Johnnie Fielding, MSW

Program Director and Co-Founder

Mr. Fielding has been working in the human service field for over 20 years. He is a Baltimore native and a product of the Baltimore City Public School System. Mr. Fielding attended Morgan State University where he declared a major in social work because it connected him to his passion for helping others. Mr. Fielding attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Morgan State University in 2003. With an exceptional GPA, Mr. Fielding was eligible for the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work’s accelerated master’s degree program. Mr. Fielding enrolled in the accelerated program and attained his Masters of Social Work degree with a concentration in children and families in one year.

As an active Morgan State University Alumni, Mr. Fielding is currently serving on the Community Advisory Board for Morgan State University’s Bachelor of Social Work Program. Mr. Fielding’s work on this board is helping to shape social work education and academic preparation of the next generation of community servants and healers.

Mr. Fielding began his Social Work career at the Woodbourne Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center working as a Direct Care Professional. This experience gave Mr. Fielding the opportunity to work with youth in a therapeutic residential setting. During this experience, Mr. Fielding worked as a part of a multi-disciplinary team which was responsible for assessing, planning and implementing interventions for residents.

Mr. Fielding went on to work in a treatment foster care program; which provided Mr. Fielding the opportunity to work in the entire family system. Later, Mr. Fielding began working as a therapist providing psychotherapy, facilitating assessments, and developing individualized treatment plans.

Mr. Fielding is currently the Co-founder and Program Director of Leading By Example, a mental health services and family strengthening institute. Leading by Example provides a plethora of mental health and family strengthening services to adults and youth in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

Finally and most importantly Mr. Fielding is a devoted family man and proud father of one son. Mr. Fielding’s commitment to his own family continues to shape him as a devoted servant in his community.


Fast facts about Johnnie


An active Morgan State Alum
A devoted family man
Over 20 years of experience
Bachelor's and accelerated Master's Degree in Social Work

My Favourite Quote

Remove your ego to become ego-less, curtail your selfishness and become selfless, prioritize serving over receiving, the results: true partnership and true leadership.



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