Tyler Norris, MDiv
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
As President of Well Being Trust, Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, oversees the implementation of the foundation’s strategies and full portfolio of investments and partnerships to help Well Being Trust have a real-world impact on America’s mental health and addiction crisis. These responsibilities build on those in Dr. Miller’s prior role as Chief Strategy Officer of Well Being Trust, through which he ensured alignment across the foundation’s grants, research, partnerships, and policy recommendations.
Dr. Miller is a nationally recognized mental health expert and a highly sought-after public speaker. Dr. Miller has presented around the world on the need to make mental health an integral part of health care, most recently testifying before the Senate Committee on Finance about the need for an integrated approach to treating mental health and addiction He is also the author of the weekly newsletter called Mental: Fighting the fragmentation of mental health one policy at a time, where hundreds of subscribers gather to read about how everyday happenings are connected to mental health, and what actions they can take to address them. 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.
Amy Shields, M.A.
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
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 Vice President, Social Strategy and Community Engagement 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
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 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
Miriam Pearsall, MPH, is an executive fellow at Well Being Trust. In this role, Miriam assists in the development, preparation, and implementation of grant-funded projects that align with Well Being Trust’s organizational mission.
Prior to joining Well Being Trust, Miriam worked as an intern with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and in the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program. She also worked as a graduate assistant at the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center where she conducted research on promising practices in mental health services in the Southeast. During her time as a a legal assistant in the Arkansas Governor’s Office, Miriam conducted research on various public health topics including: the impact of state‐level marijuana legalization, stigma associated with mental illness, and the intersection of public health and the criminal justice system. She has also led several mental health-related task force and initiatives including serving as president of the Emory Mental Health Alliance. In addition, Miriam served as the team lead for the well-being arm of the CROWN COVID-19 Student Task Force at Emory, and she was a member of the Arkansas Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council from 2017 to 2019.
Miriam earned a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in public health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.
In her free time, she enjoys taking walks in nature, catching up on the latest Netflix documentaries, and spending time with her Siamese cat, Blue.
Roxana Rodriguez (she/her/ella), MPH, is an executive fellow at Well Being Trust. In her role, Roxana supports Well Being Trust’s efforts in advancing mental health and substance use disorder policy.
Before joining Well Being Trust, Roxana facilitated a culturally responsive evaluation at Compass Family Services as a fellow for the American Evaluation Association’s Graduate Education Diversity Internship. Her interest focuses on improving adverse health outcomes that are rooted in systems of oppression and inequality through the lenses of intersectionality, social justice, and public health. She has conducted research assistance, provided project planning, interviewed key informants, organized community convenings, and co-authored reports for a variety of health justice and equity projects nationally. She recently co-authored “Food Procurement & Equitable Community Development in School Lunches”, published in the spring 2021 issue of the Berkeley Public Policy Journal.
Roxana earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and women’s gender and sexuality studies from Williams College, and she recently earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. Just as valuable to her understanding of well-being, are her experiences as an urban, low-income, first-generation scholar from an immigrant household.