Debra Walker Johnson is responsible for leading and managing IFF’s resource development efforts, overseeing strategic communications, and establishing strategic community partnerships to advance IFF’s mission of change.
With more than 20 years experience in nonprofit fundraising, marketing, communications, advocacy, and coalition building, Ms. Walker Johnson has successfully designed and implemented programs to improve underserved communities.
Prior to IFF, she served as the Director of Development for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, where she oversaw the organization’s fundraising and communication initiatives. Her career also includes service with National Able Network, Women Employed, and Southwest Women Working Together.
Debra currently serves on the Board of Chicago Women in Philanthropy and as co-chair the Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program. She is also a member of the 1998 class of Leadership Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roosevelt University and a Certificate from John Marshall Law School’s Community Law Program for Social Workers.