RAMEY JOHNSON                         



To approach every person, task, job and responsibility with ethics, honesty, integrity and attitude of giving 100%. My extensive background in health care, public policy, political and community leadership has prepared me to effectively communicate with all people. My objective is to exceed expectations by listening to all people, their concerns and finding a win-win. I look for commonalities and small successes in an ever increasing complex world.


Experienced healthcare professional and policy maker with over 56 years of diversified experience in private and public arenas.
Strong people skills: Ability to develop productive relationships with community and staff. First hand legislative understanding and knowledge in how to formulate policy at both state and city levels.


Post graduate studies:
  • Harvard Kennedy Business School for State and Local Government
  • Western Legislative Academy- Counsel of State Governments (Ethics in government, effective public speaking and interviewing techniques, working with media)
  • Introduction to State Health Policy Seminar- (Who should determine health policy. Roles in regulating healthcare markets. Issues related to long term care, healthcare work force, public health)
  • Hot Issues in Healthcare- Rose Foundation of Colorado- Health Institute
  • FBI- Citizen’s Academy
MSN- Community Health Nursing, University of Colorado Health     Science Center- graduated with honors. (Colorado Scholars     Scholarship Recipient, Deans List, Vice President’s Honor Role,     Golden Key Honor Society & Sigma Theta Tau- emphasis in     communication)

BSN- Metropolitan State College- graduated Magna cum Laude.     Minor in political science. (Friendship Nursing Scholarship     Recipient)

Professional Leadership

Colorado State Representative - 2 years
    Committees: Health, Environment, Welfare & Institutions.      Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources.
    Capitol Building Advisory Chair (oversaw preservation and     restoration of historic Capitol building & secured funding     sources).
    House Services Committee Co-Chair (interviewed new     employees, handle employee issues).
National Focus- American Legislative Exchange Council- Health     Care Task Force- Council of State Government Western     Leadership Academy
City Councilwoman - 10 years. Chair of Legislative Committee for     5 years.
Numerous Committees and Boards:
  • Jefferson County Marijuana Task force Ad Hoc Committee- Chair
  • Lakewood City Council Legislative Committee Chair- 5 years
  • State Medical Services Advisory Board, Past Chair
  • State Board Licensed Professional Councilors- past member
  • Jefferson County Community Services Advisory Board, Past Member


  • Legislator of the Year- National Federation of Independent Business
  • Common Sense in the Courtroom Award— Colorado Civil Justice
  • League
  • Legislator of the Year- Colorado Home care Association
  • Human Caring Award nominee- Lutheran Medical Center
  • Nightingale Excellence in Human Caring Award nominee
  • Geological Heritage Award -Institute of professional Geologists
  • Distinguished Legislator Award- United Veterans Committee of Colorado
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, 2004 ALUMNI DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Work History

Case manager, Home care Coordinator, State Surveyor for longterm care facilities, Calendar Clerk (State House), Worker’s Comp case management, visiting nurse, hospice nurse, CCU