Freddie Johnson came to BWC to work in the Medical Services Division in June 2008. He became chief of the division in Februrary 2012. He oversees the agency's managed care operations.
Before coming to BWC, Johnson worked as the Chief Financial Officer for a former vocational rehab service company, Parman Group. Following a nine-year stint with the Ohio Department of Health in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and in the research area with health policy, he joined Nationwide Insurance as a manager in the Office of Health Planning and Development. He also held various leadership roles with Nationwide BetterHealth, a disability prevention and management company that included services for workers' comp, absence management, wellness and disease management.
Freddie is a native of Hollandale, Mississippi, a small town in the Delta area about three hours south of Memphis. He earned his master's in public administration from the Ohio State University. Then, he received his law degree from the Capital University Law and Graduate Center. He is a licensed member of the Ohio Bar, The U.S. District Court, Southern District and The U.S. District Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.