Meet Our CEO
Honorary Consul to Jamaica, Lorna Mae Johnson, first came to America freshly recruited from nursing school in Canada to the United States, where she would come to qualify for the Olympics, competing alongside famed U.S. Sprinters– Florence Griffith Joyner, Evelyn Ashford, and Alice Brown. She is an immigrant of Cuban and Jamaican descent, who achieved the American dream by starting several successful global businesses. Her greatest accomplishments being the work she has committed to improving the lives and educational attainment of women and girls.
She obtained her Masters of Science in Nurse-Midwifery and Finance from the University of Southern California, where she was inducted in the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau. She is the CEO of AFC Management Company and CFO for AFC Medical Group, providing maternal healthcare in East Los Angeles, serving women who all too often were suffering from lack of proper maternal health care. The serial real estate investor worked to build the business for a community in need. After identifying the impact one can make by empowering others by investing in the youth, she now invests in communities both locally and around the world, from East Los Angeles to Jamaica, Malawi, and beyond. Continuing the legacy of her mother, Johnson has been a dedicated philanthropist and community leader. She is the Founder and CEO of the LMJ Global Foundation formerly known as Compassion for Teen Life, a non-profit organization providing supportive services focused on living healthy lifestyles and the importance of continuing education to low-income children and their families globally.
Lorna was appointed by the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She also served as a member of President Obama’s Advisory Board, the Healthcare Committee, and his National Finance Committee. She has served as Past Surrogate to former U.S. presidential candidate Secretary Hillary R. Clinton and served on the National Finance Committee for the Hillary for America campaign. She also served as President of the Florence-Firestone Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles; a Past Lecturer/Clinical Professor at the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles and was named one of Seven Wonder Women of the World by the London-based non-profit organization, Investing In Women.
On December 29th, 2019, Lorna was honored as a Queen Mother in Twifo – in the Central Region of Ghana, Africa, where she has committed to enhancing the lives of women and girls through professional development and cross-cultural awareness to establish pipeline programs to help further their individual educational attainment.
She was the Honorary Consul of Jamaica in Los Angeles, and served as Past Secretary to the Los Angeles Consular Corp. She is the Assistant Treasurer of the DNC, Essayist with the UN Foundation for Women and Girls, and globally recognized speaker on issues surrounding women, girls, and immigrants. She currently sponsors 30 girls in Malawi, partnering with 3-time Olympic medalist Alice Brown, in training and identifying talents for the upcoming Olympics and beyond.