Joshua Johnston

Joshua Johnston

Board Member

Board Member Since: 2024

Joshua currently serves as the Nurse Manager of the Cardiac/Pulmonary Intermediate Care Unit at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In this role since 2020, Joshua oversees the delivery of high-quality care to patients, ensuring optimal outcomes while simultaneously managing day-to-day operations, achieving financial objectives, and enhancing staff satisfaction. Joshua’s journey in healthcare began in Florida, where he honed his skills as a Registered Nurse in a demanding Surgical Trauma ICU. In 2015 he moved from Tampa to Philadelphia to support his husband’s advanced education at the University of Pennsylvania. Joshua joined the Surgical Trauma ICU team at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 2015 as a frontline RN and continued in that role until 2020. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Joshua earned a Bachelor's in Nursing in 2011. He completed a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Healthcare Leadership with a minor in Healthcare Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020.

Why did you choose to become a member of the Mazzoni Center Board?

I believe that everyone deserves access to compassionate and affirming healthcare, and by serving on the board, I aim to contribute to the continued growth and impact of Mazzoni Center. I joined the Mazzoni Center Board due to my personal experiences both as a patient, as well as a provider, within the LGBTQ+ community. Having witnessed the transformative impact that organizations like Mazzoni have on individuals' lives, I felt a desire to contribute my skills and perspectives to support their mission.