April Johnson

April Johnson is a Senior Human Relations Consultant with the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission where she works with the countywide Anti-Racism, Diversity and Equity Initiative as a member of the Training Design Team. In addition, she is a co-facilitator of implicit bias training. Prior to her current position, April was a Sr. Contract Program Auditor with the County Department of Health Services where she led a team in effective on-going contract monitoring procedures, trained administrators, and ensured contractor compliance in health facilities throughout Los Angeles County. Before joining the County of Los Angeles, April developed her passion for public service and humanitarian work first as a LAPD police explorer and later through multiple volunteer projects dedicated to the empowerment of women. Later she worked as a manager for seven years with The Los Angeles Urban League and the Harbor area YWCA developing, implementing, and overseeing programs for at risk youth. April specifically worked to lessen the impact of poverty on communities of color by fostering strong community partnerships, mediating inter-group tensions, and teaching tolerance. She was published in 2017 on the sexual exploitation of minors in the US. She holds a BA in Human Services and a MA degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from California State University Dominguez Hills and is a trained Mediator.