Darlene Ayers-Johnson                    

40 Years of Community and Government Service

About Darlene Ayers-Johnson               

An independent consultant based in Oakland, California, Darlene Ayers-Johnson has garnered 40 years of experience in community development and government and nonprofit operations. She is a longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. An accomplished community leader, Darlene Ayers-Johnson has sat on the boards of numerous municipal, state, and nonprofit entities over the years.

In the last 15 years, Darlene Ayers-Johnson has served in various positions. At the local level, she has served as the president of the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners. She was also the executive director of a breast cancer awareness nonprofit, Friends of Faith, Inc., and sat on the boards of directors of multiple local organizations, including the aforementioned Friends of Faith, the Bay Area Tumor Institute, and the Better Business Bureau of five Bay Area counties. Furthermore, Darlene Ayers Johnson was a member of the advisory boards at Golden Gate University and the Salvation Army of Alameda County.

At the state level, Darlene Ayers-Johnson served as chief deputy director for the California Department of General Services’ Interagency Support Division, and as president of the Oakland State Building Authority. From 2006 to 2010, she also sat on the board of the California Commission on the Status of Women. Former Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, appointed her to this position.

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