Sylvia Johnson is an established leader and a selfless public servant. A native Washingtonian, Johnson has lived in Prince George's County for more than 25 years.
The Bowie resident started her career in public service with the National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a research scientist, compliance officer as well as lead FDA inspector and specialist working on international affairs for the FDA commissioner.
After leaving the federal government, Sylvia Johnson held executive positions with several Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies before starting her own companies. Sylvia Johnson is recognized as a trusted strategic advisor and subject matter expert/expert witness in her field with a recent emphasis in dealing with the coronavirus.
Sylvia Johnson is the founder and chief executive officer of JI-Solutions LLC, a biomedical consulting firm, and D.C. Technology Systems, another information technology firm focused on cybersecurity.
Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks appointed her early in fiscal year 2020 to the county's Human Relations Commission, which receives and investigates complaints and brings enforcement action involving discrimination. Sylvia Johnson also serves as a board member for Doctors Community Hospital Foundation (now known as Lumunis Health) and an executive board member for the Bi-County Business Roundtable, which is one of the largest roundtables in the Washington metropolitan area. Sylvia Johnson is also a member of multiple organizations devoted to improving the community and spends much of her free time helping others.
Sylvia Johnson earned a bachelor of science in biology from the University of the District of Columbia and a master of science in technology management (biotechnology specialty) from the University of Maryland/University College along with several professional certifications from the Small Business Administration and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She’s the proud mother of one son, who is a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.
With an innovative and progressive agenda, Sylvia Johnson aims to reach across the Maryland Legislature and work with lawmakers of different perspectives to affect change and to address the diversity of needs and perspectives of the hardworking residents of her beloved community, District 23.
Sylvia Johnson wants to work on issues that are essential to local constituents such as addressing health disparities and mitigating their impact. Sylvia Johnson is also committed to advocating for small business growth and development and leading the fight to ensure our kids get a world-class education from pre-K to college.