Agrace: Adds new directors to board

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MADISON, Wis. – Agrace, Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit community hospice and palliative care agency, is adding Michael Johnson and Everett Mitchell to its board, effective May 1, 2014.

Agrace provides specialized care and support to patients and their families facing serious illness. The Agrace Board is responsible for the operations of the organization of more than 500 employees and 1,000 volunteers, and guides the delivery of care to patients and families.

Michael Johnson, MBA
Johnson, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, comes to the Agrace board with more than 15 years’ experience in executive roles leading large, complex government and nonprofit agencies. Prior to coming to Madison, he served as special assistant to the CEO of the School District of Philadelphia and vice president of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. Johnson has made it his priority to ensure that the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County continues to be a leader in youth development while enhancing its partnerships to produce positive outcomes for young people and their families. He is recognized as a strong community leader, advocate for children and respected nonprofit executive.

Everett Mitchell, JD
Mitchell is Director of Community Relations in the Office of University Relations at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Senior Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church. Prior to his work at the UW, Mitchell was an assistant Dane County district attorney and associate director of Madison-Area Urban Ministry. He has been involved with a number of community service groups, among them Madison Downtown Rotary, 100 Black Men of Madison, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, Mentoring Connections, Schools of Hope, and Co-Chair of United Way’s Community Impact Team. Mitchell has been teaching non-violent communication groups at SandRidge Secure Treatment Center for eight years focusing on changing the communication patterns of violent offenders.

“Both Michael and Everett are extremely involved and committed to our community. Each will bring valuable knowledge and expertise to Agrace’s Board, particularly in areas related to serving diverse and underserved populations,” said Lynne Myers, Agrace president and CEO. “We look forward to their contributions as Agrace strives to improve its outreach and inclusivity efforts in the coming years.”

For more information about Agrace, call (608) 276-4660 or visit

Founded in 1978, Agrace is a nonprofit, community-supported hospice and palliative care agency dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to patients and families facing the challenges of serious illness. With offices in Madison, Janesville and Baraboo, Agrace serves nearly 650 patients every day in southern Wisconsin.