RocQuel Johnson

Communications Officer

RocQuel Johnson

RocQuel Johnson (she/her) is a communications officer who brings extensive experience in facilitating early community engagement centered around difficult conversations. Prior to joining Blue Shield of California Foundation, RocQuel was the public affairs branch chief for the California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, Bay Area.

RocQuel has produced and supported public relations and governmental affairs efforts on numerous multibillion dollar local, state, and federal projects. She has also been successful in developing direct partnerships, award-winning brand communications, and negotiations and collaborations with elected officials, transportation leaders, and communities.

She has led a successful COVID-19 vaccination education and awareness campaign in unincorporated Alameda County and supported new policies centered around equitable Black maternal health. In her spare time, she leads a monthly book club, enjoys traveling, selecting treasures in consignment stores, and uncovering new family ancestry links.

Email: rocquel.johnson [at]