Bridging Health & Community
Improving Health Through Community Agency

About Us

Who We Are

We're innovators committed to overcoming the disconnect between the health sector and communities. And we’re passionate about the power of communities to shape the future of their own health. 

We met through the Creating Health Collaborative, an international group of innovators exploring health from the perspective of communities. By sharing our work through the Collaborative, we discovered a shared passion for the critical link between a community's ability to make purposeful choices and its health. 

Based in Seattle, WA, with an office in London, UK, we do our field-building work through convening and coaching. We share the fruits of our work with a view to further describing and strengthening the field of practice that bridges the health sector and those that foster community agency. 

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Pritpal S Tamber

Before co-founding Bridging Health & Community, Pritpal was the Founder of the Creating Health Collaborative. Prior to that he was the Physician Editor of TEDMED, Medical Director of Map of Medicine, and Editorial Director for Medicine at BioMed Central, the company that pioneered open access publishing. He received an MBChB from the University of Birmingham. EmailLinkedIn. Interview. Speaking Agent

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Co-Founder & Chief Delivery Officer

Bridget B Kelly

Before co-founding Bridging Health & Community, Bridget led a portfolio at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine integrating multidisciplinary perspectives in areas such as early childhood, HIV, chronic diseases, and evaluation science. She is also an experienced dancer, choreographer, and arts administrator. She received an MD and a PhD from Duke University, and a BA from Williams College. Email. LinkedIn

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Board Member

Jeff Cohen

Jeff is a managing director based in FSG’s Seattle office and leads FSG’s Education and Youth practice. He focuses on advising private and community foundations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and corporations on strategy, program design, and evaluation. Jeff received an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, an MA in Classics from Yale University, and a BA, magna cum laude, in Classics from Harvard University. LinkedIn

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Board Member

Lauren A Taylor

Lauren is a co-author of The American Health Care Paradox and a doctoral student at Harvard Business School. Lauren's research uses organizational theory to better understand potential benefits and drawbacks of integrating health and social services. From 2012-2015 she worked as a chaplain and studied ethics as a Presidential Scholar at Harvard Divinity School from which she received an MDiv. She has an MPH from Yale School of Public Health. LinkedIn

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Board Member

Leigh Carroll 

Leigh is a Masters in City Planning student at MIT, where she also works on the evaluation of the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund. The evaluation is a study on neighborhood change and health and is being designed with residents across Eastern Massachusetts. Previously she worked at the Institute of Medicine, and before that she taught high school in Tanzania through the Peace Corps. She received a BS in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. LinkedIn

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Chair of the Board

Mark Wieland

Mark is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Having trained in medicine and public health, His clinical and research interests lie in health promotion through community participation in research aimed at reducing health inequities. He received an MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and an MPH from University of Illinois School of Public Health. Institution Bio.  

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Board Member

Ollie Smith

Ollie is Strategy Director for Health within Telefonica’s disruptive innovation company, Alpha. He has extensive experience in strategy and innovation across sectors, including as a Senior Civil Servant in the UK Department of Health and Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. He received an BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford. LinkedIn

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Board Member

Scott Liebman 

Scott is Co-Chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Life Sciences Department and Head of the FDA Regulatory and Compliance Practice. He is a leading expert in navigating complex legal and business issues faced by life sciences companies. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. LinkedIn

Art Director

Richard De Angelis 

Richard is an Art Director, Designer, and Communicator who has spent over two decades practicing and deepening his knowledge in the art of communication. He is founder and Creative Director of The Online Creative Agency and has extensive experience in developing brands and communications with a diverse portfolio across sectors. LinkedIn


We thank the following organizations that have shown vision and leadership by supporting our development.


We also thank the following individuals who, alongside the members of the Board and the Collaborative, have been instrumental in our journey so far: Charlotte Grinberg; James Kelly; Kam Banwait; Mark Dessauer; Mary Ellen Kelly; Michelle Lung; Peter Algate; Richard De Angelis.