Shannon Johns (she/her)
Shannon is the married mother of four children, three of which she birthed and one that she was blessed with through marriage. Shannon married her husband almost 20 years ago and has been living in Dutchess County since 1994. She is a graduate of Beacon High School and Dutchess BOCES. Shannon achieved her Associate's Degree in nursing from Dutchess Community College in 2018 and received her BSN in 2020. She has been a nurse for the past 24 years and has the strong desire to help others find comfort in this life. She plans to continue her journey towards helping others by furthering her education to earn a degree as a Nurse Practitioner.
Shannon helped co-found Dutchess County Pride Center to solve a problem for her son, who is transgender and pansexual, as well as herself, as they went through his transition journey together. Dutchess County Pride Center also helped give her daughter the confidence to come out as bisexual. It is her strongest wish that members of the local LGBTQ+ community have this safe space to come together as a family, to feel safe and welcome regardless of gender identity, expression or sexuality, and for allies to show love for and support their LGBTQ+ loved ones.