Nancy Johnson PhD, RN MSN, MS

Chief Executive Officer, El Rio Health

Nancy Johnson is the CEO for El Rio Health, one of the largest FQHCs in the country. She is a registered nurse with a BSN from Illinois Wesleyan University. Dr Johnson also holds masters’ degrees in nursing, from the University of Illinois, and marketing and business from the University of Arizona Eller College. Her doctoral research, for which she was awarded a PhD in Health Care Administration, was on provider perspectives in caring for the uninsured population. Nancy spent over 15 years with the Tucson Medical Center Healthcare System, building community health and wellness programs, acquiring and managing medical practices for the TMC system, and expanding community networks. Dr. Johnson co-authored a textbook with her husband entitled “The Care of the Uninsured in America”. She also serves as an adjunct clinical professor for the University of Arizona College of Medicine.