Regina S. Johnson — President
Regina S. Johnson, the middle child of five, born August 28th, is a native of the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the tender age of 10, Regina along with her family, relocated to Richmond, Virginia. Educated in the Richmond Public School system, she received a certificate from J.S. Reynolds Community College and is now seeking her degree in Criminal Justice. Currently, she serves as Supervising Deputy Clerk with the Richmond General District Court, where she has been employed for over 18 years.
As a young single mother of two daughters, Regina experienced first-hand the hardships of raising children alone; however, even in her struggles, she was always willing to give other single parents a helping hand. She provided assistance babysitting, giving away clothes that her daughters could no longer use or by sometimes opening up her refrigerator to share what she had.
In 2011 while being engaged to Charles Johnson, Regina noticed her then fiance's desires to help families in need. She took her place right by his side as he handed out turkeys for Thanksgiving, toys during the Christmas season and school supplies to the children for back to school. After seeing the needs of the children in the Richmond and surrounding areas, in 2011 Regina and Charles formed Johnson's Charities, a non-profit organization that would assist families with children with special needs. "We had to find a way to give back to our community" was their thought. Raised in a Christian home, she was taught at a young age that we have to help and give where it is needed. Luke 6:38…"Give and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full-pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap." The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.
Charles Johnson, Jr. — Vice President
Following in the footsteps of your father is something that every young man aspires to do. Expert Bail Agent, Charles Johnson, of Johnson's Bonding in Richmond, Virginia, is no different. CJ, as his friends refer to him, grew up in a family-run bail bond office, like so many bail bond businesses are. As a young man, CJ learned from his father that being a bail agent in his community was more than just about getting defendants out of jail and ensuring they show up for trial. It was about making a difference. From local youth sports programs to breast cancer walks, Johnson's Bonding has always been about giving back.
After CJ’s father passed away, he could have easily closed up shop and found his own path. But the reality is that CJ was already on his path and having a pretty good time along the way. To honor his father and his family, CJ committed himself even more to his business and his community. You don’t have to look far around the holidays to find CJ and his family. They are usually out in the neighborhoods passing out Thanksgiving turkeys to those less fortunate families. During Christmas, they are in the projects passing out a truckload of toys to the children. No matter what time of year or what the occasion is, when it involves helping someone who is less fortunate or strengthening the community, CJ is the first one there.
Some follow in the footsteps of others because it is the expectation. Some follow in the footsteps of others out of respect. Others, like CJ, follow because it was who they were meant to be. CJ, we know your father would be extremely proud of the man that you have become.