Dawn Hawkins Johnson
Co-chair, President/CEO of DHJ Services, LLC
Dawn Hawkins Johnson serves as board co-chair for Gather New Haven.
Dawn Hawkins Johnson, MSN, RN is the President/CEO of DHJ Services, LLC. Mrs. Johnson has a diverse background in clinical care, health policy and consulting. With more than 20 years of professional health care industry experience spanning both the public and private sectors, Mrs. Johnson has worked with multiple federal agencies, state governments, private organizations and vendors. Her focus is on healthcare system transformation that improves the care delivery system for vulnerable populations, improves clinical outcomes and empowers consumers to become more accountable for their healthcare.
Dawn is the President and CEO of DHJ Services, LLC. The firm provides solution-oriented technical advice and services focused on health equity, population health and outcome achievement for vulnerable populations to community and professional organizations, and health systems. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Health Council of the MetroHartford Alliance. During her 10-years at CMS, she supported both the Medicaid and Medicare programs in the Atlanta Region and in the Central Office in senior oversight and Division Director capacities.
She is on the board of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. She has served as a Board Member, CT Chapter of the National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE); and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee of Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives (CTAHE)