Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Aditi Vaidya is a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which works to advance health and racial equity. With 25 years of experience in organizing, policy advocacy and philanthropy, her work at RWJF focuses on changing the conditions in communities and transforming systems that impact health and wellbeing through a range of strategies including community power building.
Previously, Vaidya was a senior program officer managing economic justice programs at the Solidago Foundation and See Forward Fund, where she co-created Project Phoenix: Connecting Democracy, Economy, and Sustainability, a year-long philanthropic learning program, and also played a leadership role in various programs designed to support the economic and political power of Black, Indigenous and all communities of color including the Solidarity Economy Initiative and REAL People’s Fund. Vaidya holds a masters in public health from Emory University and bachelor of science from Bates College