Amber Johansen, Executive Director

Contact: 813.390.5964 cell

Amber was born and raised in Tampa. After graduating from Leto High School, she attended Florida State University for an undergraduate degree and then the University of South Florida for a graduate degree in Government and International Studies. Her major thesis was on religion and politics, and her minor studies were on public policy in education.

Amber has been involved with FPTB since 2009, when she began serving as a parent partner. In 2012, she consulted with FPTB as a Community Development Director, and in 2013 stepped into the position of Executive Director.

Her background includes: Working with at-risk teens; teaching a coping skills program to middle and high school students; and speaking to church and community groups.

Amber’s primary focus as Executive Director is: Vision casting, fundraising, program development, and ministry operations. Amber is available to speak on a wide range of topics including: the role of First Priority in the community, parenting,public education and faith based issues.

To read Amber’s article in the Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies:


Carina Deshotels, Director for Pinellas County

Contact:  813.732.7732 cell


Denise Harvill, Community Director for South Tampa

Contact:        813.240.3515 cell


Holly Kowalczyk, Community Director for North Tampa

Contact:    813.817.0371


Viet Le, Community Director for St. Pete

Contact:   813.368.3445


Connor Grubbs, Community Director for Seminole

Contact:    727.433.5280


Helen Rairigh   813.454.4284


Pictured from left to right: Dr. Rogers, Carina Deshotels, Holly Kowalczyk, Denise Harvill, Amber Johansen and Viet Le (Josh Weaver, Helen Rairigh, and Connor Grubbs are not pictured]