Tiffany Gholson‐Johnson is a social worker and director of the African‐American Club at Central High School in Champaign. She grew up on the Southside of Chicago. She was a psychology major at the University of Illinois and earned a Masters in Social Work at the University of Illinois in 2000 with a specialization in schools. She received the Community Alumni Achievement Award from the School of Social Work in 2010. She is a DCFS foster and adoptive parent and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Illinois Association of School Social Workers (IASSW). She has also worked as a child welfare worker for Lutheran Social Services, a WrapAround facilitator in Champaign and Urbana School Districts and a Peer Mediation Coordinator. She is a mother of four children, who all attend Champaign Unit 4 schools, and is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a public service organization.

Tiffany was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.