Genola Johnson

Lead Proposal Manager

Genola Johnson, EdD joined CALSTART in 2022 as a Proposal Manager II. She works in the Development Department focusing mainly on CALSTART’s government proposals to ensure they are fully executed from start to finish, by effectively working across internal and external teams to collect and coordinate information through the submission process. Her main goal is to ensure CALSTART has systematic processes, procedures and tools to reduce the burden on staff when completing a proposal by having a systematic library for documents and a proposal tracking system.

Prior to joining CALSTART, Genola has worked in education as a teacher and as an administrator. In this position, she focused on grant funding initiatives and teaching Social Studies and English. One major achievement from this position was the success of being awarded many of the grants she applied for. Her career spans the area of education and non-profit organization development, with a focus on government grant proposal writing and development. Genola holds a BA in Mass Communications, MEd English Education and, EdD Educational Leadership, Momentum Coding Certification and Google Project Management Program Certification.