Pace Announces Rosene Johnson as Senior Director of Program Operations

August 30, 2022
Rosene Johnson

Pace Center for Girls proudly announces the appointment of Rosene Johnson as Senior Director of Center Operations.

“Rosene has made a tremendous impact at Pace Center for Girls, supporting and advocating for thousands of girls and young women in Central Florida,” said Mary Marx, Pace President and CEO. “Her leadership and care will continue to make a remarkable impression on our girls and their families as she assumes a new role and supervises operations across Pace’s 21 centers throughout Florida.”

Johnson is a change agent and was instrumental in creating community partnerships in Orange County leading to an increase in fiscal support and girls served over the last five years. With more than two decades of nonprofit and social service experience, Johnson has worked extensively on access to education and mental health services for underserved communities.

“Central Florida is resilient and powerful, and it’s been my honor to work in partnership with the greater community, our incredible partners and team to ensure all girls have access to equitable opportunities,” said Johnson. “As Pace expands its national model to reach more girls, I’m proud to assume a new role within the organization — supporting our vision of a world where all girls and young women have power, in a just and equitable society.

Johnson is a nationally recognized speaker and executive coach on leadership, fundraising and social change. She is profiled as Women of the Year by Orange Appeal, Orlando Family Magazine, and African American Women’s History Project, and Orlando Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 Leaders.

“Rosene is a natural collaborator and proven leader who has transformed the lives of our girls both personally and professionally,” said Aggie Pappas, Vice President of Program Innovation and Strategic Implementation at Pace. “I look forward to seeing Rosene in a new role alongside Natalya Bannister-Roby, former Executive Director of Pace Alachua, as we expand our model and reach more girls.”

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in family community sciences, a master’s degree in child development and facilitator certifications in diversity, equity and inclusion and parenting education.