When they walk through the doors, they will be supported, understood and valued.

Dr. Elishae Johnson, Employee

I find joy in helping people figure out how to navigate their lives and find a way back to the things that are most important to them. That is why l love my job at Bronson. I started my career at Bronson twelve years ago as a therapist at Sexual Assault Services. Since then, I have transitioned into the role of system manager for business operations at HelpNet. These roles have allowed me to use my skills and expertise in trauma, substance abuse and overall mental health to make a real impact on the Battle Creek community.

Bronson Positivity can be found every day at HelpNet. The people that trust us know that when they walk through the doors, they will be supported, understood and valued. I try to approach every individual as a whole person, especially those who are feeling marginalized or under represented. I believe that while you should take notice of the big picture (what I like to think of as the 30,000 feet view), it’s also important to look low and stay grounded. I try to say to myself, “What can I do while my feet are on the ground?”

As a new mother who was born and raised in Battle Creek, I am passionate about my community. I serve on a variety of community organizations boards and committees. One of the organizations I work with is the Battle Creek Community Foundation where I am a trustee and sit on the health grant making committee. It’s important for organizations and hospitals to connect and work together to try to move the mark and better the health of our community.

I am Bronson Proud because of how much Bronson is involved in the community. It fills my bucket to be able to help my community, both through my job and through volunteering. Bronson really supports all employees going out and getting involved. They give us the opportunity to shape our community in different ways, and they even reward us for doing so. I appreciate the support Bronson has given me.

In 2018, Dr. Johnson was been recognized as Bronson’s Leader President’s Team winner, the Battle Creek Club of the Negro Business and Professional Women, Inc.’s 47th Annual Sojourner Truth Award and a nominee for the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Woman in Business.