Tyler Norris

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Tyler Norris, MDiv

Chief Executive

Tyler Norris, MDiv, is chief executive of Well Being Trust. Over the past three decades, Tyler has shaped health and development initiatives in hundreds of communities in the U.S. and around the world. He has an extensive background as a social entrepreneur, and is a trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and collaborative partnerships working to improve the health of people and places. Tyler also serves as Board Chair of Naropa University, and as a board member of Mindful Philanthropy, and the National Academies of Sciences’ Child Well Being Forum. He is also an advisor to CityHealth; Enterprise Community Partners; Humanest Care and other organizations focused on improving the health of people and communities.


Prior to leading Well Being Trust,  Tyler served as vice president of Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, where he led “anchor institution” work, applying all organizational assets to benefit the economic, social and environmental contributors to health. He previously served as the founding CEO of Community Initiatives and as founding chair of IP3 / Community Commons, a GIS data mapping and stories platform. Earlier, he was the first director of what became the Convergence Partnership; “head coach” of the YMCA of the USA; and an advisor to Active Living by Design and the Public Health Institute. He also helped facilitate the opening of the Abraham Path through the heart of the Middle East and led the Kuhiston Foundation that helped establish the national park system in Tajikistan.

Tyler 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.