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Ty Johnson Named Chief Operating Officer of IDSA

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has selected Ty Johnson, MBA, as its new chief operating officer, effective April 4.

In this new role, Johnson will provide leadership across the organization to achieve IDSA’s strategic priorities, particularly in the areas of grants and project management, finance, operations, digital and technology strategy and the Society’s philanthropic arm, the IDSA Foundation.

Johnson most recently served as senior vice president of health at Edelman, where she leveraged her deep health care experience and industry knowledge to provide hands-on strategic counseling to global biopharma, hospital systems and corporate health and wellness clients.

“It is an honor to welcome Ty to our team during such a pivotal time for IDSA, the IDSA Foundation and the infectious diseases profession,” said IDSA CEO Chris Busky, CAE. “Ty has many accomplishments in leading business development and operations, as well as leveraging cross-functional relationships to exceed strategic and organizational goals. She is known for taking new businesses and initiatives from concept to launch and scaling large projects. As IDSA continues to grow to meet the needs of our members and the public, Ty’s leadership and expertise will be critical.”

Johnson has held several significant leadership roles within the health care industry, including as interim CEO of Promises Behavioral Health, vice president of business development and marketing with Strategic Behavioral Health, and CEO and owner of Seasons Residential Treatment, LLC. Throughout her career, Johnson has launched and scaled five hospitals, seven service lines and eight outpatient programs and has been responsible for exceeding multimillion-dollar revenue goals. Johnson earned a Master of Business Administration in General Management from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Journalism from the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“I am very excited to join the team and for the opportunity and privilege to help lead IDSA in the next stage of growth. I look forward to sharing ideas and partnering with our members and board as we chart our next chapter,” said Johnson. “My personal beliefs are closely aligned with the core values of IDSA, and I hope to quickly leverage experience as a team builder to enhance the work we do on behalf of our members and all the stakeholders we serve.”

Johnson was selected after an extensive search process led by executive search firm Vetted Solutions and IDSA leadership staff.

About IDSA
The Infectious Diseases Society of America is a community of over 12,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Its purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health and prevention relating to infectious diseases. Learn more at

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