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Staff Assistant III, The Disparities Solutions Center

Surie Johnson is the Staff Assistant III for the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) under the Mongan Institute. She supports senior-level executives with administrative tasks, including managing complicated calendars, arranging travel, program, event, and meeting preparation and communicating with the public.  Surie also supports management with the execution of the Disparities Leadership Program.


Surie joined the DSC with experience that covers over a decade of advocacy for underserved children and parents. She worked at Clarendon Early Education Services, Inc. as an Office Administrator who specialized in voucher and contract management as well as connecting families with home daycare educators. She has worked at Whittier Street Health Center, ABCD Head Start and Children’s Services and The Women’s Lunch Place assisting low-income families gain access to supplemental food, sustenance education, health services and other resources. As an undergrad, she worked at Youth Opportunity Boston where she was responsible for overseeing the development of a resource manual that at-risk youth could fit in their pocket. She also volunteered in Honduras with Partners in Education Roatan in their e-learning center reading to English and Spanish language learners, supporting them with computer-based games and encouraging basic math and writing skills. Surie holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Surie is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration at Fitchburg State University.