Teresa Wright-Johnson
MS Patient Advocate

Teresa Wright-Johnson is a Congenital Heart Disease Survivor and a Multiple Sclerosis Warrior. She is also an advocate, author, inspirational speaker and poet. Teresa knows there is a calling on her life and she fully embraces that. She uses her illnesses and experiences as opportunities to further rely on her faith, walk in her truth, raise awareness, educate and empower others. Her divine mission is to be a light that shines in dark places. Diversity, inclusion and health equity matter to Teresa and her advocacy efforts solidify her commitment to amplifying the patient voice and to racial and social justice.


Teresa is a graduate of Rutgers University with a background in Criminal Justice, Social Services and Supervision. She is a retired Senior Parole Officer.


Teresa is a columnist, contributor and guest writer for multiple patient advocacy sites. She serves on the Board of Directors as Vice Chairman for Heart Valve Voice US, Board of Directors member for the Lehigh Valley American Heart Association, Iconquer MS Engagement Committee member and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair. In addition, Teresa is a member of the inaugural HealtheVoices DEAI Task Force and a Lyfebulb Ambassador.


"I am the face of a Survivor. I am all of my pain and glory. Not always picture perfect, yet I am alive to tell my story." (A Survivor's Anthem -TWJ)