Senior Project Officer, Health Places by Design
As Senior Project Officer at Health Places by Design, Tim Schwantes works on local, regional, and national initiatives that support community collaboratives and partnerships to improve public health through changes in local policies, procedures, and the built environment. Tim provides technical assistance, facilitation, and collaboration support for partnerships, formal decision makers, and residents. He frequently brings leaders from different communities (and initiatives) together for collective learning. In all of his endeavors, Tim strives to work with others to advance equity, create and deepen authentic engagement, build and connect community champions, and show up with a spirit of curiosity and willingness to learn.
Tim earned master’s degrees in social work and public health, as well as a B.A. in public policy with a specialization in health policy, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Always with an itch for the outdoors and adventure, Tim is often thinking about, planning, or going on trips to better experience the world and all that’s in it.