Karen Jenkins-Johnson Awarded Business Person of the Year Award

San Rafael resident Karen Jenkins-Johnson, principal of Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco, has been named Business Person of the Year by the Golden Gate Section of the National Council of Negro Women. (Courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery) 

The Golden Gate section of the National Council of Negro Women has named San Rafael resident Karen Jenkins-Johnson, owner of Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco, as its Business Person of the Year.


The NCNW is a nonprofit whose mission is to advance opportunities for African-American women and recognizes those who are outstanding leaders in business, community service, education and social justice. Jenkins-Johnson was awarded the honor Sept. 24.


Jenkins-Johnson, who is celebrating 20 years since opening the Union Square gallery in San Francisco, is also developing a project space in Brooklyn. She is an adviser to Performing Stars, a Marin City nonprofit focused on underserved girls; an ambassador for Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco; a former board member of Alonzo King Lines Ballet, and has served as a board member for several other agencies and helped produce events that serve the art community.


Novato resident Abby Tanem, an affiliated agent at Coldwell Banker residential brokerage’s Greenbrae office, has been recognized as one of the most influential agents in Northern California by Real Estate Executive Magazine.


Based on an analysis of the leading real estate companies in each state, the 100 “most influential” real estate agents are recognized for service and dedication to build their companies and serve clients.


Novato-based Meritage Medical Network, the North Bay’s largest independent physician-run medical network, has received the Excellence in Healthcare Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association for the third consecutive year.


The award honors its achievements in providing patients high-quality care while managing costs. Meritage performed in the top 17 percent of California physician organizations.


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