BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Johnette joined our board in June of 2023. A native of Camden, NJ, Mrs. Richardson is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, a community development financial institution that sparks renewed vitality in neighborhoods by engaging community partners, increasing sustainable homeownership, and advancing innovative capital solutions. She is a frequent speaker at local and national training institutes and foundation convenings on topics related to neighborhood revitalization and community economic development.
An advocate of volunteerism, Mrs. Richardson was appointed to the Board of Commissioners for Baltimore City Public Schools where she served as Chair from 2021-2023. She serves on the advisory committee for the Developing Affordable Starter Homes Fund in Baltimore City. She is a Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) Leadership graduate. She completed Bank of America’s Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Leadership program and is a past Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellow. In 2012 she was named one of the Daily Record’s Leading Women; in 2017, she was named one of Associated Black Charities’ Women on the Move; in 2018, she was named the Daily Record Maryland's Top 100 Women.
Prior to receiving her master’s degree in business administration from Regis University, Mrs. Richardson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University. She and her husband Evan, their daughter, Zoe, and Davis (the most adorable Goldendoodle in the world) live in Northeast Baltimore.