Born: 5/7/1905 Seattle, Washington
Lavizzo-Mourey heads the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest healthcare foundation in the U.S. She became the CEO in 2003, a position which has her overseeing an estimated 800 grants, a $10 billion endowment and annual disbursements of more than $450 million towards improving health care.
Business / Schooling:
- State University of New York at Stony Brook,University of Pennsylvania, American College of Physicians
Awards / Achievements:
- Lavizzo-Mourey is the first woman and the first African-American to head the foundation.Risa was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes in 2008 and one of The Grio's History Makers in the Making As of 2014, she is listed as the 88th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.