About Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW
Chief Executive Officer, St. Louis Integrated Health Network
Formerly the Managing Director for the Ferguson Commission
As CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN), Ms. Johnson-Javois leads a $2.5 million non-profit 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 residents of Metropolitan St. Louis, with an emphasis on the medically underserved. Her leadership in the healthcare sector has garnered notable recognition including being selected by Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri as a 2016 Silver Bell Award recipient for her outstanding community service, leadership, vision and values, and being selected as St. Louis Children’s Hospital 2015 Community Advocate of the Year. She was also selected by the St. Louis Business Journal 2015 Class Diverse Business Leaders and received the Access to Equal Justice Award from the Washington University School of Law’s Clinical Education Program. Under her leadership, the IHN was chosen as the St. Louis American’s Advocacy Organization of the Year in 2012.
She possesses over 15 years of experience working and volunteering in the non-profit sector for organizations that positively impact the quality of life for disadvantaged populations. Her expertise lies in developing strategies to transform systems to be more responsive and equitable for the people for whom our public systems are accountable to serve. She currently serves on the board for Missouri Foundation for Health, chairs the board of Alive and Well Communities, LLC, and is former Trustee for the Deaconess Foundation and former member of the Executive Advisory Council for Missouri State University College of Business. As a licensed Evangelist Missionary in the Church of God in Christ, she is a noted motivational speaker, trainer, and facilitator around spiritual development and leadership.
Notably, Ms. Johnson-Javois was named the Managing Director for the Ferguson Commission. The Ferguson 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.