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 benefit the economic, social and environmental contributors to health. He previously served as the founding 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 and stories 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.
Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, FAAN currently serves as the Chief Integration Officer and Senior Vice President at Regional One Health. She has responsibility for the Center for Population Health and Clinical Innovation. Additionally, she leads the organizations response to the COVID19 pandemic and serves on the Mayors’ Joint Task Force.
Before joining Regional One Health, Ms. Cooper made Tennessee history when she became the first registered nurse appointed Commissioner of Health for the State of Tennessee, serving two Governors. Prior to her appointment as Commissioner of Health, she served as the Special Policy Advisor to the Governor for the Uninsured and chief architect responsible for the design and implementation of the health care safety net for uninsured Tennesseans. During her tenure as Commissioner of Health and chief health strategist, Ms. Cooper was responsible for the establishment of innovative policies, programs, and partnerships designed to protect, promote, and improve the health of Tennesseans.
A former Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), she was responsible for creation and leadership of the Center for Advanced Practice Nursing and Allied Health. Ms. Cooper has served on numerous national committees. She has extensive experience in prevention, health policy, population health, preparedness, public health and working with vulnerable populations. Ms. Cooper is a frequently requested national speaker and has provided expert testimony to the U.S. Senate on numerous occasions. Ms. Cooper serves on multiple boards and committees including the Board of Directors for America’s Essential Hospitals Institute, Board of Directors of QSOURCE, and Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the University of Memphis, Lowenberg College of Nursing,
Ms. Cooper received her degrees from VUSN. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and has received numerous commendations and awards including the Presidential Meritorious Service Award from Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the John S. Derryberry Award for Distinguished Service, William V. Corr Award, and the Presidential Award of Distinction from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Association.