Philip Johnson

HEFN Position: 
Steering Committee Member

Philip Johnson is director of The Heinz Endowments' Environment & Health Program, which is part of the foundation's Sustainability team and focuses on Clean Economy and Environmental & Public Health goals. He currently manages a grants portfolio and community initiatives that focus on environmental systems (including air and water), public health, susceptible populations and at-risk communities, as well as energy impacts and alternative energy, green infrastructure, community resilience and climate change. Prior to joining the Endowments, Phil worked for government agencies and nonprofits in fisheries/ecological restoration, public health and environmental science. Phil received his Master of Public Health, Master of Environmental Science and PhD in Risk Management from Yale University. Phil is chair emeritus of the Health & Environmental Funders Network and serves on the board of Environmental Grantmakers Association. 


My Grantmaking Focus Is On: 

Public health, environment and sustainability.

What Drew Me Into HEFN Leadership: 

The opportunity to strengthen work in environmental health.

I See the HEFN Community Making a Difference: 

Every day!

When I'm Not at Work You Might Find Me: 

With my family.

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