Lynne Johnson is a Program Manager at The Black Mental Health Alliance for Education & Consultation, Inc. She currently manages the BMHA Youth Tobacco Enforcement Initiative; this grant covers about 50% of her time and allows for time to also coordinate activities associated with BMHA’s youth wellness initiative. Lynne recruits and trains youth; coordinates and convenes youth ambassadors; and assists with program evaluation and reports.
Lynne has spent most of her career working with youth in a myriad of roles and responsibilities. She has traveled with the Coore Foundation several times to Jamaica to co-facilitate, educate and train youth about HIV Prevention Interventions with the assistance of the Jamaican Red Cross. Lynne has almost 20 years of experience in leading groups and working with women and youth at risk of, affected by and or living with HIV and AIDS. Lynne is a certified trainer in the evidence-based Making Proud Choices! And Being a Responsible Teen (BART), youth abstinence education and HIV/AIDS/STI prevention education curriculum.
Lynne is a staunch advocate for youth and looks forward to continuing this commitment by bringing innovative strategies to unserved and underserved communities. Lynne is particularly interested in attitude and lifestyle behavioral changes, competency training, and prevention intervention programs that address risk factors associated with HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), substance abuse, and mental health. Lynne is a graduate of Hampton University.