Johnson & Johnson, Maternal and Child Health, Women and Girls
Joy Marini is Executive Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson, a position she assumed in 2007 following six years with the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute.
Joy leads the Company’s global philanthropy focused on improving health for women and girls. She is responsible for Johnson & Johnson’s international programs on maternal and infant health, child health, and women and girls empowerment as part of the Company’s Commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Joy has been instrumental in developing sustainable partnerships to save newborn lives, most notably for addressing birth asphyxia through training neonatal birth attendants. Her work in this area began over a decade ago with the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) in China – a ten-year collaboration between the Chinese Ministry of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), numerous Chinese health-professional organizations and Johnson & Johnson. The China NRP has reduced neonatal mortality by more than 54 percent in over 600 measured hospitals and is estimated to have saved over 90,000 newborns it its first five years.
Joy leads the Johnson & Johnson commitments in several multi-sectoral partnerships including Survive & Thrive and Helping Save 100,000 Babies. She forged the first private sector partnership with the Health 4+. The H4+ is a joint effort by United Nations and related agencies including, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO, and the World Bank. This partnership works in Ethiopia and Tanzania to build health care capacity with a goal of improving the health of women and children.
Joy earned her MS Physician Assistant from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1997. She received an MBA from Rider University and a Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University. She is the mom of two teens and a 12-year Girl Scout leader.
Marini has served on the board since January 2015.