NAPW Inducts Barbara G. Johnson, Vice President / Treasurer, METAD (Medical, Education, Training, and Development), Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Barbara G. Johnson selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

It gives me great pleasure to present Barbara with this important honor. Her work is inspiring and invaluable.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Barbara G. Johnson as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in nonprofits. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“It gives me great pleasure to present Barbara with this important honor,” says NAPW President Star Jones. “Her work is inspiring and invaluable.”

For more than 20 years, Barbara Johnson has used her expert leadership skills in community outreach, public relations and sales to make a difference in the world. She has held a number of key positions in charitable organizations working internationally with procurement and placement of humanitarian aid.

In 2001, Ms. Johnson co-founded METAD (Medical, Education, Training, and Development). As Vice President / Treasurer, she oversees the financial aspects and day-to-day operations of the charitable organization as it focuses on acquisition and shipping of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to developing countries worldwide.

Under her guidance, METAD spearheads important programs that benefit the underserved in countries such as Nicaragua, Guatemala, Central America, the Philippines and Kenya. These initiatives offer a myriad of services to those who need it most, including cervical cancer screening, education, skills training, healthcare, agricultural training and much more.

“We also have a domestic program that gives one-time assistance to individuals or families whose need may ‘fall through the cracks’ of local charities or US or State government program guidelines,” said Ms. Johnson. Her work at METAD continues to make a positive and lasting impact on the communities they serve.

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive networking forum to professional women where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, members interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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