Johnson Strategic Alliances


About Us

Ellen Johnson-Diaz

Founder and Principal

BA in Education

MBA in Accounting

PhD  in Organization Development

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

MHA in Health Policy (pending)

Ellen has over 30 years of executive and financial leadership experience in both the corporate and nonprofit arenas. Her degrees include an MBA in Accounting, a PhD in Organizational Management, a Graduate Certification in Healthcare Management and a pending Master of Healthcare Administration. She is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities, both traditional and online. She has developed university-level curricula as well as corporate training programs.


Ellen has an exceptional understanding of the healthcare and nonprofit industries, including operations, finance, administration and compliance. She is known for providing boards of all types with impactful training and guidance regarding fiduciary duties, funding challenges, conflicts of interests, and board structure.  A frequent speaker at conferences, universities, corporations, board meetings, and numerous professional associations, she has the ability to take complex ideas and tailor them to the audience at hand.


Her alliances and consulting teams are comprised of seasoned practitioners, including CFOs, CEOs, CPAs, CMAs, SPHRs, CFREs, CSOs, and PhDs, who work to provide training and consulting customized to your needs.

Recent Trainings and Speaking Engagements

 National Association of Bar Executives
Board of Directors

Trumpet Awards
Board of Directors 

 Keep Georgia Beautiful
Annual Meeting

Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority
Board of Directors 

 National Blace MBA Association
Board of Directors

Peach State Health Plan
Board of Directors 

 National Cares Mentoring Movement
Board of Directors

 Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta and DeKalb
Board of Directors

 Athens Community Council on Aging

Fulton County Arts Council 

 Atlanta Nonprofit Professionals

 Georgia Center for Nonprofits

 American Intercontinental University

 Nonprofit University

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