Deborah JohnsVice President of Philanthropy – International Headquarters
Deborah Johns joined Project C.U.R.E. as VP of Philanthropy in July 2022. She leads a team of Executive
Directors in Project C.U.R.E.’s seven sites and the revenue-generating staff and programs at Project
C.U.R.E.’s International Headquarters including: Events, Kits Program, and Client Care Management.
With 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, Deborah brings a strategic eye focusing on efficiency,
effectiveness, and lasting transformation. She places high value on collaboration and partnerships,
recognizing it takes all of us to bring health and hope to the world.
Prior to joining Project C.U.R.E., Deborah served as the Executive Director of Safe Families for Children,
an organization dedicated to decreasing the number of children entering foster care in Colorado.
The breadth of Deborah’s career was spent at World Vision USA where she developed the philanthropic
strategy in a 4-state region as part of a $1 billion campaign. Preceding her time in philanthropy, she co-founded and grew a volunteer engagement program through World Vision, partnering with 2,500
churches, hundreds of corporations, and ultimately mobilizing 500,000 volunteers throughout the
United States to procure $17 million in vital supplies for families in the U.S. and abroad.
Deborah experienced the privilege of visiting numerous under-resourced communities in over 20
countries throughout Africa, South America, North America, and Europe to understand and help solve
for the root causes of poverty and health inequality that are unique to each community. She is
passionate about empowering and equipping communities, specifically women, with the tools needed
to build a healthier community, and ultimately, a healthier world.
A Washington State native, Deborah earned her B.A. from Gonzaga University, and Master of Nonprofit
Leadership from Seattle University. She is currently pursuing a second Master’s in Industrial
Organizational Psychology at Harvard. Deborah enjoys cooking and skiing, attends Colorado Community
Church, and resides in Highlands Ranch, CO with her husband, son, and two dogs.