Ken Johnson grew up in Silicon Valley and graduated from Harvard University, where he first got involved with organizing on campus and in inner-city Boston. Ken has extensive management and nonprofit experience, having worked for State Farm, The Ella J. Baker House and the city of Sunnyvale. As the executive director of The Ella J. Baker House in Boston, a nationally recognized youth advocacy nonprofit, the organization was a key player in the Boston Model of community policing that eliminated youth homicides during a three-year period. That model helped develop the Operation Ceasefire program and provided needed opportunities for at-risk youth. In addition to his multifaceted skill set, Ken is thoughtful, unselfish and hard-working.
(Written by Martin Ricard)