Susan M.R. Johnson served as the director of the King County Health Action Plan for the Public Health Department in Seattle and King County for twelve years, prior to her appointment as HHS Regional Director in 2009. In that capacity, she developed and implemented innovative programs addressing health care needs for children, teenagers and persons with chronic diseases.
Previously, Ms. Johnson was appointed by Governor Lowry to the Washington State Health Care Policy Board, where she represented the concerns of consumers and workers in the development of health policy recommendations for state officials.
From 1984-1995, she served as director of governmental relations for the Washington State Council of the Service Employees International Union. She received a B.A. from Middlebury College.