Lonnie Johnson is Chief Information Officer at KVC Health Systems, a national leader in behavioral healthcare, child welfare, and community health and wellness. As CIO, Lonnie leads three teams working to improve healthcare delivery through technology: Information Technology (IT), Information Solutions (IS) and Enterprise Systems Management (ESM).
Lonnie oversees daily system operations which span from building and supporting KVC’s custom client management software used for case management, foster/adoptive family matching, medication management, mileage tracking and other purposes, to a robust technology infrastructure that supports the productivity of over 2,400 staff at 60 locations across the U.S. Due to his leadership, Lonnie has reduced technical cost and improved services using innovative approaches. Through strategic planning, his teams developed a technology roadmap that moves KVC into the future as an industry leader and top competitor in the behavioral healthcare space. He is known as a positive, results-driven leader who motivates his teams to success.
He has been with the organization since 2000, first as a Software Developer, then Director of the Applications and Software Development Department, and most recently as Vice President of Business Information Technology. This broad experience over 20 years means that Lonnie has gone from creating small applications for KVC’s individual business units to crafting a strategic vision for KVC’s technology agency-wide.
Prior to joining KVC, Lonnie worked as a private software consultant for AT&T, Kansas City Power & Light and various small businesses. He also managed the Reports and System Scheduling Department at Kemper Financial Services. Lonnie started his career in Information Technology as a Software Project Manager in 1988 for DST, Inc.
Lonnie is also the founder and executive director of Growth Ministries, Inc. which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting people in prison due to felony convictions transition back into society through social, spiritual and educational programs and events. GMI’s goals are to reduce recidivism and to keep communities safe.