Center for Appalachian Philanthropy adds facilitator

From press reports


The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy is pleased to introduce Brenda Johnson as the Mississippi Facilitator for the Strengthening Communities to Prevent Diabetes in Appalachia’s Vulnerable Populations, a program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Brenda is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi and Louisville High School in Louisville, Mississippi. From her work experience as a nurse’s aid, Brenda brings compassion and the ability to nurture those seeking to improve their health and overcome the complications of type 2 diabetes.

Since 2010, Brenda has worked with the Coalition for a Healthier Winston County as co-liaison. This relationship has allowed her to foster connections and contacts to help further the work of the Diabetes Coalitions in Winston, Kemper and Noxubee Counties.

Strengthening Communities to Prevent Diabetes in Appalachia’s Vulnerable Populations, a grant funded by the CDC, is designed to reduce diabetes risk by strengthening diabetes coalitions in each participating county, mapping county assets and creating strategic plans, addressing local diabetes prevention, and implementing sustainable community actions. For more information please visit

The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy (AppaPhil) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to connect people’s time, talent, and treasure for the good of Appalachian communities. AppaPhil’s team of diverse, highly qualified professionals help communities discover their own solutions to the fundamental problems of poverty, poor health, and low educational achievement and provides training and support that builds nonprofit organizational capacity, engages in social enterprise, and incubates new and needed programs in the rural counties of Appalachia. For more information about AppaPhil please visit or call 740-876-4262.