Geni Smith

Geni Smith
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Geni Smith

Executive Assistant to Melinda Richter

New Brunswick, NJ

Geni is the Executive Assistant for Melinda Richter, CEO of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS.  In this role, she will support day-to-day administrative tasks in support of Melinda.  In addition, Geni will assist with various projects to help build our network of life science incubators as needed. 

Geni brings over 30 years of experience which includes the past 10 years here at Johnson & Johnson.  She started her career with us supporting one of the clinical trial teams in Raritan.  From there she moved to the New Brunswick campus where she worked for a variety of divisions – including several VPs within the Health Care Compliance & Privacy group, the ETCS group supporting a VP and team, and most recently the Corporate Executive Offices supporting our Executive Committee members.  This latest opportunity allowed Geni to interact with every sector of our business. 

After high school, Geni attended The Berkeley School where she graduated in the top of her class with an advanced secretarial degree.  She also attended Kean College in New Jersey and The College of the Desert in California as a matriculating student pursuing a Liberal Arts degree. 

Geni will be based out of our New Brunswick, New Jersey offices.