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Gail Johnson grew up in Rockford Il and attended local schools. She graduated from Rock Valley College and earned an Associate in Arts Degree with an emphasis in Social Work. She went on and completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services, as an adult learner.

Gail has worked for thirty-plus years in Human Services. Her career has been diverse, as she has worked with the elderly to youth at risk, pregnant, and parenting teens. Prenatal Program Director for Crusader Clinic. She moved to Baltimore Maryland and she had the distinct privilege to work for John Hopkins Hospital Alcohol and other Drug dependencies Unit. She relocated back to Rockford and worked for Booker Washington Community Center and recruited minority homes for Foster Care. She then accepted a position with Catholic Charities as a child welfare specialist with the Family Preservation Projects. In 2006 She worked for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, she served as a Child Protection Specialist, she then accepted a position as a Child Welfare Specialist. While employed with DCFS she facilitated a foster care recruitment event and worked with Senator Dave Syverson and State Representative Chuck Jefferson to bring attention to the need for foster care homes in our community. Gail then accepted a position with Safe Families for Children as the Northern Regional Area Director.

Gail has volunteered in her local community: the City of Rockford. YMCA, Banner of Truth Family Church, Life Church, and a mission trip to an area devastated by Katrina and help build a playground with Kids Around the World. She is passionate about giving back to her community in a tangible form.

Gail has also participated as a conversationalist, in which she shares keys to living a life of freedom and fulfillment. She was featured in Chromelight magazine and was interviewed about her 1st published book Waiting in the Wings. She also participated in the Halo Room in which she taught Bible Study to encourage, empower and enlighten both men and women in practical ways on the Halo Facebook page.

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