Belma Michael Johnson is Executive Director of Micah’s Voice, the non-profit founded by Sharhonda and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) to serve the needs of families living with autism. As a philanthropic adviser, Mr. Johnson’s client list has included NBA legend Chris Paul, Brotherhood Crusade Chairman Danny Bakewell, major-league baseball legend Clayton Kershaw, entertainer Nick Cannon, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has also worked on philanthropic projects with Mariah Carey, Dwayne Wade, will.i.am, Nigel Lythgoe, DJ Khaled, Common and Patti LaBelle.
Before establishing his consultancy, Mr. Johnson served as Vice President, Development & Communications, for LA’S BEST Afterschool Program, a community organization based in the Office of the Mayor for the City of Los Angeles since 1988. He served both the Villaraigosa and Garcetti Administrations. He maintains close relationships with the Office of the Mayor and the 15 City Council Districts that govern Los Angeles. He also served as the program’s lead staff liaison to the California Legislature and Governor’s Office and he represented the program in its lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill.