Terence Johnson
Public Service Assistant
(770) 820-4643

Current Position

Terence Johnson works in both community and nonprofit leadership development.

Current Activities and Expertise

Terence's expertise includes program start-up and development, large-scale systems reform, training, consulting, administrative support and coaching, board development, strategic planning, and executive coaching. He also has experience helping community leaders with performance issues and building healthier communities in areas stricken with the challenges of poverty, poor education, and gangs.

Previous Experience

Johnson has more than 30 years experience as a leader in the public service arena. Most recently, he was vice president of programs for the United Methodist Children's Home. For a recent article about his work there, read the article “Restoring Hope,” which appeared in the Mizzou alumni magazine.

He was the founder of Proof Positive Training and Development Center; CEO of Catalyst for Care; director of Father Flanagan's Boys Town of Georgia; vice president of Neighbor To Family Sibling Foster Care Program in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia; director of the Office of Provider Management for the state of Georgia; and nationally trained consultant and coach for the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group. Johnson also served as a lead teacher in an alternative school in Los Angeles, California.


  • B.A., University of Missouri
  • M.A., Loyola Marymount University


  • Outstanding Leadership Award from Neighbor to Family
  • Recognitions from various organizations for leadership, training, and support


  • Board of Directors for the Decatur DeKalb YMCA
  • Board of Directors for Hephzibah Ministries International
  • Board of Directors for National Youth Advocate Program
  • Board of Directors for the Decatur Rotary Club
  • Elder Board at MC 3 Church
  • Vice President of Staff for UGA Black Faculty and Staff Organization

Professional Organizations

  • Leadership DeKalb
  • Leadership Georgia