Treasurer of the Board

Vice President
J.S. Held

Kathy A. Johnson, CPA

Ms. Johnson is a Vice President with J.S. Held. She is a CPA, CFF, CGMA and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. Prior to joining J.S. Held she held positions such as CEO where she provided services as an expert witness in forensic accounting and litigation support, and Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis enabling her to sharpen accounting skills critical to providing financial litigation support.

Within J.S. Held, Ms. Johnson is involved with complex financial disputes relating to litigation support; business valuation and cash flow analysis; family law; civil and criminal litigation support; estate and trust matters; economic damages; mergers and acquisitions due diligence; and fraud investigations.

Ms. Johnson is also an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at California State University, San Bernardino and Long Beach, The University of Redlands, and The University of California Riverside. She is also a current member of AICPA and CalCPA’s Forensic Services Section, AICPA’s Relations with Judiciary Subcommittee, and currently serves as a member of the California Board of Accountancy Enforcement Advisory Committee. Ms. Johnson served as Chair of the State Board of Directors for the California Society of CPAs for the 2017/2018 year and currently as a Board Trustee for CalCPA’s Education Foundation.

Other community involvement includes: Board Member Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, Chair for CalCPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission and Vice President of the Alliance of Black Women Accountants.


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