As founding President of the National Radon Safety Board, Ray Johnson brought to the NRSB a long and distinguished career as a health physicist, public servant and a professional in radon measurement, quality assurance, and training.From 1963 through 1985 Mr. Johnson served as a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service, including fifteen years as Chief of Radiation Surveillance for the US. Environmental Protection Agency; he has been active in the Health Physics Society (HPS) since 1966, was a founding member of the HPS Radon Section, has served as the Public Information Chair for both HPS and the American Nuclear Society, was a charter member and President of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, and has been a member of many other professional associations including Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, the Society for Risk Analysis, the American Academy of Health Physics, and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors.
Mr. Johnson was a Certified Health Physicist and licensed Professional Engineer who has conducted more than 250 training workshops and seminars on radiation protection, radiation health risk analyses, environmental monitoring and related subjects, and he has authored over 225 books and other publications. He was President of Key Technology, Inc., a primary laboratory for radon measurements which has conducted more than 700,000 radon measurements since 1985, and President of CSI – Radiation Safety and Training. Mr. Johnson was also President of the Health Physics Society.
Ray Johnson passed away in September of 2020. You may view his obituary here: http://hps.org/aboutthesociety/people/inmemoriam/RaymondHJohnsonJr.html