“I consider myself to be a community engagement ambassador, and I am excited to bring my passion and expertise in the area of authentic community engagement to the Foundation.”
Linda Garrett-Johnson is a Program Officer with a broad background that includes at-risk youth development, authentic community engagement, six sigma business process, organizational development, human-centered design, and grant writing/management (including federal, corporate and community foundations).
She serves on the Board of 360 Communities, which provides violence prevention and intervention, along with housing intervention and supportive services. Linda’s background also includes the creation of Community Engagement Ambassadors – Dakota County and the Center for Intersectional Leadership.
Linda developed The Word Applied, Inc., a consulting company providing organizational capacity building, training and technical assistance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational development from Metropolitan State University and is a certified six sigma Black Belt (business process improvement).
In her free time, Linda enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and her dog, Foxy.
Linda is responsible for managing the housing and youth development portfolios on behalf of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation.