Summit Speaker and Facilitator: Tyler Norris

Tyler Norris, MDiv, is the chief executive of the Institute for Mental Health and Wellness, a new independent foundation created by an initial contribution from Providence St. Joseph Health, to advance innovative solutions for mental, emotional and social well-being.
Tyler has shaped health and sustainability initiatives in hundreds of communities around the world. He has an extensive background in population health and community well-being, serving as a social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places.

Prior to becoming the first chief executive of the Institute, Tyler served as vice president, Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, where he led the “anchor institution" work, applying all operational assets to impact the economic, social and environmental determinants of health. He has also served as the founding president and CEO of leading health consultancy, Community Initiatives, and as founding board chair of the IP3, the social enterprise that gave birth to the Community Commons, a mapping and reporting tool for improved community health.

In recent years, Tyler also served as a board member and/or advisor to the Convergence Partnership; Enterprise Community Partners; Active Living by Design; Samueli Institute; and the Public Health Institute.

He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Executive Program, earned a Master of Divinity degree from Naropa University, and has a bachelor’s degree in World Political Economy from Colorado College.
  The Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Health Policy Summit is Tyler Norris

Tyler has been a consultant to hundreds of state, regional, and local “healthy community” partnerships and “co-benefit convergences” across the nation.