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Ritchie Johnson, MBA, BSN, RN

Ritchie Johnson is a Mother, Registered Nurse, Author, Speaker and Advocate. She is the Founder and President of the Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit charity organization located in Sugar Land, Texas. She holds a BSN from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She obtained her MBA from California College for Heath Services in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has 6 years experience in organizing fundraisers and raising awareness for Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC). The majority of her experience as a nurse was in Women’s Health and Healthcare Leadership. She has 47 years experience as a registered nurse, 26 years in Healthcare Leadership, 18 years in organizing and developing Customer Service Workshops for hospital employees.
As an advocate for RMC, she has been featured in the New York Times, Fort Bend Herald, Fort Bend/Southwest Star, Fox 26 KRIV Houston, KPRC 2 Houston, CW39 Houston and several neighborhood magazines. She is a published author of “Mama I’m Tired” A Mother’s Journey Through Her Son’s Cancer Battle with Renal Medullary Carcinoma.
She resides in Sugar Land, Texas and because of her youngest son’s death from RMC, she has dedicated her life to advocating for at risk adolescents and young adults who carry sickle cell trait (SCT). She is committed to raising RMC awareness in both the public and medical communities. Last, but not least, she has organized fundraiser events to support advance research at MD Anderson Cancer Center.