Johnson comes to Goodwill from OSF Healthcare Systems where she served as e-health Project Director. Prior to that Johnson was the Chief Information Officer for Pearl Companies. She holds an under graduate degree from Illinois State University and an MBA from Bradley University.
"Lori brings varied and valuable experience to this position," said Don Johnson, Goodwill President and CEO. "She has a keen head for the mechanics of running a program, but she also understands the need for partnerships, community involvement and of course the compassion it takes to support the individuals who we serve."
"Goodwill's mission is to assist people in finding employment," said Lori Johnson. "Goodwill does this in many ways and for many different populations in our community. Jobs empower people financially and provide the self-esteem that everyone deserves. From our veterans' services to our youth mentoring program, everything we do is geared towards employment and the power that it brings."
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois offers a veterans program, a nationally recognized youth mentoring program and youth services geared toward establishing a career path. The non-profit also offers computer skills classes, a fork lift operation certification program, a veterans home, and much more. All the services that Goodwill provides are free.
Goodwill is supported by the sale of donated goods throughout its 11 stores. Goodwill serves 21 counties within Central Illinois. More information can be found at www.goodwillpeo.org.