Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Julie Morita, MD & May Ng

MD, Executive VP & Chief Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Julie Morita is Executive Vice President of RWJF, where she oversees all programs and grantmaking aimed at creating a future where health is no longer a privilege but a right. Before joining RWJF, Dr. Morita led the Chicago Department of Public Health as Commissioner, overseeing the public health needs of 2.7 million residents in the nation’s third-largest city. In addition to leading numerous public health emergency responses, Dr. Morita focused on achieving health equity by addressing the conditions in which people live, learn, work and play through her nearly two decade-long tenure improving public health in Chicago. Dr. Morita has served on a broad range of national advisory boards, including the Biden Transition COVID19 Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee to the Director of the CDC, and the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States. A native of Chicago, Dr. Morita earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency at the University of Minnesota.

May Ng is Chief Investment Officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a private philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the United States. She leads the team responsible for managing the Foundation’s $13 billion endowment.

May has nearly 20 years of experience in endowment and foundation investment management. Prior to joining the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2023, she served as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Earlier in her career she was a Senior Investment Officer in George Washington University’s Investment Office.

May holds an MPA with a concentration in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University and a BA in Political Science from Williams College. She currently serves on the investment committees of Williams College, the William Penn Foundation, the France-Merrick Foundation and Georgetown Day School.