Debbie’s resume

Debbie Johnson

Postal Address            P.O.Box 65156, Albuquerque NM 87193

Telephone                   (404) 484-2764




Ondo State College of Education, Nigeria

B.S. and National Certificate of Education (1992)

 St. Lucas Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Associate Degree in Nursing (1997)

University of Nevada, Reno

Currently enrolled in Masters in Public Health program



TenderLove Community Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Founder and Executive Director (2013-Present)

Coliseum Hospital, Macon, Georgia

Nurse Tech (2010-2011)

 American Nursing Services / Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Nurse Tech (10/2009 – 04/2010)

Hooverwood Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana

Mental Health Tech (09/2004—07/2009)

Designed, developed, and managed new patient care programs, including a palliative care consultation service in hospitals and long term care facilities and an operations plan for 50-bed hospice residence.

Board member of a statewide coalition on improving end-of-life care.

Interim co-chair of statewide affiliate of a national organization dedicated to reducing incidences of breast cancer through funding education, screening and treatment programs with an emphasis on those facing barriers to care.



Female Innovator of the Year – Government or Non-Profit –10 or Less Employees Status: Finalist (2017)
Silver Horizons
Hall of Fame (2017)
Steelbridge (formerly Albuquerque Rescue Mission)
“Priceless” Award given to men and women nominated by the community for recognition of their service and dedication to homeless women (2017)

National Congress of Negro Women (Albuquerque Chapter)
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Award for achievement in business and community services  (2015)

New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
Innovative Idea of the Year Award (2015) for TenderLove Community Center
Leadership of the Year Award  (2014, honorable mention).


  • New Mexico Youth Forum
  • Near North Valley Neighborhood Association
  • Albuquerque Continuum of Care



  • Executive director overseeing business plans, programs and budgets
  • Healthcare professional with 19 years of hospital experience both clinical and clerical.
  • Measurably increased organizational performance, visibility and influence
  • Leading strategic planning efforts
  • Managing marketing and communications efforts
  • Excellent computer skills; including MS Word, Excel & Power point
  • Effective and efficient in service delivery
  • Knowledge of customer services standards
  • Skilled in examining and analyzing information
  • Skilled in office administration, management and duties
  • Ability to communicate effectively {Oral and written}
  • Ability to resolve issues
  • Ability to multi-task and follow through and meet deadlines
  • Ability to foster and maintain a co-operative work environment
  • Ability to maintain staff and client retention


REFERENCES upon request