Michael Johnson, MPA
As the Public Health Director, Mr. Johnson is responsible for the overall planning, administration and operation of the Pasadena Public Health Department.
He previously served as the Assistant Director for the Merced County Public Health Department in Merced, California, leading accreditation efforts and managing health clinics and emergency management programs.
Prior to Merced County, he worked at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services for 23 years, where he assisted in the establishment of the Miller Family Health Education Center and the expansion of public health and human services programming.
Mr. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.
Ying-Ying Goh, MD, MSHS
As the City’s Health Officer, Dr. Goh provides medical supervision and consultative direction for City health services and programs. The Health Officer also has authority to declare public health emergencies and quarantines.
Prior to appointment as Health Officer, Dr. Goh served as the Department’s Medical Director for Programs and Research, securing new grant funding and managing programs related to diabetes care management and childhood obesity prevention. Her professional experience includes clinical pediatric practice; management of a California Endowment task force to improve healthcare access and quality in Los Angeles County; design and implementation of a case management program for seniors with chronic conditions, and research to improve nutrition and physical activity for youth.
Dr. Goh earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University, a medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a master’s degree in health services research from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.