District Leadership

Every successful Rotary district is comprised of strong people that are part of the district leadership team and it is no different in Rotary District 5130. This team includes the district governor, governor-elect, and district governor nominee. These leaders along with past and future leaders that include assistant governors, district committee chairs, and past governors help our district thrive.

Doug Johnson, District Governor 2020-2021

Simply put, Doug Johnson is a Rotarian just like you and everyone else in your local club.

His story begins back in Dedham, Massachusetts, a blue-collar neighborhood next to Boston. The lessons learned growing up in working middle-class America have profoundly shaped his character and value system. People come first!

After attending American University in Washington D.C. for some time, at age 21 life brought him to Santa Rosa, California where he has resided since.

One day in 2011 on a business appointment he was asked about Rotary and shortly thereafter joined the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa and the journey began. World Community Service Chair, Club President, PETS Sgt. at Arms, Zone Institute guest, AG, and now District Governor 2020-2021.

He has been very blessed in so many ways! His three adult children all live locally as do four grandchildren. Family time together grows more meaningful every year. The oldest granddaughter, now 12, even got run a meeting of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa when Doug served as President in 2015-2016 and wants to know when she can join Rotary!

Since 1986 Doug has worked at Discovery Office Systems and plans to continue working there full time even when serving as District Governor. Discovery Office Systems provides the latest in business technology such as IT services, digital content management, print/scan solutions, VoIP telephony and more.

Besides Rotary he is active in his local church serving as Treasurer and loves both sports and travel.

Dustin Littlefield, District Governor Elect 2021-222

Dustin Littlefield, Past President of the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise, is District 5130’s 2021-2012 District Governor Nominee.

Littlefield has been a Rotarian for five years and comes to his service club as a “product of the Humboldt farm system” as he describes his educational path from Pacific Union Elementary School to Arcata High School to Humboldt State University where he earned a B.A. degree in economics.  His club focus has been on youth activities and outreach to potential Rotarians.

Littlefield plans for his District focus to be on the energetic promotion of the ideals of Rotary spirit and service, to tell the Rotary story and to increase the understanding of Rotary’s work in the community.  “It is incredibly important for communities, for our friends and neighbors, our business and entrepreneurial communities, our public officials, to know what we do, why we do it, and to understand the potential that we have to do more.  We can provide a framework for action and improvement that can make our shared lives stronger, healthier and happier.”

Jennifer Strong, District Governor Nominee Elect 2022-2023

Jennifer joined the Rotary Club of Lakeport in June 1998.  She is a two-time past president with her most recent service in 2015-16 during the Valley Fire in Lake County.  She was the founding member of the Lake Area Rotary Fire Relief Fund which succeeded in raising over $1M in 2015 for the residents in Lake County affected by the fire.  In 2017, Jennifer helped expand the fund to the District 5130 Fire Relief Fund during the fires affecting Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. To date, the fund has raised over $3Million dollars for disaster relief within District 5130. 

Jennifer has served for 15 years as the chair of Lakeport Rotary’s Konocti Challenge cycling event held annually in October, an event previously recognized by Cycle CA Magazine as the best Metric Century Ride in the state.   She was recognized in 2016 as the District 5130 Rotarian of the Year, served for 3 years as the District 5130 Grant Chair, and is a member of District Board of Directors. 

 In addition, she has served as a Youth Exchange Club Counselor and host parent.  She is a Certified Financial Planner and owns and operates Strong Financial Network in Lakeport serving nearly 2000 clients throughout 22 states.  She resides on her 6th generation farm in Lake County and enjoys gardening, preserving food, scuba diving, traveling, and is in the process of completing her private pilot’s license in addition to countless hours spent on community service throughout Rotary, her industry and Lake county.