Anne “AJ” Johnson
President and CEO
H.E.A.R.T Organization, Inc.
THE MARCH 2023:
CELEBRATING THE WOMEN OF SMALL TOWN AMERICA
ISSUE OF RURAL LEADER MAGAZINE HAS BEEN ISSUED.
It is truly an honor to work, serve and be considered a beacon of hope in my community. Thank you so much Dr. Kuanita Murphy for the vision in celebrating
Women in Small Town America. I wish your Magazine continued success.
CONGRATULATIONS to all Honorees🌹💐
Also, in 2022 she initiated two successful mentoring programs for girls ages 9-16 for the Dougherty County School System and the Albany community, at large. Minister Johnson is the former Chaplain for the Albany Technical College Special Populations Advisory Board, former member of the Albany Area Primary Health School-based Health Center Advisory Board and the Albany Chamber of Commerce Small Business Board. She is a former President of the Albany Diversity Council, Stop the Violence Executive Board, ALDON National Prayer Committee, National Ebony Fashion Fair Coordinator, the Miss Black Albany Executive Director and Chaperon for the national Miss Black America Pageant.
Ms. Johnson has received numerous Leadership and Diversity Awards to include 2013 Woman of Distinction (Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia), 2013 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr., The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk Team Captain of the Year; Top Fundraiser of the Year; The Procter & Gamble Corporate Supplier Diversity Coordinator of the Year nominee (3X), The LINK Diversity Award presented by the Albany Diversity Council, The 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Award (Albany, GA), 2022 MLK Award (Albany Baptist Ministers Conference), several MLK Breakfast Appreciation Awards, along with many others.
She is the proud mother of one daughter, Dr. Kenya T. Lemon. Her motto is one of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s: “Everybody can be Great because Anybody can Serve”...and “Is my Living In Vain”?--