Kara Aleixo Johnson, JD joined Central Maine Healthcare in 2020 and is the health system’s vice president of business and community development, responsible for business development, corporate communications, marketing, philanthropy, community outreach, and political advocacy. A healthcare leader for over ten years, Ms. Johnson held previous roles in business development and philanthropy and was senior director of development at Mid-Coast Parkview Health in Brunswick. She has also owned a business development consulting firm, held leadership roles in other business enterprises, and practiced law primarily in real estate and litigation.
Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and political science from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and her law degree from Suffolk University School of Law in Boston.
She has served on the boards of local organizations, including The Gathering Place and Maine Paws for Veterans. Johnson is a corporator of Mid Coast Hospital and has served on the board of trustees for Mid Coast-Parkview Health.
A native of the Boston area, Johnson has resided in the Brunswick, Maine, region for about 25 years with her husband and four grown children, where she is an active community member.