Dina Johnson is the founder and CEO of the Monroe County Family Coalition, Inc. (MCFC), a 501(c)(3) community service organization, and Executive Director at the Refugees Helping Refugees.
Dina graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science/premed with a concentration in psychology. She also holds a graduate certificate in nonprofit management leadership from St. John Fisher College. In the fall of 2021, Dina began her graduate studies in marriage and family therapy at the University of Rochester.
Dina’s research endeavors focus on alcohol/substance abuse, dementia caregiving, and women’s oncology. She has received awards such as Direct Clinical Impact in the Community, and the Use of Imaging and Promoting Science for her involvement in a research project using a virtual health coach application.
Dina served on the board of directors and chair of the community/HR committee at Partners in Restorative Initiatives for 2 ½ years. She currently serves as the Co-Chair VP Membership of the Board of Directors at the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources of Western New York, and a member of the Mental Health Workgroup for Racial and Structural Equity Commission. She also serves as a parent liaison for culturally-responsive education at Greece Athena Middle School.
Dina has a passion for working with key stakeholders, local government bodies, and community organizations around such key issues as diversity, inclusion, and equity. As the founder and CEO of MCFC, she is committed to serving all people in Monroe County by providing much need resources such as tutoring for children and families, educational lectures, and mental health services. Having been raised by a Baptist pastor and wife, Dina believes in the power of bridging gaps, creating unity, and particularly serving the underserved and underrepresented communities.
Dina lives in Greece, New York. She is married and has four children and two grandchildren