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Dana TherActivist Johnson, MSW
(Pronouns: They/ Them/ Theirs)
LGBTQI+ Activist, Author, Filmmaker & Consultant.

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Dana TherActivist Johnson, MSW (They/Them/Theirs) is a transgender non-binary community activist, author, entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker, professional development  instructor, and DEI&B consultant. Dana's a native of Oakland California, that received a master’s degree in social work, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and has a variety of professional certifications. 


Dana TherActivist currently serves as a LGBTQ+ Commissioner for the County of San Mateo. They're a co-chair of the County of San Mateo Health Equity- PRIDE Initiative. Dana's a board member of CoastPride LGBTQI+ Center in Half Moon Bay, CA. Dana TherActivist has co-coordinated the San Mateo County LGBTQI+ Pride Celebration since 2016 and has been on the coordinating committee since its existence in 2012. They're also the emcee of San Mateo County Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) program.


Dana TherActivist Johnson is a Director of Youth Housing for Rainbow Community Center Contra Costa County, servicing and providing resources to LGBTQI+ houseless youth. In this role Dana also provides Professional Development to County offices of education.


Dana TherActivist provides LGBTQI+ advocacy services, social justice services, juvenile justice services, equity services, mental health services, resources, and training to agencies and organizations in the Bay Area. For eighteen years, Dana TherActivist Johnson provided rehabilitative services and counseling to justice involved youth for a Bay Area probation department. 


Dana TherActivist is motivated in assisting in the implementation of inclusive policies and programs; and passionate about providing LGBTQI+ equity services, social justice services, and activism to marginalized communities. Dana TherActivist is working with other community leaders to help bring visibility, resources, social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to LGBTQIA+ communities. 

For inquires email Dana TherActivist at 

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