Geralyn Ritter is head of corporate affairs and ESG for Organon. She is focused on upholding Organon’s vision and representing our values in the world by guiding and shaping how the company interacts with key stakeholders and the environment. Geralyn joins Organon from Merck, where she spent 12 years, most recently serving as Corporate Secretary leading shareholder engagement, governance and ESG. Previously, she served as head of global public policy and corporate responsibility, where she was the President of the Merck Foundation and led the creation of Merck for Mothers, a global initiative to end maternal mortality. Previously, Geralyn worked at PhRMA, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and at the law firm of Covington & Burling. A survivor of traumatic injury, Geralyn is a passionate advocate, frequent speaker and an author on resilience and trauma recovery. She co-chairs the Patient and Family Advisory Council at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and is a board member of Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, Business for Social Responsibility, Power to Decide, and Domus Pacis Family Respite, a Colorado-based non-profit that supports patients and families facing terminally ill cancer.