Board Member Biography

Vernon L. Johnson

Position held / appointed for: Chair

Education: Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy, Wallace College, Dothan Alabama.
BS Degree in Business Administration, Troy State University in Dothan, Alabama
MS Degree in Health Administration, UAB, Birmingham, Alabama

Work Experience: Worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist as clinician and in management for 24 years. Over the past 10 years I served as Assistant Administrator at Dale Medical Center prior to becoming the CEO where I have served since 2003.

Community Involvement: President of the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club Board Member, Wallace College Associate Degree Nursing Advisory Board, Ozark Rotary Club member, Wiregrass United Way Board, Past Chair of the Dale County Relay for Life, Alabama Trauma System Advisory Board, Alabama State Respiratory Therapy Board, Alabama Hospital Association Rural Constituency Committee, Alabama Hospital Quality Task Force, and Ridgecrest Baptist Church Choir member and deacon.

Personal Information/ Interests: Married to wife Lourie Lambert Johnson for 22 years. We have 3 children Mary Reagan and Vinson, 12 year old twins and Aaron 11. Enjoy time spent with family and travel.

Personal Philosophy: "Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit."