Tyler Norris, Trustee

Tyler Norris

Trustee, Elected 2013

Oakland, California

BA, Colorado College
MDiv, Naropa University


Tyler Norris is a social entrepreneur, focused on the health and well-being of people and places. Currently, Tyler serves as chief executive for Well Being Trust, an impact philanthropy with a mission to advance the mental, social and spiritual health of the United States. 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 created over a dozen social ventures and is a trusted adviser to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and partnerships working to improve health and well-being outcomes.

Prior to becoming the first chief executive of Well Being Trust, Tyler led Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, applying all organizational assets to impacting the economic, social and environmental contributors to health. He previously served as the founding president and CEO of Community Initiatives, and as founding board chair of IP3, the social enterprise that gave birth to the Community Commons, a GIS data mapping and stories platform.

In addition to serving on multiple boards and councils ranging from Naropa University to Enterprise Community Partners, to the National Academy of Sciences, he previously 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.