Name: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Famed As: President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of America’s largest philanthropic organizations devoted to health and health care.
About: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey was born in Seattle in 1954 and obtained an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, an M.D. at Harvard Medical School,and completed her internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Lavizzo-Mourey joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in April 2001 as a senior vice president and director of its Health Care Group. Along with working at the Foundation, she has carried numerous important titles including being a member of the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform and serving as a consultant to the White House on issues of health policy. As of 2014, she is listed as the 88th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
Quote: “My mother was a pediatrician, and she kept busy hours. I learned from her you could pack a lot into the day. Every minute had to count, and multitasking was a given.”