Program Officer

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is a Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program. In this role, Scott assists with Helmsley’s efforts in rural behavioral healthcare.

Scott has 35 years’ experience in behavioral healthcare. For the past 20 years, he has served as executive director of Southwestern Mental Health Center, a nonprofit community mental health center in rural Minnesota. He has served on the board of directors of the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, the Southwest Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium, and the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, among others.

Scott holds Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Nebraska. He and his wife have two adult daughters. Scott enjoys traveling, reading, history, and guitar.