Bethany Johnson-Javois

CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (Mistress of Ceremonies)

Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW | CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network

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 being selected by the St. Louis American as a 2011 top Young Leader under 40 and the IHN as Advocacy Organization of the Year in 2012. She also received the Access to Equal Justice Award from the Washington University School of Law’s Clinical Education Program. While managing the St. Louis Regional Health Commission’s access to behavioral health initiative, the Commission received the Outstanding Civic Leader Award from NAMI and gained national recognition as a model of state/local collaboration.

Bethany possesses over fifteen 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 currently serves on the board of trustees for the Deaconess Foundation and is a member of the 2013-2014 Executive Advisory Council for Missouri State University College of Business. As a licensed Evangelist Missionary in the Churches of God in Christ, she is a noted motivational speaker, trainer, and facilitator around spiritual development, leadership and youth capacity building.

Among her academic achievements, Bethany was a Danforth Urban Fellow at Washington University School of Social Work and secured a fellowship in the Missouri Education Policy Fellowship Program. Bethany has a BS in International Business Management from Missouri State University and a Masters in Social Work from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.