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The Founders

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David A. Johnson

Chief Philanthropist 

David A. Johnson is Chief Philanthropist for Johnson Family Foundation. He is also ordained Minister known for his Godly passion for creating impact and change in communities using his 35-year-plus career experience in higher education technology, faith-based ministries, and stewardship.  

David currently serves on the boards of Rafael House, the first and largest family homeless shelter in San Francisco, Kin-dom Community, an affirming new faith-based organization for LGBTQ+ youth,  and The Gratitude Network, a leadership development organization for non-profit leaders and their teams globally. Prior to his role as Chief Philanthropist, David was the founder and CEO of Johnson ERP, LLC working with mid-market higher education universities and colleges for over two decades.

He also serves on the Presbyterian Church, National Committee for the Self Development of People.  This group consists of individuals who are dissatisfied with poverty and oppression and participate in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice.

 

He earned his Master of Arts in Bible Exposition with a Certificate in Theology, from the Talbot School of Theology at BIOLA University in Los Angeles, California, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. 

David is happily married to his wife of over 30 years, InaMarie Johnson, and a dedicated father of two adult children, Ashlee Johnson-Geisse, founder of Brown Girls Farms, and Attorney Aaron A. Johnson, Esquire.  He calls Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California and Incline Village, Nevada, in Lake Tahoe home and loves biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, and watching movies.

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InaMarie Felix Johnson

Corporate Board Director

InaMarie Felix Johnson is an Independent Board Director for Kelly Services, a specialty staffing company. She lends her leadership expertise to Boards for various nonprofit organizations, including Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), The Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL) at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and EmpowHer.

As part of her tenured career, InaMarie served as Zendesk’s Chief People and Diversity Officer from 2018 to 2022, leading the company’s vision for delivering a great employee experience. She spearheaded Zendesk’s 2020 pivot to a digital-first culture where all employees can thrive regardless of location and created a leader-led diversity model for its employees, customers, and communities worldwide, gaining top-level support and establishing programs in pursuit of true social equity. Before Zendesk, from July 2015 to June 2018, InaMarie was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Plantronics, an audio communications company, where she led a cultural transformation and successful CEO transition to jumpstart growth. Previously, from September 2011 to June 2015, she held the role of Chief Human Resources Officer at UTi Worldwide Inc., a supply chain management company. Before that, InaMarie held senior leadership roles at Honeywell International Inc., an international technology and manufacturing company for 10 years, including Vice President, Human Resources Functional Transformation and Vice President, Human Resources, Communication, and Six Sigma.
 

InaMarie holds a B.A. in Social Sciences, with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Organizational Development and Management from John F. Kennedy University in California.

In her spare time, InaMarie enjoys spending time with her family, is passionate about her garden, reads four to five books at one time, and is an avid yogi. 

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