August 27, 2013 > Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announces appointment
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announces appointment
August 19, 2013 - Martha Johanson, 50, of Milpitas, has been appointed to Area Board VII of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Johanson has been founder and president of the Johanson Healing Institute since 2013. She was co-founder of Building Martin's Miracle from 2005 to 2012 and a Spanish immersion educator at Forest Glen Elementary School from 2003 to 2004.
Johanson served in multiple positions at the New York City Board of Education from 1997 to 2000, including guidance counselor and interim director of Pupil Personnel for District 6. She was an early intervention coordinator at Graham Windham from 1996 to 1997 and a teacher and coordinator at Project Reach Youth Inc. in 1996. Johanson was a consultant at the Children's Television Network from 1995 to 1996 and at Migrant Head Start of Central Indiana in 1995. She was a Spanish immersion teacher at the Park Tudor School from 1993 to 1995.
Johanson earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical Christian counseling from Cornerstone University, a Master of Science degree in school counseling from Indiana University and a Master of Education degree in education administration from the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in Lima, Peru. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Johanson is a Republican.