Well Being Trust is staffed by a team led by Executive Director Tyler Norris, and is guided by a growing Advisory Council, chaired by Maureen Bisognano, that will provide national leadership direction.
Tyler Norris, MDiv, Chief Executive, Well Being Trust
Tyler Norris, MDiv, is chief executive, Well Being Trust, an impact philanthropy with a mission to advance the mental, social and spiritual health of the nation.
Over the past three decades, Tyler has shaped health and development initiatives in hundreds of communities in the US and around the world. He has an extensive background as a social entrepreneur, animateur, 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 Well Being Trust, Tyler served as vice president, Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, where he led “anchor institution" work, applying all organizational assets to impact the economic, social and environmental determinants of health. He previously served as the founding president and CEO of a leading health consultancy, Community Initiatives, and as founding board chair of IP3, the social enterprise that gave birth to the Community Commons, a GIS data mapping platform. 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; the Public Health Institute and the YMCA of the USA. Previously, he helped open the Abraham Path through the heart of the Middle East, and led the Kuhiston Foundation that helped establish the national park system in Tajikistan. 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.
Maureen Bisognano, Chair, Advisory Council, Well Being Trust
Maureen Bisognano, president emerita and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, previously served as IHI’s president and CEO for five years, after serving as executive vice president and COO for 15 years. She is a prominent authority on improving health care systems, whose expertise has been recognized by her elected membership to the National Academy of Medicine, among other distinctions. She serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Fund, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Catalysis. Prior to joining IHI, she served as CEO of the Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital and Senior Vice President of The Juran Institute.
Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
A self-proclaimed “fragmentation fighter,” Ben has worked to redefine the national policy landscape for mental health and health care. He comes to Well Being Trust from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center and currently remains a senior advisor. Ben has been a principal investigator on many federal and foundation grants, as well as state contracts related to health and health care integration. He’s written and published on enhancing the evidentiary support for integrated care models, increasing the training and education of mental health providers in medical settings, and the need to address specific health policy and payment barriers for successful integration. He holds multiple leadership positions, including the section editor for Health and Policy for Families, Systems and Health and member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice. Ben is a technical expert panelist for CMS on Quality Measure Development for Medicaid Beneficiaries, as well as for the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program.
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Arpan Waghray, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Well Being Trust
Dr. Waghray is a geriatric psychiatrist and system director for behavioral medicine at Swedish Health Services, where he oversees an integrated program across primary clinics, a perinatal mood disorders program, consultation liaison services, treatment resistant depression program, inpatient psychiatry units and partial hospitalization programs. He also serves as co-chair of the Providence St. Joseph Health Behavioral Medicine Clinical Practice Group. In this role, he facilitates clinical collaboration across the organization to design, develop and deploy solutions that reduce variation and spread innovation. He was the clinical sponsor for the system’s depression care pathway and oversees its comprehensive tele-behavioral health network. Dr. Waghray completed his medical school training in India, a residency at Brookdale University Medical Center in New York and a fellowship at the University of Washington. He later completed a leadership development program through the Washington State Medical Association designed for physician leaders, as well as an executive development program at the Michael G. Foster School of Business. Dr. Waghray has been featured in Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met as one of the area’s top doctors.
Mary Renouf-Hanson, MBA, Executive Director of Integrated Communications, Well Being Trust
Mary Renouf-Hanson, MBA, is currently the Executive Director of Social and Influencer Strategy for Providence Health & Services and the Executive Director of Integrated Communications for Well Being Trust. She has more than 15 years of social and digital marketing experience in health care, sports, entertainment and technology industries. Prior to Providence, Mary served as the global head of social and influencer marketing at T-Mobile, where she oversaw social, digital and influencer programs for seven brands. Prior to joining the Telecomm industry, she ran global social, influencer and digital marketing for Microsoft Xbox, adidas and several Paul Allen properties including the Portland Trail Blazers. She has numerous awards for her communication strategy innovation, speaks on panels around the country for communications efforts and continues to top lists of people to watch in the social marketing field. Mary is a huge animal lover and is proud to also serve on the Board of Directors for Harmony New Beginnings Animal Rescue. She also serves on the MarComm Committee for the Portland Boys and Girls Club.
Grainger Marburg, Chief Operating Officer, Well Being Trust
Grainger Marburg, Ed.M, has more than 25 years of professional experience in nonprofit leadership, philanthropy, management consulting and education. He holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. Most recently, Grainger served as the CEO of RAFT – Resource Area for Teaching, where he succeeded the founder and guided the organization through its first executive transition in 20 years. Prior to RAFT he led two organizations serving low-income middle-school students and their families. Highlights of his past experience also include a two-year teaching assignment in Micronesia as a Peace Corps Volunteer and managing a comprehensive neighborhood improvement initiative in east San Jose with the former Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Outside of work, Grainger enjoys travel, music, camping, soccer/tennis, and volunteering for social justice causes, all of which contribute to his mental and emotional well-being.
Janaya L. Nichols, MSc, Senior Program Manager, Well Being Trust
Janaya oversees Well Being Trust’s grantmaking strategy, including seeding new initiatives and building institutional partnerships in the philanthropic space. To this work she brings a blend of experience around policy, healthcare delivery systems and grantmaking practice. Janaya has more than 10 years of experience developing programs and supporting systems change efforts in the areas of maternal child health, HIV, trauma-informed care, homelessness, community advocacy, and population health. Prior to Well Being Trust, Janaya worked for entities such as Dignity Health, The House of Commons of the United Kingdom, and most recently First 5 LA. She holds a Masters of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition to her work at WBT, Janaya is passionate about the well-being of women and girls and personally supports charities and nonprofits around domestic violence, girls in STEAM and youth action.
Melissa Grace, Senior Marketing Manager, Well Being Trust
Melissa has always worked to connect people, promote experiences that create memories, and provide impactful information to help people better their daily lives. After graduating from Gonzaga University, she spent the next 20 years in sports/ entertainment/ nonprofit Marketing and Communications. Melissa honed her skills in management, marketing, relationship building and promotions all the while working to enhance lives through understanding and proper messaging. She has learned there are many ways to communicate, engage, and educate people and you can never stop striving to make an impact. She believes that community and communication can help bridge gaps, promote better social well-being and help to create better lives and more positive people.
Robin Henderson, PsyD, Clinical Liaison, Well Being Trust
Robin Henderson, PsyD, is the Clinical Liaison, Providence St Joseph’s Health, to the Well Being Trust, whose mission is to improve the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation. In this role, she is provides clinical oversight for investments in programming, ensuring they are consistent with the mission and values of both organizations. She also serves as the Chief Executive, Behavioral Health for Providence Oregon where has direct and matrixed responsibility for all things behavioral health. Prior to this she spent 14 years at St Charles Health System, most recently as their Chief Behavioral Health Officer and Vice President of Strategic Integration. While there, she spent three years as the executive director of the Central Oregon Health Council, the governance entity of the region’s Medicaid payer. Dr. Henderson spends WAY too much time serving on committees and boards. She has a PsyD from George Fox University, and a post-doc in integrated health psychology. She lives in West Linn with her husband, two children, three cats and a bearded dragon where she practices the art of pie.
Gabriela Robles, MAHCM, MBA, MURP, CEO of PSJH Community Partnerships Fund and Liaison for Well Being Trust
Gabriela Robles is the CEO of the St. Joseph Health Community Partnerships Fund. She has extensive experience in the foundation world and in community health programs, with over twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Gabriela served as the Program Officer of the St. Joseph Health Community Partnerships Fund from 1999 until she moved to the east coast in 2002. While living in New York and Connecticut, she worked for the Merrill Lynch Global Philanthropy Department on their corporate giving strategies, for the Clinton Presidential Foundation in its Small Business Initiative, and for Helen Keller International in their international vision delivery program. As an MBA student, Gabriela helped run the NYU-Stern social venture fund. Other notable work experience includes the American Diabetes Association, Latino Health Access, and Maternal Outreach Management System (MOMS). Gabriela earned a Master of Arts degree in Health Care Mission from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration from the NYU-Stern School of Business, and a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Community Health Planning from the University of California, at Irvine. In addition to her day job, she currently serves on the Boards of Community Health Initiative of Orange County, Health Funders Partnership of Orange County and Southern California Grantmakers.
Anne Schonfield, Senior Advisor, Well Being Trust
Anne has worked with many foundations and non-profit organization over 20+ years to maximize their impact, tighten their focus and “get the job done”. In addition to her support for Well Being Trust, Anne is the Principal Consultant for Schonfield Consulting, a Bay Area-based consulting firm assisting philanthropic and non-profit organizations with operations, evaluation, strategy, program planning, and fundraising. Anne’s consulting clients include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (consultant since 2006), Starbucks Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, East Bay Community Foundation and others. Prior to becoming a consultant, Anne held leadership roles at International Development Exchange, Pesticide Action Network, Catholic Relief Services/Zimbabwe and others non-profits. She holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.A. from U.C. Berkeley (in City & Regional Planning) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Berkeley YMCA (one of the largest Y’s in the U.S.) and the Berkeley High School Development Group. In her free time, Anne loves biking, backpacking, skiing, hiking, yoga and being outdoors with her kids.
Ashley Hill, MBA, MPH, Executive Fellow, Well Being Trust
Ashley Hill is the first Executive Fellow of Well Being Trust, where she helps build and support the foundation’s governance, strategy, and executive communications. Her personal mission is “to create a world that works” by strengthening cross-sector partnerships between government, nonprofit, and business to address social determinants of health and improve the health of all. Prior to Well Being Trust, Ashley helped build an advisory council for the AB InBev Foundation; conducted research for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study on local health policy across the U.S.; and conducted the first social impact assessment of a sustainable sanitary napkin business in Uganda. She also served as an AmeriCorps member for the American Red Cross in Seattle, where she conducted disaster preparedness education and community outreach and was a first responder to Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Ashley earned her MBA, MPH, and BA from the University of Michigan, and she has been named a Winston Scholar in Health Policy, Dow Sustainability Fellow, and Stamps Leadership Scholar.
Hannah Egland, Administrative Manager and Assistant to the CEO, Well Being Trust
Hannah Egland is currently the Administrative Manager and Assistant to the CEO for Well Being Trust, as well as the Administrative Manager and Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Community Partnerships at Providence St. Joseph Health. Additionally, Hannah serves as the Chair of the Campus Advisory Committee in Renton. She has more than 10 years of Executive Assistant and office management experience in the healthcare, education, and insurance sectors. Hannah is involved in event planning with both of her roles, and board support for the Well Being Trust. Prior to Providence, Hannah worked at Washington State University for 6 years in the College of Liberal Arts and the Small Business Development Center. During her non-working hours you will find her cooking incredibly nourishing and delicious meals, exploring the outdoors in the Pacific North West, and saving as many dogs as time and resources allow.
Erica Teece-Hodges, Senior Executive Assistant & Office Manager, Well Being Trust
Erica Teece-Hodges is the Senior Executive Assistant and Office Manager for Well Being Trust. Prior to joining the team, she spent over 10 years supporting C-Level executives in New York City, primarily in the healthcare and technology industries. Much of her work has focused on perfecting the patient experience and exploring the various pathways to wellness through organizational excellence. In her role, she finds joy in keeping the team harmonized so they may further the mission and good work to help individuals and communities achieve wellbeing. Erica holds a BA from the University of Arizona in Latin American Studies and Mexican American Studies. She has spent time living in Mexico, Spain, and Argentina, studying various communities and social systems in each country. As recent transplants to Oakland from the East Coast, Erica and her family enjoy exploring Northern California and soaking in the sunshine.