DCBS Commissioner - Adria Johnson
Adria Johnson's strong desire to be of public service, coupled with her proven ability to lead, manage, motivate and coordinate efforts toward reform serve her well in her appointed position of commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS). Johnson is a dedicated, well-respected and versatile professional with more than 21 years of hands-on experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to this appointment, Johnson served as deputy commissioner of DCBS for almost three years, where she was instrumental in leading several efforts aimed at bringing about needed reform to improve the lives of some of the commonwealth's most vulnerable citizens.
Prior to joining Kentucky state government, Johnson held key roles in Louisville Metro Government ranging from capital planning analyst in the Office of Management and Budget to acting director of the Department of Community Service and Revitalization. Johnson's strong fiscal experience was gained in various roles held in the private sector at Humana, LG&E and Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation.
Johnson received a bachelor of science degree from Ball State University and completed several post-graduate courses from the University of Louisville. She also is a published author, having published a book of poetry, A Peek at My Soul, in 2004.