Bethany Johnson Javois

Rev. Bethany Johnson-Javois


President & CEO, Deaconess Foundation

Rev. Bethany Johnson-Javois, MSW (she/her) is a health and racial justice advocate dedicated to the improved health and well-being of the people of the Greater St. Louis region and Southern Illinois. She is President & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, Pastor of Monument of Faith Church, Inc., a Commissioner with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, former CEO of the St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN), and former Managing Director for the Ferguson Commission.
Bethany returns to Deaconess Foundation as President & CEO after having formerly served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Devoted to the Deaconess mission and guided by faith, Bethany leads the Foundation in its continued pursuit of the improved health of the Metropolitan St. Louis and Southern Illinois communities and its people through philanthropy, advocacy, and organizing for racial equity and policy change.