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Tyler Norris, MDiv

Chief Executive

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 and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places. Tyler also serves as a board member and/or advisor to Naropa University; the National Academies of Science: Child Well Being Forum; CityHealth; Enterprise Community Partners and others.  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. Earlier, he was the first director of what became the Convergence Partnership; a “head coach’ of the YMCA of the USA; and an advisor to Active Living by Design and  the Public Health Institute. 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. VIEW FULL BIO

Grainger Marburg, Ed.M

Chief Operating Officer

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. VIEW FULL BIO

Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer for Well Being Trust, Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, furthers the foundation’s goal of accelerating a national movement around mental health and well-being by overseeing the foundation’s portfolio; ensuring alignment across grants, research, partnerships and policy recommendations; and writing a weekly newsletter called Mental: Fighting the fragmentation of mental health one policy at a time.

Dr. Miller is a nationally recognized mental health expert and a highly sought-after public speaker who has presented around the world on the need to make mental health an integral part of health care. He has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets – the New York Times, CNN, NBC News, USA Today, NPR, PBS NewsHour, among countless others – and today maintains advisory and adjunct professor positions at the following organizations: Inseparable; the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center; Mental Health Colorado; the Stanford School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; the British Journal of General Practice; and, a board member for Mental Health Colorado. He was previously president of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association and an Institute for Healthcare Improvement faculty member. VIEW FULL BIO

Arpan Waghray, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Arpan Waghray is a geriatric psychiatrist, who serves as Chief Medical Officer of Well Being Trust. He also serves in the capacity of Executive Medical Director for Behavioral Medicine at Swedish Health Services, where he oversees an integrated program across primary care 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  Behavioral Medicine Leadership Council. In this role, he facilitates clinical collaboration across the organization to design, develop and deploy solutions that reduce variation and spread innovation and oversees the systems 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 is the Chair Elect for the American Hospital Association’s Behavioral Health Services Council, which helps shape behavioral health advocacy, policy and resource development.

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Amy Shields, M.A.

Communications Director

Amy Shields, M. A., has 20 years of experience as a leader in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and public relations. With a proven track record of managing strategic communication initiatives, Amy has successfully led communication campaigns that drive engagement and enhance the visibility of organizations, both internally and externally. Most recently she managed and provided leadership for internal and external communications initiatives at Capital Caring Health, a leading non-profit hospice and advanced illness care organization in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Additionally, she has provided leadership and managed communications programs UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas; Texas Health Resources, based in Arlington, Texas; and Providence Health Care based in Spokane, Washington. VIEW FULL BIO

Jennifer Graves

Grants and Finance Manager

Jennifer Graves is the Grants and Finance Manager for Well Being Trust, responsible for administering the organization’s grants and contracts portfolio. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in the grants management field, working at both grantmaking and grantee organizations including Kaiser Permanente’s National Program Offices, ClimateWorks Foundation’s Climate and Land Use Alliance, and Super Stars Literacy. In all of these roles, in addition to handling end-to-end grants management processes, she managed a variety of projects aimed at building systems, evaluating and improving processes, and creating solutions to meet changing organizational needs. Jennifer has a BA in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. VIEW FULL BIO

Robin Henderson, PsyD

Senior Clinical Advisor

Robin Henderson, PsyD, is the Senior Clinical Advisor, 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. VIEW FULL BIO

Mary Renouf-Hanson, MBA

Senior Marketing and Communications Adviser

Mary Renouf-Hanson, MBA, is currently Associate Vice President of Social and Influencer Strategy for Providence St. Joseph Health and Senior Adviser for Marketing and Communications for Well Being Trust. She has more than 18 years of social and digital marketing experience in health care, sports, entertainment and technology industries. Prior to PSJH, 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 and is on the board of Kinona Sport. VIEW FULL BIO

Laura Blanke

Senior Policy Associate

Laura Blanke is a Senior Policy Associate with Well Being Trust. Prior to joining the Well Being Trust team in May of 2020, Laura served as the Public Health Policy Lead in the Texas Department of State Health Service’s Center for Health Policy and Performance, where her work focused on research and analysis of national and state policy impacting the public health system and providing insight on best practices and service delivery models with the potential to enhance system improvement efforts. Laura has also worked in both the Medicaid policy and eligibility divisions within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and spent many years advocating for programs and policies that promote children’s health through her work with the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her background is in public health and with nearly 15 years of experience in health policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation, Laura is committed to seeking policy solutions to enhance lives, strengthen communities, and transform systems and social structures to better support health needs and improve outcomes. Laura holds a B.A. in anthropology from Rutgers University and received her master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, where curriculum centered on bettering communities through the planning, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health programs. VIEW FULL BIO

Lisa Herron

Executive Fellow

Lisa is the 2020-2021 Executive Fellow for Well Being Trust, where she supports the advancement of mental health policy across their social determinants portfolio and partnerships. Prior to joining Well Being Trust, Lisa invested seven years working and learning in the space of health equity and urban planning in New York City and the Bay Area. In NYC, Lisa led the community engagement strategies for two large-scale federal grants at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, including the development and publication of “The Active Design Toolkit for Schools” in partnership with the NYC Department of Health and the creation of the community engagement research strategy for Mount Sinai’s expanded environmental health center. Since her return to California in 2015, Lisa has continued on her path of understanding of how urban development, land-use regulations, and socio-political dynamics affect health and well-being—supporting research and policy efforts at the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Health, the Inclusive Cities Lab at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Urban Research and Development, and the World Institute on Disability. Lisa holds a B.A. in Health Care and Social Issues from the University of California, San Diego, and dual Masters degree in public health and city planning from the University of California, Berkeley. VIEW FULL BIO