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Shakita Johnson oversees the overall operations of Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County and leads all awareness and advocacy efforts to improve the quality of life for people ages 60 and over, as well as people with disabilities and caregivers. She works to develop a coordinated continuum of services, serves as the liaison between the agency and federal and state offices on aging, and leads partnerships among local community organizations. Shakita manages the financial and administrative duties related to pursuing foundation, state and federal government grants, as well as the process for allocating and investing funds in Tarrant County.

Before coming to United Way of Tarrant County, Shakita served as an administrative law judge for the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Prior to that role, she was an enforcement and guardianship attorney for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Before her legal career, Shakita was director of social services at several skilled nursing facilities.

Shakita earned her Juris Doctor from Texas A&M School of Law. She has a Bachelor of Arts in social work from the University of North Texas and is a licensed social worker. Shakita was named to the 2022 “40 Under 40” list by Fort Worth Business Press.