President & CEO
Bonita Johnson is a Microbiologist employed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Atlanta, Georgia with notable accomplishments such as service on the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, where she coordinated mobile laboratories at two locations which tested drinking and recreational water for bacteria, and being one of 10 EPA employees selected nationwide for the first EPA Science and Policy, Regional Research Partnership Program. This experience availed Bonita the opportunity to conduct DNA research to identify species of bacteria in the environment and yielded her national recognition in her field.
Bonita is proud of her academic preparation at Tuskegee University, where she majored in Biology. It was during her sophomore year at Tuskegee that she made a lifelong commitment to serve all mankind and joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has led numerous community service activities within the sorority, while also serving on the leadership council and boards of several organizations with a mission to uplift the disadvantaged and abused and to provide fair treatment to all. Amongst these organizations Bonita is most passionate about are: the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Innocence Project.
Bonita’s leadership skills were enhanced in the United Way V.I.P. and the Atlanta Federal Executive Board Leadership Government. She is a former Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Fund Development and currently holds membership in the American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta-Tuskegee Alumni Association, United Way VIP Alumni, National Association of Women Owned Small Businesses, Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. and National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Bonita has received several awards of service and recognition from diverse entities, including the 2013 Pioneer Award, Atlanta-Tuskegee Alumni Club; 2012 Legend in Social Justice, Chi Tau Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; 2012 Service Award, DeKalb County Juvenile Court; 2012 Community Trailblazer, JABY, Inc.; EPA, Federal Women’s Program 2011 Salute to Women Award; 2010 Holiday Hero Award, Atlanta Journal & Constitution and B98.5 Radio Station; 2010 Most Outstanding in Community Service Award, Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Atlanta Federal Executive Board 2009 Employee of the Year and Thomas Liederbach Award for Outstanding Volunteerism; 2009 Lucretia Payton Stewart Guiding Torch Award and the 2008 Deloris H. Oliver Service to Mankind Award, South Atlantic Regional Conference, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Of all her roles and accolades, Bonita is most passionate and honored to be a servant of God. She is a member of New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop James Morton.