Meet Our Fierce Leader!
Tonja L. Johnson
Tonja Johnson exhibits creativity, innovation, and determination. She has persevered through many obstacles in life, which has fueled her passions. Tonja is a married mother of one young-adult daughter and currently resides in Lakeland, Florida.
Professionally, she serves as the Dental Program Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Polk County and has an extensive background in public health service. She serves as a Board Member for Building Strong Families, Inc. She is a member of Vitfriends, Inc., and the Global Vitiligo Foundation.
Tonja is the founder of Beautifully Unblemished, a vitiligo support group that was birthed in 2017 after having a challenging time finding a local support group in the state of Florida. Tonja was diagnosed with Vitiligo in 2013 and today is 80% covered with white patches but has learned to embrace the skin she is in.
Tonja has used her platform bringing awareness to Vitiligo through features in National Publications, Media Print, Television Interviews.
She has visited various public and private schools in the community and has met with local Mayors, Commissioners, State of Florida Representatives and Senators
Her passion and drive are inspired by her own experiences dealing with Vitiligo and learning to embrace the physical changes she faces daily. Tonja is currently working diligently to promote vitiligo awareness to the entire state of Florida and educate legislature, schools, and communities about vitiligo. She enjoys singing and loves praise and worship. She is very passionate about empowering individuals to love the skin you’re in. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Her Motto: My spots don’t define me because I am altogether beautiful my love and there is no flaw in me