Christi Tran

Director, Network Leadership for Better Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation March 2018

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health and health care, has selected Christi Dang Tran as Director, Network Leadership for Better Health. In this inaugural role, she will lead RWJF’s collaborative activities among its four flagship leadership development programs, including strategy development, planning, budgeting, and staffing. Most importantly, she will help design and oversee the development of a network of RWJF’s vast leadership development program alumni, working to activate a group of professionals across the country focused on health and health equity while enabling organic and independent collaboration and co-creation across the alumni network, other RWJF program themes, and partners to create a Culture of Health for all.

A self-described social change designer, Tran was previously an independent consultant focused on strategic planning, investment strategy, storytelling, program design, and evaluation for nonprofits and foundations. Her clients included The California Endowment, The San Francisco Foundation, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Kamehameha Schools, Capital Impact Partners, Leadership Learning Community, W.K.Kellogg Foundation, and Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Before consulting, she held a number of strategy development, program leadership, and management consulting roles at organizations focused on both systemic and placed-based social change.

She earned a BA in Government from Harvard University and an MA in Policy and Organizational Leadership Studies from Stanford University.