Barbara Johnson serves as the CEO of Dallas-based Hope Supply Co, a nonprofit organization supporting the critical needs of homeless and at-risk children. The organization also holds the state's largest diaper bank for children in Dallas.
She was born and raised in Southeast Asia and came to the United States for college, where she earned her economics degree from Stanford University.
Johnson began her nonprofit career at Literacy Achieves, an adult literacy center where she opened and managed the organization’s first satellite campus in a low-income, immigrant neighborhood in west Dallas. She then joined, HeartGift, an international medical nonprofit based in Austin, where she started the Dallas chapter and led its growth as the executive director.