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Children First announces new board member

26 Mar 2021 10:29 AM | Deleted user

(Sarasota, FL) March 26, 2021 – Children First, Inc., the exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services in Sarasota County, is proud to welcome Andrea Johnson to the Board of Directors.

Ms. Johnson is a Vice President, IT Architect for JPMorgan Chase. She has held several key leadership positions for the multinational banking company in a career spanning more than two decades.

Her extensive volunteer experience includes local, national, and international organizations such as the YMCA of Delaware, the Hillsborough Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program, the National Black MBA Association, and Bankers Without Borders.

As part of the inaugural BoardLead group in the Tampa Bay region, Children First was invited to join a select cohort of nonprofit and corporate partners working together to elevate leadership in the social good sector.

Operating in 19 states and internationally in London, BoardLead works to transform leadership in the social good sector by partnering with top companies, professional services firms, and foundations to recruit, place, train and support talented professionals for high-impact board service.

“We are excited to welcome Andrea to our Board of Directors through this incredible partnership with JPMorgan Chase and BoardLead,” said Philip Tavill, President & CEO of Children First. “Her governance expertise, along with her broad knowledge in the fields of youth empowerment, financial education, and technology make her a critical addition to our board.”


"Congratulations to Andrea on joining the team at Children First! Our own team at BoardLead is honored to have made this introduction with our corporate partner JPMorgan Chase, and we are excited to see the impact of Andrea's board service and to support her as she joins in the important work at Children First,” said Nick Boyle, Senior Program Associate, Cause Strategy Partners®, BoardLead®. 

Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Wesley College. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., ISC2 (The International Information System Security Certification Consortium), and NSBE (the National Society of Black Engineers).


The Children First Board of Directors is comprised of community members and leaders from the human services, corporate, investment, and philanthropic sectors of our region. To learn more, visit

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