EducationBA, Colorado College
MDiv, Naropa University
Tyler Norris is an entrepreneur and founder of over a dozen businesses and social ventures. His three decades of service in the public, private and nonprofit sectors have focused on population health, community vitality, and equitable prosperity. As a leader in the healthy and sustainable communities movement, he has worked in over 350 communities and with scores of organizations in the United States and around the world.
Currently, he serves as vice president, Total Health Partnerships at Kaiser Permanente, where he helps lead the implementation of this large 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 is shaping the partnerships that help deliver social and non-medical needs.
Among his voluntary roles, Tyler is founding board chair of IP3, a nonprofit technology venture that powers www.communitycommons.org and an array of data platforms for leading health philanthropies and governmental agencies. A primary focus in his new adopted community of Oakland is youth potentiation and development pathways.
Previously Tyler has served as founding CEO of Community Inititatives 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" (a consortium of philanthropies, Kaiser Permanente, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); 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; head coach of the YMCA's award-winning Pioneering Healthier Communities initiative; executive director of the Abraham Path Initiative and founding Chair of the Kuhiston Foundation in Tajikistan.
Tyler is an avid mountain biker, backcountry skier and pilot. He is a parent of two college-age young adults.