Derek Johnson

Senior Director, Development / Development

Derek currently serves CURE as the Senior Director of Development. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Derek most recently called Uganda “home” as he served as the Executive Director of CURE Uganda until June of 2015. Derek’s passion and love for the people of Africa developed prior to his work with CURE when he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zimbabwe. Remembering his time there, Derek said, “One of the lasting memories I have from Zimbabwe is of a young man who lived near my village struggling to travel the 12 km to the bus stop because he fell victim to polio as a child. My heart did, and still does, go out to those in this world that, through no fault of their own, struggle to merely provide for themselves and get through life like the rest of us. I vividly recall wondering what we could do to help him better his life. At CURE, I knew I found an organization tangibly doing something about it.”

Articles by Derek Johnson


CURE celebrates 200,000 procedures milestone


Letting God do His work

In the Field

Not a minute more…

Derek Johnson with a child at CURE Uganda

New era of care in East Africa

In the Field

The staff you support in Uganda

Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week: Short-term missions at CURE Uganda