Johanna Squires is passionate about leveraging her clinical social work expertise and lived experience overcoming addiction to advance health equity for marginalized populations. Currently, as a manager at DC’s largest men’s shelter, she spearheads efforts to protect individuals experiencing homelessness in the wake of COVID-19. A fierce advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention, Johanna got her start as an administrative assistant at Metro TeenAIDS and then provided intensive community-based case management to individuals and families affected by HIV. 

Johanna served as a 2016-2017 Global Health Corps fellow in the role of HIV Program Officer with the Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group in Kigali. In partnership with her co-fellow Sandra, she worked to improve HIV outcomes for key populations. Johanna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a Master of Social Work degree from the Catholic University of America with a dual clinical and social change focus.