Who We Are

Eric Johnson

Director of Partnerships & Collaborations

ericj@gostars.org

A native to Los Angeles County, Eric has served urban youth and teens dealing with trauma for over 40 years as a pastor/director/educator. “Pastors, mentors and educators reached out to me as a teenager dealing with abuse and molestation. They gave me hope and let me see my God-given value. Ever since then my passion was to give that same hope to others.” As Director of Partnerships & Collaborations, he is responsible for building support and advocacy within the Pasadena Unified School District community around systemic issues impacting vulnerable students and families by leveraging relationships within the faith, non-profit and business communities. Eric is a graduate of and Southern California Liaison for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (DVULI) who’s mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged urban youth by investing in their leaders.

Eric is married to Ana Maria and has one daughter, Daniella, completing her Masters degree in Education at USC. Eric loves all things pop culture, cooking and screenwriting.