Diane Johnson, PhD
Mmapeu “Woman Who Carries Ideas” Management Consulting
Dr. Diane Johnson is CEO and Founder of Mmapeu Management Consulting, a national organizational and leadership transformation firm committed to aligning mission, vision and values for social enterprises, philanthropic institutions, the social sector, purpose-driven businesses, B Corps, tech companies and market leaders. She is deeply committed to creating dynamic, sustainable and equitable models of market and community benefits. She currently serves as Vice President of the Conscious Capitalism Bay Area Chapter. Since 1992, Diane has consulted, facilitated and trained on strategic development; cultural capacity, diversity, inclusion and equity; organizational development, institutional capacity building, leadership development, collaboration and community engagement, program design, program evaluation and leadership development for more than 11,150 organizations and leaders. Clients have included the Kresge Foundation, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the Social Venture Network, SOCAP, Opportunity Collaboration, Habitat for Humanity International, NeighborWorks America and HUD, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Episcopal Impact Fund and the C.S. Mott Foundation. She has been fortunate enough to work in South Africa, Mexico, Zambia and Zimbawbwe.
Diane received her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies (sociology, organizational behavior, management and non-profit studies) from Tufts University. Her dissertation focused on cross-sectoral leadership and collaboration between the business, government, social and community sectors. She holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the New School and her undergraduate degree in Communications with a marketing minor is from The University of Pennsylvania – The Annenberg School of Communications and The Wharton School. Dr. Johnson is also an ordained minister in the progressive Christian denomination of the United Church of Christ, focusing on the intersection of spirituality, social change and equity. She received her Masters in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.