WANDA JOHNSON, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland University College in Paralegal Studies/Management Studies, spent 25 years in management at the Endocrine Society. In 2015, she was named the Endocrine Society’s Chief Program Officer and led its education, science, and professional development department. In January 2019, Ms. Johnson became Chief Executive Officer at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). In her current role, she is responsible for all aspects of setting strategy and managing the multi-million-dollar interdisciplinary medical organization with a staff of 20.
Ms. Johnson’s commitment to education was focused during the years her now adult children were student-athletes during high school and college. She is passionate about the need to ensure that athletics support talented students while remaining focused on the academics and the mental health of the young adults. This aligns with the educational mission of the AAERO to strengthen the support system of African American students pursing college degrees.
Wanda Johnson has shown a lifetime commitment to continuing education. She received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1995 and her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2009. She was named a Fellow of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) in 2012. In 2018, she was awarded the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation’s Visionary Award honoring the Meeting Professional of the Year.
Wanda, her husband Cedric Boatman, daughter, Kara and son Cory, reside in Silver Spring, Maryland.