Jacob C. Johnson
Jacob C. Johnson is the Executive Director of the Health Education Authority of Louisiana (HEAL). HEAL was created to promote the medical and/or health education activities of various public and private institutions and organizations in the State of Louisiana.
Jacob received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisianain 2000 and a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Health Services Administration from Southern University and A & M College – Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2006.
In partnership with Louisiana State University; Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) and the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Industrial Development Executive Association (LIDEA), Jacob received certification in 2013, as a Certified Economic Developer in Louisiana through the Louisiana Economic Development Certification Program.
Prior to HEAL, Jacob was employed by the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital, Office of Public Health through the Center for Community Preparedness. He has managed millions in H1N1 contracts, inter-agency agreements (IATs) and grant funds through the Center for Disease (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Mr. Johnson worked as Interim Chief Executive Officer for a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). As Interim CEO, he was charged with the day to day operations of the agency. Mr. Johnson managed community health centers throughout Southeast Louisiana Parishes (St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Livingston and East Baton Rouge).
Mr. Johnson served in local and state government though the Louisiana Secretary of State Office as Chief Deputy Registrar within the Registrar of Voters office in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jacob continues to serve on local, state and national boards, while lending time to participating in community service projects.
Jacob is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, a product of the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System, and a staunch supporter of Economic Development, Public/Private Healthcare and is honored to serve as a Public Servant to the citizens of Louisiana.
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