Johnny J. Mack is a social entrepreneur with expertise in the subject areas of peace, conflict, social change and social movements. His professional expertise includes serving as senior executive in healthcare, mortgage banking, community development, and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Mack has traveled extensively throughout the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia working in the fields of peace, development, conflict, and nonviolent social change.
Dr. Mack is founding president of Communities Without Boundaries International, a nongovernment nonprofit organization that works to build peace through development research, education, and technical assistance in under-privileged, conflict, and post-trauma-conflict communities around the globe. He also serves as president of the Drum Major Institute, a New York based NGO founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Atty. Harry Wachtel. He is a founding member of the board of directors of Realizing the Dream, Inc., with Ambassador Andrew Young, and Martin Luther King, III. He founded the National Institute for Community Empowerment, Inc., a national intermediary in the community development economic development field. Dr. Mack is also principal and managing partner of the Jonymak Group, LLC, a global research and consulting firm that works across sectors – private, public, and community – focusing on strategic, advisory, development, and public affairs services to business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to holding degrees in business and theology from Oakwood University, Dr. Mack is a certified public account. He is the Henry Hart Rice Fellow at the School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution at George Mason University in Virginia, where he earned both the masters and doctorate degrees in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.