Previously a senior marketing executive with USAA, Dawn Johnson has lent her skills to a number of businesses throughout the San Antonio, Texas, area as an independent consultant and team builder. In addition her previous professional involvement with veterans through USAA, Dawn Johnson has personally supported the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP).
As one of the largest organizations supporting veterans in the United States, WWP extends financial support to other organizations that serve veterans. Since starting its grant program, WWP has succeeded in distributing over $9.1 million to more than 85 organizations.
In 2014, WWP selected Team Red, White and Blue (RWB) as a grant recipient. Established in 2010, Team RWB is a national program focused on bridging the civilian-military divide and actively engaging veterans with the local community. The funds from WWP support more than 56,000 team members in over 115 communities, providing invaluable services to small communities while helping veterans proactively cope with stress.
To find more information about Team RWB in San Antonio or other locations, visit http://www.teamrwb.org.
Dawn Johnson, a former senior-level professional with USAA, shares her time with several charitable organizations in San Antonio. Dawn Johnson currently sits on the board of the San Antonio Clubhouse.
Dedicated to supporting the recovery of individuals with mental illness, the San Antonio Clubhouse focuses on building relationships. It operates as an outgrowth of the broader Clubhouse movement, which began in 1948 when former patients of Rockland State Hospital in New York came together to offer support as they worked toward re-entering society. Their small meeting has since led to the founding of 300 Clubhouses worldwide.
At the San Antonio Clubhouse, members collaborate with one another and with dedicated staff to create opportunities. Members engage in jobs ranging from cleaning and organizing the building and its grounds to collecting data about the organization’s programs. Members receive access to a variety of support programs, including a three-tier employment initiative that begins with supported part-time work and ideally ends with the member re-entering the competitive workforce. Each member can also take advantage of on-site San Antonio Clubhouse initiatives, such as breakfast and lunch programs and fitness center activities.