Michael V. Johnson
Russell City Reparative Justice Project Steering Committee Parliamentarian

Michael V

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Michael V. Johnson (also known by his family, friends and associates as MJ) is the son of Jessie Mae Patterson and Clarence Hardy Johnson.  His father’s parents were Jessie Mae & Lee Henry and his mother’s grandparents were Bernice “Dyke” & Cassie Patterson who were both homeowners & landowners in Russell City.  It is in Russell City where his Mom & Dad first met and were later married. It is from Russell City that he, along with his parents were forced to relocate to Oakland, California in 1964.  

The eldest of five siblings, MJ is a product of the Oakland Public School system. He is a proud father (to his son, Jordan), a grateful husband (to his wife, Carole) and a servant-leader in his community.  He is a 1991 Alumnus of the Leadership Oakland Program, sponsored by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Among other boards and commissions, MJ has served on the Board of Directors for The East Oakland Community Development Corporation, and he is a founding member of the Oakland Chapter of the National Action Network, where he served as their Director of Political Action. He currently serves as one of the Assistant Pastors at Beebe Memorial Cathedral CME Church in Oakland.

MJ, has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and has served in leadership roles for industry leaders such as the S.F. Department of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Abbott Laboratories among others. His career began at the S.F. Department of Public Health as the first Health Planner in the AIDS office, and he currently serves as a Director of Contract and Network Development for The Permanente Medical Group. 

He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Dodge Family School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science Degree from the Fielding School of  Public Health at UCLA, and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from the Beazley Institute of Health Law & Policy in the School of Law at Loyola University of Chicago.

It is his belief that service is the price you pay for the space you occupy!  It is his mission to do MORE, be MORE, have MORE, and give MORE.  What is MORE?  Most Opportunities Require Excellence! Thank you for this opportunity to serve on the Steering Committee of the Russell City Reparative Justice Project.

Learn more about Michael V. Johnson, review the Steering Committee nomination forms and statements

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