Chief Financial Officer
Amy Johns serves as the Chief Financial Officer NBA, a position she accepted in January 2021. In this role, she leads the finance team at NBA and oversees all financial activities of the organization providing vision, leadership and employing financial management practices that build stability and flexibility for now and in the future. Led by Johns the finance department serves as a collaborative partner providing responsive service to staff, trustees, donors, and partners.
Johns has extensive nonprofit financial management experience and has a unique understanding that strong financial management connects to every aspect of a nonprofit. She’s spent more than 15 years at a large nonprofit organization in Dallas, Texas where she served in several capacities and oversaw substantial growth in revenue and reserves, which led to many new programs and initiatives, particularly, education resources for those underserved. In her nonprofit work, she effectively managed a team of individuals responsible for new integration of robust systems to address the growing needs of the organization.
Prior to joining the nonprofit industry, Amy worked for corporations primarily in oil, gas and industrial manufacturing. Her work involved traveling extensively to Asia and South America, where she developed a passion for all types of people and enjoys working with many different business disciplines.
When Johns isn’t working, she and her husband volunteer their time coaching youth soccer and have done so for 14 seasons. She grew up near Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended Oklahoma State University where she graduated with a degree in accounting and holds a CPA license.
Getting to Know Amy
Why do you feel “called to care” about Disciples health and social service ministry?
The long history of the organization and the impact it has had for over 130 years while remaining financially stable. I felt a real sense of compassion from a community of driven individuals who really wanted to make a difference.
Who is a hero of yours, and why?
My grandmother was a wonderful soul who loved and had true compassion for everyone. All who knew her felt special for having had known her. She cared for many children and older adults in her retirement years. The testimony from the family and individuals of how her compassion and love changed their lives and brought peace of mind left them forever changed and grateful. She was a true example of how one person can truly make an impact on the lives of others and her legacy was very special to me as her granddaughter.
If I tried to find you in a supermarket, what aisle would you be in?
Honestly, I shop online now and love it! However, again truthfully, if I had to go to the grocery store, I would be in the snack aisle. We love chips and dips, candy, etc. at our house. Not healthy but fun!