Philip Johnson joined The Heinz Endowments in February 2009 as a senior officer with the Environment Program. He manages a grants portfolio and community initiatives that focus on public health, environment and sustainability. He currently serves on two foundation cross-programmatic teams: the African American Men and Boys Task Force, and the Breathe Project. He also is co-chair of the steering committee of the national Health and Environmental Funders Network. Philip has two master’s degrees, one in environmental science and the other in public health, and a Ph.D. in risk management, from Yale University. His dissertation, “Elwha: Value of a River. Managing Risk in the Pacific Northwest,” aims to help understand how societies can balance environmental and human needs while avoiding natural resource and economic collapse. Philip has worked for government agencies and nonprofits on public health and environmental issues, with a specific focus on susceptible and vulnerable populations. His memberships include the American Public Health Association and the Society for Risk Analysis. Philip grew up in central New York State near the headwaters of the Susquehanna River.