Victoria Foundation Announces Sharnita C. Johnson as Organization’s First-Ever Vice President of Strategy, Impact, and Communications

Victoria Foundation announced yesterday that Sharnita C. Johnson will serve as the Foundation’s Vice President of Strategy, Impact and Communications. In this new position, Johnson will provide oversight and management of all programmatic activities and ensure alignment with the Foundation goals and values.

This expansion of the leadership team comes as Victoria Foundation last month announced its new framework to support power-building and self-determination of Black, Brown and other communities pushed to the margins in Newark, New Jersey.

Previously, Johnson served as the Arts Program Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, where she led a statewide grantmaking portfolio focused on arts, equity, and creative placemaking and played an integral role in the Dodge Foundation’s transformation of its mission to address the root causes and repair of structural racism and inequity.

Since 2017, she has served on the Board of Directors for Grantmakers in the Arts, and will become Chair of the Board in January 2022.

Read the announcement here.