Bethany Johnson-Javois

MSW | St. Louis, Missouri, Term: 2017–2019

As CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN), Ms. Johnson-Javois leads a $1.5 million nonprofit that serves the region’s safety net health care providers and the local community to promote the mission of providing quality, affordable, accessible care to all with an emphasis on serving the underserved.

Notably, Ms. Johnson-Javois was named the managing director for the Ferguson Commission. The Commission, an independent, volunteer group appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, was charged with addressing the underlying root causes that led to the unrest in the wake of Michael Brown’s death. After a comprehensive study that included extensive community engagement, the Commission published an unflinching report of its findings and 189 calls to action that chart a new path toward healing and positive change for the residents of the St. Louis region.