The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce will welcome Susan M.R. Johnson as the guest speaker at the chamber breakfast on Friday, March 8.
Johnson is the Region 10 Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She will speak about health care and the federal government at Friday's breakfast.
The chamber breakfast will be held at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Johnson became the regional director for the Department of Health and Human Services in 2009. Prior to her appointment, she was the director of the King County Health Action Plan for the public health department in Seattle and King County for 12 years, and helpd develop and implement innovative programs addressing health care needs for children, teenagers and persons with chronic diseases.
Earlier in her career, she was appointed by Gov. Mike 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. And from 1984 to 1995, Johnson served as director of governmental relations for the Washington State Council of the Service Employees International Union.