ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- INROADS, Inc., a multi-cultural non-profit focused on development and career preparation for talented, underserved youth, recently appointed Andrea Johnson-Lee Regional Director of its Midwest Region, serving Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Iowa and Omaha.
"Andrea's more than 20 years of extensive operations, planning and supervisory experience, and valuable strategic planning, executive coaching and change management expertise uniquely suits her to lead one of our most established regions at one of the most pivotal times for diversity worldwide," said INROADS President and CEO, Forest T. Harper.
Ms. Johnson-Lee will manage a team responsible for a range of functional areas including, business development, operations, recruiting, client services, student coaching and curriculum development, special events and training programs. In addition, she will be responsible for strategic planning/execution and fund development. "I am proud to join such a prestigious organization and use my expertise to lead the Midwest Region as we develop our future leaders," said Johnson-Lee.
Before joining INROADS, Ms. Johnson-Lee held a series of executive positions in healthcare administration. Most recently, she directed Concentra (Westport), a national healthcare company that provides services directly to employers, their workers and the public. Her civic activities include leadership roles in the Gateway Chapter of The Links, Inc.; Carrousels St. Louis Inc.; and United Negro College Fund. She serves on the boards of CORO Midwestern Leadership Program; St. Louis Regional Health Commission; American Public Health Association; National Association of Health Care Executives; and Mid-County Partners for Progress. Johnson-Lee is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has received awards from Leadership St. Louis and the Women Legislators of Missouri.
Johnson-Lee earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Women's Studies from University of Missouri-Columbia, and master's degrees in Health Administration and Human Resources Management from Washington University, St. Louis.
Founded in 1970, INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry, preparing them for corporate and community leadership that effects community renewal and social change and elevates economic status and quality of life. INROADS has placed students in over 127,000 paid internships throughout its history, and graduated over 27,000 alumni into full-time professional and leadership positions with over 1,000 corporate partners. Currently, INROADS serves nearly 1,500 interns and 230 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.INROADS.org.
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SOURCE INROADS Inc.