Marcy Johnson Named Prairie View President/CEO

April 7, 2021

NEWTON, Kan. (April 7, 2021) – Prairie View announces Marcy Johnson. EdS. LCPC, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. She will officially join the Prairie View staff May 10.

“We look forward to welcoming Marcy to Prairie View and supporting her in helping to fulfill our important mission,” says John Waltner, Prairie View Board of Directors chairperson.

A native of Medicine Lodge, Johnson has a worked in the behavioral health field for over 17 years as a direct service clinician, mid-level manager and executive. She most recently served as Vice President of Treatment Services (Chief Clinical Officer) at Mirror, Inc., where she was responsible for clinical and budgetary performance for 18 locations throughout the state of Kansas. During her time at Mirror, Inc., employee turnover decreased, telehealth services were implemented and services expanded, including the opening of three new facilities.

As her career unfolded in Newton, she became increasingly aware of Prairie View’s legacy and mission.

“Prairie View’s mission is succinctly aligned with my vision for helping not only people, but communities,” says Johnson. “Prairie View is one of many leading components to the success of community investment. I want to be a part of that.

“I want to help lead an organization that finds value in the communities and the people we serve, working collaboratively with other partners to make them the best communities possible.”

Self-described as a futuristic thinker, Johnson says she excels at identifying areas within an agency where growth opportunities exist.

“Mental health care should be a priority in schools, homes, companies and communities,” she says. “The growth of mental health awareness and the need for mental health care has been amazing. However, at the same time, there is still work to be done. Prairie View will serve as one of many to answer the need for advancement of mental health care through awareness, education and treatment.”

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Emporia State University and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She continued her education with a post-master’s Education Specialist in School Counseling degree, also from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

She is a member of the American Counseling Association and National Association of Professional Women.

Johnson hopes to continue the legacy that has been established and to continue the clinical work that is being done.

“My goal is to serve as a good steward of the mission and values of Prairie View, to evaluate needs, and answer the call to help where we can,” she says.