Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has been president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation since 2003. With more than 30 years of personal experience as a medical practitioner, policymaker, professor, and nonprofit executive, she combines the scientific and ethical values she learned as a doctor with an enduring conviction that meaningful philanthropy must achieve lasting social change. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as director of the Institute on Aging, at the University of Pennsylvania; as well as chief of the division of geriatric medicine; Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems; and associate chief of staff for geriatrics and extended care for the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center. She also served in the United States Department of Health and Human Services as deputy administrator of the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research.