Tyler Norris, MDiv, is an entrepreneur and founder of over a dozen businesses and social ventures. His three decades of service in the public, private and non-profit sectors have focused on improving population health, community vitality, and equitable prosperity. As a leader in the healthy and sustainable communities movement, he has worked in over 400 communities and with scores of organizations in the United States and around the world.
Currently, Tyler serves as vice president, Total Health Partnerships at Kaiser Permanente, where he helps lead the implementation of this leading integrated health delivery systems’ aspiration for the complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of its members, workforce, and communities. Additionally, Tyler leads Kaiser Permanente’s portfolio of integrated physical activity and active transportation initiatives, and guides work to leverage all the organizations assets as an anchor institution.
Among his voluntary roles, Tyler is founding chair of IP3, a non-profit technology venture that powers The Community Commons, CHNA.org, and an array of data platforms for leading health philanthropies and governmental agencies. He is a trustee of Naropa University, North America’s leading institution of contemplative education. He serves on advisory bodies for the Convergence Partnership, Transportation for America, Active Living by Design, Samueli Institute, and is faculty for the YMCA Leadership Symposia.
Previously Tyler has served as founding CEO of Community Initiatives Inc.; convener of Advancing the Movement; founding co-chair of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s National Leadership Alliance; founding director of what became the national “Convergence Partnership”; NAC Chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Active Living by Design initiative; as a Fellow of Estes Park Institute and the Public Health Institute; and as head coach of the YMCA’s Pioneering Healthier Communities initiative. Norris has a bachelor’s degree in international political economy from The Colorado College, a master of divinity degree from Naropa University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Program. He is a parent of two young adults, an avid mountain biker, backcountry skier and pilot.