Danielle Johnson

Manager of Human Resources, Operations & Events | Operations and Meetings Team
Phone: 240-821-9385
Fax: 301-588-2482

Danielle Johnson

Danielle Johnson is the Manager of Human Resources, Operations & Events at AUCD. She manages the Human Resources, Payroll and Operations functions of the organization and creates the administrative policies and procedures that support AUCD Staff. In addition, she is responsible for the planning and onsite management of Association meetings and events to include the annual conference, annual gala and network-specific meetings.

Before coming to AUCD she worked at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education where she managed and coordinated C-level volunteers, high profile committees, programs and events for both the Committees on Population, and Law and Justice. She has also done a great deal of work with the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) on understanding cross-national health differences in high-income countries. Danielle also previously owned her own event management company that focused on helping small businesses use events to build their brands and strategic partnerships.
Danielle is the proud aunt of a young niece, Jordan, with Aicardi Syndrome and a teenage niece, Brionna, with both Long QT and Landau-Kleffner Syndromes. She has high hopes that her work with AUCD will eventually help increase theirs and others opportunities and quality of life.

Danielle has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Social Science from the University of Maryland, University College. She is currently pursuing her SHRM-CP certification in Human Resources Management and hopes to become a certified professional in the fall of 2019.

Areas of Interest:


  • Human Resources
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Creating Organizational Policy
  • Conference Program Management
  • Event Management