LaToya Johnson is a NOLA native and homeowner. She has worked in human resources and promotions and is currently a staff member of the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice. Ms. Johnson is studying for her Masters in Social Work, with a concentration in Mental Health. She believes that the foundation of any healthy and vibrant community is the well-being of all its residents, especially the women of the community. Her interest lie in providing effective, gender specific and racially sensitive programming for African-American women who need to protect and nurture their mental health, while confronting many of the social and economic issues that face their communities. Ms. Johnson is a former practicum counselor at the Women's Center for Healing & Transformation in Abita Springs, Louisiana where she also serves as a board member.