Key Staff


Angie Johnson, Executive Director

Angie Johnson is a native Memphian whose career as the Development Director of the Emmanuel Center began in 2004. Angie previously worked in the Development office of Crichton College and then as a consultant for a local firm. As a consultant, she became involved with the Emmanuel Center. After witnessing the wonderful and life changing youth programs at the Center, Angie felt she had found her calling. When Angie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.


Joyce Patillo-White, Director of Programming

Born and raised in the “Crossroads of America”, Indiana, Joyce moved to Memphis, TN in 2002.  Prior to coming to the Emmanuel Center, Joyce worked as a General Manager at Isaac Hayes Restaurant.  Joyce began her career at the Center in 2006 working with the Primetime High School program.  She then was promoted to Site Coordinator at the Emmanuel Center after-school program at Promise Academy.  Joyce left Memphis in 2015 and moved back to Indiana.  In March 2018, Joyce returned to Memphis and the Emmanuel Center as the Program Director. When she is not overseeing the programs at the Center, Joyce enjoys spending time with her eleven grandchildren.