Kelly Curran Johnson

kelly curran johnson

Executive director


Really good at: Helping others feel encouraged and engaged – and writing, I love to tell a story!

Known for: Quick wit, faith, kindness, world’s best homemade chocolate chip cookie bars and belting out a pretty good tune.

Loves: Cheering for my teenage boys at swim meets, basketball games, guitar concerts and life.

Guilty as charged: Embarrassing my children – isn’t that my job?

About Kelly

An expert at keeping the fridge full (she’s the mom of two teenage boys), Kelly joined Meeting Expectations in 2019 as executive director of the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC). In this role, Kelly cultivates relationships with VACC’s key stakeholders, volunteers and partners while overseeing the day to day management of VACC, its certification and strategic plan.

Kelly has a strong background in the growth and development of nonprofits and their boards of directors primarily within the healthcare industry. Through her roles in the executive director, stewardship and development spaces at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the AMD Alliance, Safe Kids of Georgia and United Way – as well as time serving as a Senior Account Supervisor at Ketchum Public Relations – Kelly uses her written and spoken communications expertise to successfully convene key stakeholders around a shared mission to create high-impact, grassroots outreach, development and strategic partnership programs on the local, national and international level.

Kelly is a proud Georgia Bulldog, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia with a major in public relations and a minor in business. She is an active board member of the Georgia Planned Giving Council and donates time to her local community through the high school where her two sons attend and their church. You can hear her passionately cheering for her boys (embarrassing parent criteria) at athletic and musical events. She too enjoys singing, biking and running, and, although you may find Kelly participating in the local road race, she’ll be the first to say: “speed is way overrated!”