Tyler currently is Board Chair of Naropa University; co-Chair of the CEO Alliance for Mental Health; and a board member for Mindful Philanthropy, and the National Academies of Sciences' Child Well Being Forum.
Over the years he helped start Step Denver; facilitated the opening of the Abraham Path through the heart of the Middle East; and led the Kuhiston Foundation to help establish the national park system and micro-finance in Tajikistan.
Tyler is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Leadership Program, earned a Master of Divinity from Naropa University, and has a bachelor's in World Political Economy from Colorado College. Home is in Ketchum, Idaho and Oakland. California.
Areas of Interest: health equity, CRA investments, social determinants of health
Working with the New York Fed: To investigate more effective leveraging of bank CRA investing, integrated with healthcare Community Benefit investing and application of anchor approaches, along with other community resources and structures to deliver sufficient dose for measurable impact at a population level.
Tenure: Through July 2023
Related Publications: www.wellbeingtrust.org
With offices in San Juan, Washington, D.C. and Madrid, CNE is Puerto Rico's first think tank, and has evolved into a powerful nonpartisan advocate on behalf of the island in policy circles as well as an important participant of diaspora and Latino groups in the U.S. mainland.
CNE''s policy papers are regularly sought-out by officials in the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the White House, intent on receiving balanced expertise and policy counsel on Puerto Rico and finding bipartisan options to the challenges faced by the island. CNE''s reports and analyses are also regularly covered by media from the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and are cited by numerous academic and policy publications.
Mike was an editor of The Economy of Puerto Rico: Restoring Growth, which was published by the Brookings Institution in 2006 and selected that same year as a Notable Book by the American Library Association. He has been a columnist for El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico''s largest circulation daily, since 2003, and was the host of a weekly news radio program on economics at Radio Universidad in the University of Puerto Rico for several years.
Mike served as an Advisory Board member of the Community Innovator's Lab at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts; as a Board member of Endeavor Puerto Rico, a non-profit with an international reach committed to supporting high-impact entrepreneurs; as a Trustee of the University Press of the University of Puerto Rico; as the Founding Chairman of Espacios Abiertos, an organization dedicated to growing civic capacity and promoting transparency in Puerto Rico; a member of the YouthSave Advisory Board at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.; and as Co-Chair of ReImagina, the Advisory Commission for a Resilient Puerto Rico. In 2008, he was selected as an Aspen Institute Ideas Fellow.
He currently serves as Yale Alumni Schools Director for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and as the Puerto Rico Delegate to the Yale Alumni Association, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, and an Emeritus Member of the Advisory Council for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico.
Mike has a B.A. from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University
Areas of Interest: Economic development, energy policy, disaster recovery, fiscal policy, and social policy
Working with the NY Fed: To partner with the Community Development team to jointly execute a series of eents focused on investments in Puerto Rico. He will advise the climate and health teams on future outreach and research opportunities in Puerto Rico.
Tenure: Through July 2023
Related Publications: https://grupocne.org/staff/miguel-a-soto-class/; https://www.brookings.edu/book/the-economy-of-puerto-rico/; https://grupocne.org/podcasts/
Areas of Interest: Climate finance, community development, impact investing, social determinants of health.
Working with the NY Fed: To explore and document successful public/private financing strategies for climate resilience in the built environment with a focus on communities most at risk from extreme heat and flooding.
Tenure: Through July 2023
Related Publications: Investing in Health from the Ground Up: Building a Market for Healthy Neighborhoods; Using Data to Address Health Disparities and Drive investment in Healthy Neighborhoods; Healthy and Equitable Community Investment; Community Change and Resident Needs: Designing a Participatory Action Research Study in Metropolitan Boston.
Areas of Interest: Understanding barriers that limit student engagement and achievement, improving educational experiences through student-centered design, exploring teacher attitudes and beliefs about teaching
Working with the NY Fed: Conduct qualitative research with staff and education stakeholders to inform department strategies, improve program offerings, and increase participation by under-served groups.
Tenure: December 31, 2022
Related Publications: Game-based learning; Teacher training effects; Alternative assessments; Teaching and learning disconnects
Areas of Interest: Designing markets for long-term health, community wealth building and health equity, value-based payment and community health promotion
Working with the NY Fed: conducting research on regulatory options for establishing quasi-markets that advance community-level long-term healthy development.
Tenure: January 31, 2023
Related Publications: Short-term and Long-term Returns for States Implementing Pediatric Alternative Payment Model
Areas of Interest: household finance management, mortgage lending and loan servicing, community development
Working with the NY Fed: Work to shift the current thinking from seeing homeownership as a nice outcome that naturally occurs in healthy communities to an understanding that smart homeownership promotion is an important means to improving the wellbeing of low-income families and disinvested neighborhoods.
Tenure: December 2021
Related Publications: An Economy That Works for All: Fostering Low-Income Homeownership
Strengthening Households and Neighborhoods by Supporting a Healthy Housing Spectrum How the Housing Crisis Has Created an Unprecedented Opportunity for Working Families to Achieve Financial Security
Tenure: June 2021
Related Publications: From Equitable Growth to Equitable Recovery (June 8, 2020)
Tenure: January 2021
Tenure: December 2020