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Workforce Training and Development Inclusion 
Process Improvement 
Strategic Planning 
Project Management 
Human Resource Consulting 
Board Leadership and Collaboration Community Advocacy


• 2021 Featured Speaker for Women’s History Month Video Series, HCA Healthcare

• 2021 Impact Award, HealthTrust Supply Chain

• 2020 Human Resource Leadership Award, Middle Tennessee SHRM

• 2019 Diversity and Inclusion HR Professional of the Year Award, Middle Tennessee SHRM


Vice President and Executive Finance Officer, Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MTSHRM)

Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management Conference advisor

President, Hadley Park Tennis Club Pathway Lending Advisory Council


Development Dimensions International (DDI) Certified Facilitator

Diversity,Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Certificate, University of South Florida

Society for Human Resource Management, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) Circle Keeper Certification

Joy Johnson-Carruthers

Sr. Trainer & Facilitator

Joy Johnson-Carruthers is a distinguished Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leader and HR professional, driven to effect change with over 20 years of award-winning expertise in the public and private sectors. As the founder of JTraining Solutions in 2003, informed by her experiences of bias and discrimination, Joy combines her backgrounds as a former police officer and US Army veteran to offer nuanced conflict resolution and advanced business strategies in her role as an HR/DEI Consultant. Her work has significantly enhanced recruitment, employee productivity, and organizational profitability.

Committed to fostering inclusive environments, Joy has developed and implemented a wide range of strategic plans, training programs, and workshops aimed at dismantling oppressive systems within organizations. Her role as a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and DEI strategist has led her to collaborate with prominent entities such as HCA Healthcare and Tennessee State Government, among others.

An esteemed member of the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management Executive Board, Joy currently acts as the 2023 Vice President and finance officer. Additionally, she presides over the historic Hadley Park Tennis Club, extending tennis opportunities to underserved communities, and has contributed her expertise to Pathway Lending’s Advisory Council, supporting female small business owners.

Joy's rich background in teaching and her research in various global contexts have profoundly enriched her approach, adding depth to the cultural insights she brings to her consultancy and speaking engagements. Joy Johnson-Carruthers is a inclusion thought leader and HR professional on a mission to make a difference. Her expansive career in the public and private sector makes her a sought-after Public Speaker, HR Consultant, Master Facilitator, Executive Coach, and Workforce Development Leader with over 20 years of award-winning experience developing leaders and high-performing teams across the United States and abroad.