Johnny Bousquet started at CoLEAD as an Outreach Responder and has worked his way up to Participant Support Specialist Supervisor.
Johnny joins CoLEAD from the Downtown Seattle Association’s Metropolitan Improvement District’s CLEAN team. He grew up in Southern California and the greater Seattle area and experienced the impacts of addiction in his immediate family, seeing first hand the devastating impact of the carceral response to people experiencing addiction. After facing his own addiction journey, Johnny has become an expert in survival support services and navigating complex and contradictory requirements to access help. He brings this expertise to CoLEAD in order to walk with our participants as they navigate these systems.
Johnny describes himself as “tenacious and laid back,” lives with his three cats, and enjoys writing, playing, and recording music when he’s not at work. Johnny hopes to continue sharing his story with the world through writing and speaking about his life’s journey.