JohnsonDanforth  & Associates
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Kevin Johnson, MBA, CHFM, CESCO

President Kevin has over 25 years experience in Healthcare Engineering and Construction. Kevin has lead major facilities departments including managing renovation and construction projects, capital planning and solutions, and all operational functions for some of the largest multi-hospital systems in the world. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the Univertsity of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Missouri. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain (O-6). He is an active member in the American Society of Healthcare Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the National Fire and Protection Association. Kevin’s exceptional leadership experience and vast knowledge will provide your organization with a level of professionalism and support that is required in managing all healthcare related construction and renovation projects with an emphasis on cost containment and quality control.

Fred Danforth, RN, MBA

Chief Executive Officer Fred brings over 30 years experience in healthcare. As a Registered Nurse, Fred has worked in most of the clinical areas of the hospital but for the last 25 years he has taken on progressively responsible leadership positions in healthcare, including Chief Nursing Executive. In addition, Fred spent five years working with a top national healthcare consulting firm. Fred has extensive experience in healthcare construction and clinical design. Fred has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from City University in Washington. He is a member of the Association of Healthcare Executives, the Association of Nursing Executives, and the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. Fred’s experience provides the foundation for the development and management of well planned organizations and the expertise in healthcare construction to provide optimal clinical designs.

John Chavis

Director, Federal Programs J ohn brings over 40 years of service to the DOD. As the Deputy Commander for the Air Mobility Command at the Little Rock Air Force Base, John employed a $350 million annual budget and over 1800 civilian and military personnel. He was directly responsible through five subordinate squadron commanders for providing base support for the continuous training mission and contingency engineering support to the global airlift mission, the operation, maintenance and construction of base facilities and infrastructure, management of family and unaccompanied housing and real property assets, protecting the physical environment, and providing all base services, base contracting, engineering support and security services support. John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a Masters of Facility Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas and retired veteran from the US Army. John brings outstanding experience and knowledge of the federal construction and design system and provides superior support to Federal programs and contracts.

Chris Murphy, MA

Senior Project Manager Chris is a construction professional with over 20 years experience in construction management, operations, and leadership. He has held a variety of construction roles with major healthcare construction general contractors as well as key leadership roles with commercial companies Honeywell and US Concrete. Chris also served as a Captain (O-6) in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer with 30 years of military operations experience and served with the US Navy Seabees in Gulfport, MS. He attained his Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation Management for New York Maritime College in 1987. He received his Masters in Human Resource Management from Webster University in 1995. Chris is a recent addition to JohnsonDanforth. In April 2022, he joined our team as a Senior Project Manager bringing with him decades of experience and an enthusiasm for joining a company that focuses on serving veterans.

Bruce Kline

Director, Federal Service Account Bruce has several years of experience in construction project management and development. He is comfortable with all aspects of project management, service management, and client relations. Bruce has been with JohnsonDanforth for 3 years and in 2019 he was promoted to direct our Federal Service contracts. With JohnsonDanforth having numerous service contracts to help maintain a variety of facility operations, Bruce coordinates all services with the appropriate subcontractors and is the primary liaison between JohnsonDanforth and our customers.
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