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‘Bear With Me’ Cast Spotlight: Tanishia Johnson

Posted on June 5, 2019 by in

Tanishia Johnson is the ROC the Future Family & Community Empowerment Manager. In her role she will build relationships between ROC the Future and key stakeholders and partners, including leaders in health, education, business, non-profit and economic development. Tanishia has had a 13-year career in the Rochester City School District holding various roles such as school counselor, Student and Family Support Center Coordinator and College Coach. As Coordinator of programs for expectant and parenting students; she instituted the first parenting class in the Rochester City School District for expectant and parenting students. Tanishia holds a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology and MS.Ed Counseling from The College at Brockport. She sits on the Board of Directors for The Villa of Hope, Healthy Baby Network and is President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Theta Alpha Zeta Chapter. She’s been featured in the Democrat and Chronicle as Rochester’s “Woman to Watch”, BreakThru Magazine’s Power List: The Top 10 Women in Rochester making history, is the recipient of the BreakThru’s Inspiration Award and recipient of the 2018 ROC Award for Outstanding Community Involvement. She was also featured on News 8 Extraordinary People and received the 50/50 award for leadership. Residing in the City of Rochester, her greatest pride and joy is being married to her husband Cory of 18 years, and mom to their 5 purpose-driven children.


What do you love about Rochester? 

The history! We are the home of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. I also love the fact that we are small enough to network, the collective impact work that can better our community, and the trailblazing leaders that I learn from in so many ways.


What is one of your favorite parenting moments, as a parent or as a daughter?

As a parent, being present for milestones, being in the moment with my children and watching the incredibly amazing people they are becoming. There are countless moments – I’m beyond blessed to be their mother.


Join us for Bear With Me: Stories of Birth and Pregnancy on June 13, 2019 to hear Tanishia’s and others’ birth stories!  For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.


Photography by Jolana Babacek Photography.

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