Over the past three decades, Tyler has helped create and sustain healthy communities across the United States and around the world. Below is a partial listing of prominent organizations with whom Tyler has worked in-house (at Kaiser Permanente) and the rest, while serving as CEO of Community Initiatives, a leading U.S health consultancy.
Tyler served as Vice President, Total Health (2012 - 2016) at Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health systems. While there, he led the development of the organization’s "anchor institution" strategy — a deliberate effort to apply all of Kaiser Permanente’s philanthropic and operational assets for the complete physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing of its members, its workforce, and the communities it serves.
Previous to this, in a consulting capacity while CEO of Community Initiatives, Tyler served as Senior Advisor (2003 – 2012) to Kaiser Permanente’s national Community Benefit department, helping design and implement its community health, impact measurement and sustainability initiatives.
YMCA of the
Tyler was the first "Head Coach" (2004 - 2011) of the Y’s Activate America Initiative focused on physical activity, nutrition and civic leadership objectives. Together, the nation's 2,500+ YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organization in America, working to meet the health and human service needs of over 20 million men, women and children in 10,000 communities in the United States.
Public Health Institute
In 2009, Tyler was named a Senior Fellow of The Public Health Institute. PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world.
From 2001- 2006, Tyler served as Chair of the National Advisory Council for Active Living by Design - a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has later served as a board member of ALbD. His work with ALbD let to his role as the first director of what would become the Convergence Partnership, initially conceived of by Kate Kraft, and seed-funded by RWJF.
From 2005 - 2008, Tyler served as a strategic advisor on the Kellogg Foundation's "Food and Fitness" initiative. The WK Kellogg foundation's mission is to "help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations."
Research and Educational Trust
From 1996 - 2007, Tyler served as a senior Program Designer and Fellowship faculty member. HRET's goal is to advance ideas and practices beneficial to health care practitioners, institutions, consumers and society at large. Its principal activities focus on identifying, exploring, demonstrating and evaluating key strategic health care issues affecting innovative health care delivery systems, educating the field about the implications of changing health policies and developing strategies for community health improvement.
Since the mid-1990's, Tyler has served as a faculty member and Fellow of this prestigious institute. EPI conducts educational conferences and provides opportunities for year-round learning for health care leaders.