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Katsura Tsuno

Director, Asia Pacific, Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

Why I'm a JPAL

With my passion for health equity, especially among women and children, I would like to help public health leaders achieve their goal to improve the health of disadvantaged individuals and communities.

Bio

Katsura Tsuno joined Johnson & Johnson in 2000 and currently serves as the Director for Asia Pacific, Global Community Impact. Katsura is responsible for managing grants to philanthropic programs that are designed to build the capacity for healthcare systems to care for underserved individuals and communities. Katsura also manages the disaster relief work in the region. In close partnership with local operating companies, she has led the company’s response to natural disasters and infectious disease outbreaks, most recently, since 2020, the COVID-19 response, focusing on both immediate relief and long-term rehabilitation. Katsura holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University in New York, USA. Prior to her work with Johnson & Johnson, Katsura worked for the World Health Organization and a variety of healthcare companies in Tokyo.

Quote

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Fun fact:

My surname indicates that I am a descendant of a samurai family.