Tyler Norris, MDiv, Chief Executive, Well Being Trust
Tyler has shaped health and sustainability initiatives in hundreds of communities around the world. He has an extensive background in population health and community well-being, serving as a social entrepreneur and trusted advisor to philanthropies, health systems, government agencies and partnerships working to improve the health of people and places. Prior to becoming the first chief executive of Well Being Trust, Tyler served as vice president of Total Health at Kaiser Permanente, where he led “anchor institution" work, applying all operational assets to impact the economic, social and environmental determinants of health. He has also served as the founding president and CEO of a leading health consultancy, Community Initiatives, and as founding board chair of Community Commons, a mapping and reporting tool for improved community health. In recent years, Tyler also served as a board member and advisor to the Convergence Partnership; Enterprise Community Partners; Active Living by Design; Samueli Institute; and the Public Health Institute. He completed 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.
Maureen Bisognano, Chair, Advisory Council, Well Being Trust
Maureen Bisognano, president emerita and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, previously served as IHI’s president and CEO for five years, after serving as executive vice president and COO for 15 years. She is a prominent authority on improving health care systems, whose expertise has been recognized by her elected membership to the National Academy of Medicine, among other distinctions. She serves on the boards of the Commonwealth Fund, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Catalysis. Prior to joining IHI, she served as CEO of the Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital and Senior Vice President of The Juran Institute.
Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D., Chief Policy Officer, Well Being Trust
A self-proclaimed “fragmentation fighter,” Ben has worked to redefine the national policy landscape for mental health and health care. He comes to Well Being Trust from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he was the founding director of the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center and currently remains a senior advisor. Ben has been a principal investigator on many federal and foundation grants, as well as state contracts related to health and health care integration. He’s written and published on enhancing the evidentiary support for integrated care models, increasing the training and education of mental health providers in medical settings, and the need to address specific health policy and payment barriers for successful integration. He holds multiple leadership positions, including the section editor for Health and Policy for Families, Systems and Health and member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice. Ben is a technical expert panelist for CMS on Quality Measure Development for Medicaid Beneficiaries, as well as for the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program.
Arpan Waghray, M.D., Medical Director, Well Being Trust
Dr. Waghray is a geriatric psychiatrist and system director for behavioral medicine at Swedish Health Services, where he oversees an integrated program across primary clinics, a perinatal mood disorders program, consultation liaison services, treatment resistant depression program, inpatient psychiatry units and partial hospitalization programs. He also serves as co-chair of the Providence St. Joseph Health Behavioral Medicine Clinical Practice Group. In this role, he facilitates clinical collaboration across the organization to design, develop and deploy solutions that reduce variation and spread innovation. He was the clinical sponsor for the system’s depression care pathway and oversees its comprehensive tele-behavioral health network. Dr. Waghray completed his medical school training in India, a residency at Brookdale University Medical Center in New York and a fellowship at the University of Washington. He later completed a leadership development program through the Washington State Medical Association designed for physician leaders, as well as an executive development program at the Michael G. Foster School of Business. Dr. Waghray has been featured in Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met as one of the area’s top doctors.