Pat Johnson is a career arts administrator. Prior to uniting with Regina to create Grannies on Safari®, she served as the founding director of the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.
Prior to her directorship, she was an Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Chicago Artists International Program (CAIP), a division of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, from 1983 to 1993. Pat organized CAIP to support bilateral international cultural exchange between artists and arts administrators in Chicago and throughout the world.
Pat's career includes tenure as Executive Director of the Jamaica Center for the Arts in New York City and Founding Director of the South Dallas Cultural Center in Texas. She has traveled to more than 75 countries.
As a nationally recognized leader in multi-disciplinary arts management, Pat has been a consultant for many arts and cultural organizations including UNESCO and the U.S. Department of State. Her work as a Cultural Specialist includes residency assignments in India, Ghana, Brazil, South Africa, China and Indonesia.