Brenda S. Davis, PhD, was elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees in January 2013. She retired as corporate compliance officer and vice president of technical resources of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) after 15 years of service. Earlier, she served as vice president of government operations for J&J Health Care Systems, and as J&J's vice president of state and environmental relations.
Before joining J&J, she served as a visiting fellow and associate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Prior to that she was a cabinet member, serving as chief of policy and planning, for Governor Thomas H. Kean during his second term as governor of New Jersey. Davis held other government and industry positions, including special assistant to the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and director of the Natural Resources Group at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget.