New director for Riverwood Foundation

Jodie Johnson, Riverwood Foundation Director

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Jodie Johnson is the new director of Riverwood Foundation, effective Oct. 1. In this position, she is responsible for the strategic direction and fund development through special projects, annual campaigns and planned giving.

“We are very pleased to have Jodie become a permanent member of the exceptional Foundation team at Riverwood,” says Riverwood CEO Michael Hagen. “Since 2003, she has excelled in a number of volunteer leadership capacities, helping to raise significant dollars to move the mission of Riverwood Healthcare Center forward. Her long-term dedication and knowledge of the local communities we serve are huge assets to our organization.”

Johnson, who has served as interim director of the Foundation since February 2012, joins Katie Nelson, foundation manager, and Kris Hazelton, administrative assistant, in coordinating financial support from the community for Riverwood Healthcare Center.

Johnson has served on the Riverwood Foundation Board since 2002 and has led many committees and projects over the past 10 years. As a co-owner of The Office Shop in Aitkin and Brainerd with her husband, Scott Johnson, she brings many years of business management expertise to her new role.

As an active member of the Foundation board, Johnson has served in several capacities including on the finance committee and Better Together Capital Campaign Steering Committee. She and her family are Riverwood Foundation donors and founders of the Zachary Johnson Kids with Cancer Fund, a fund within Riverwood Foundation that provides grants to children with cancer and their families in Aitkin and Crow Wing County. Johnson also chaired the Riverwood Gala committee for seven consecutive years.

“I truly believe in the mission of the Riverwood Foundation and will do everything I can to promote its success in supporting the quality healthcare services people in this area have come to expect,” Johnson said. “I’m looking forward to working together with lots of committed and caring individuals in our communities. There are so many ways that we can give back, give forward and make a difference.”

Contact Jodie Johnson at the Foundation office at (218) 927-5554 or