Commission Work

Bethany A. Johnson-Javois, MSW

As CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN), Ms. Johnson-Javois leads a $1.2 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 with an emphasis on serving the underserved. Her leadership in the healthcare sector has garnered notable recognition including the St. Louis Business Journal 2014 Class 40 Under 40; Washington University Brown School of Social Work 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award; and St. Louis American Inaugural Class Young Leader under 40 recognition in 2011. She also received the Access to Equal Justice Award from the Washington University School of Law’s Clinical Education Program.

She possesses over 15 years of broad-based experience working and volunteering in the non-profit sector for organizations that positively impact the quality of life for disadvantaged populations. She serves on the board of trustees for Deaconess Foundation and is a member of the 2014-2015 Executive Advisory Council for Missouri State University College of Business.

Why I'm Serving: 
“As a faith leader and young leader in the public health care sector in the St. Louis region, I have both personal and professional experience in developing strategies to transform systems to be more responsive and equitable for the people who our public systems were designed to serve. I have over 15 years of experience in strategic planning that values the inclusion of a variety of voices into planning and implementation efforts. Bottom line, it’s time to address the systemic inequities in our municipalities, in our region and in our great state. I want to support the Governor’s effort and join with other leaders in developing workable and sustainable solutions to begin the healing process that is so desperately needed in these very trying times.”