Meet the people who uphold the mission and goals of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supporting our Guiding Principles and working toward eliminating barriers to health equity.
Staff and Leadership Bio
Richard E. Besser, MD., President & CEO
Former Acting Director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ABC News former chief and medical editor, Dr. Richard E. Besser has been at the helm of our Foundation since 2017. Author of hundreds of publications, Dr. Besser is a leading voice on health equity and a passionate advocate for racial justice.