Charlene Johnson has worked at Kaiser Permanente for over 20 years, and currently serves as the Nurse Manager of Perinatal Services at the organization’s South Sacramento Medical Office. Charlene’s started out working in the NICU, and now manages labor and delivery, post-partum care, and the special care nursery. Charlene recently completed her Master of Science in Nursing and, as part of her education, launched a quality improvement project that focuses on increasing her team’s cultural humility and dismantling bias. Charlene is a member of Kaiser Permanente’s Equity and Inclusion team and was instrumental in helping create a 3-part training series on racism, allyship, and white privilege.
Charlene’s passion is empowering others to be the best version of themselves. She volunteers as a Caritas Coach and Heart Math Trainer for South Sacramento. Her enjoys training leaders and staff on how to be authentically present and move from chaos to coherence by becoming a better version of self.
In June 2020, Charlene felt that she was chosen for the moment and began hosting listening sessions with her unit focused on addressing disparities and systemic racism. As an African American leader working in patient care services, Charlene is a beacon of hope for her colleagues and patients. She is a sought-after speaker, master motivator, and woman on a mission to spread peace, love, and light to everyone she encounters.