Dr. Richard Johnson, 66, of Mammoth Lakes, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, it was announced recently by California Govenor Jerry Brown.

Rick Johnson

A press release from the governor’s office states Dr. Johnson has been a pediatrician at the Southern Mono Healthcare District since 1996. He has been health officer at the Mono County Health Department since 2002 and Inyo County Health and Human Services Department since 2006.

Johnson has also been a clinical specialist for the Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program at the California Department of Public Health since 2003 and an adjunct professor at Biola University since 1991. He was a managing partner and pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Pasadena from 1979 to 1996.

Dr. Johnson is chair of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Committee for the California Conference of Local Health Officers. He is a member of the American Public Health Association and the National Association of City and County Health Officials. Johnson earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University and a Master of Public Health degree from the UCLA School of Public Health.

Congratulations to Dr. Johnson on being appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services – this position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.