E. Lenita Johnson, MA

Communications & Marketing Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office

E. Lenita Johnson is the National Marketing Director for the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. After a 20-year career of reporting, producing and anchoring, the five time Emmy Award-winning Broadcast Journalist began working for the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. Prior to leaving the industry, Ms. Johnson worked as the Special Projects Producer for KMBC-TV where she produced primetime specials and documentaries. Much of her work centered around Harmony in a World of Difference, a program designed to heighten community awareness of cultural, ethnic, and religious differences. It was what she saw from behind the camera which led her to move into the injury prevention effort. Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in News Editorial from the University of Texas, at Arlington and completed her Master’s in Communications at Northern Illinois University of DeKalb. In March of 2000, Governor Mel Carnahan appointed her to a six year term on the Board of Governors of Central Missouri State University. Ms. Johnson became the first African American female president of the board. While serving on the board, she helped to institute the “Summer Bridge Program,” a program to prepare first generation college students. Johnson has also established the Mae W. Lovingood Scholarship in honor of her mother. In addition, she serves on the editorial advisory board for Our Health Magazine, and she is the Co-Chair of the Communications Ministry at St. James United Methodist Church. Among the nearly 50 awards acknowledging her work, she was recognized as one of Kansas City’s Most Influential African Americans. However, Ms. Johnson’s proudest achievement is the building of two playgrounds, which are the Coalition’s first two in Kansas City.

Contact Information

Email Address:
estelljohnson@sbcglobal.net

Phone Number:
816-651-7777

Mailing Address:
Injury Free Coalition for Kids Communications
Kansas City, MO