LaNae Johnson


Senior Program Officer, Black Student Success


Community Engagement and Equity
(503) 227-6846

LaNae Johnson comes to Oregon Community Foundation with over 10 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. She believes Black students’ success is a multifaceted and a crucial aspect of societal progress. She brings deep knowledge and passion for improving educational outcomes for Black students. With a BA in Psychology and a minor in African American Studies from Loyola Marymount University, she started her career in Los Angeles, working with multicultural and multigenerational communities in both English and Spanish. In 2020, LaNae was selected as a Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI) Fellow; she collaborated with community partners and residents to create a systemic approach that improves conditions and outcomes for a local population of children and families. LaNae currently serves on the Community Council for the Portland Children’s Levy.


In her free time, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and spending time in nature with her husband and two beloved dogs.  

When Black students succeed academically and socially, it generates a positive ripple effect that extends beyond individual achievements. By recognizing the importance of this success and working towards creating an inclusive and supportive environment, we can build a brighter and more equitable future for all students.”