Norm is a proven thought-leader and proponent of building DEI into culture, operations and space design. His contributions help foster inclusive frameworks and programs around -outcomes-based initiatives and goals. His successes in guiding institutional leaders through strategic transformations equip him to drive measurable impact within the diverse communities that organizations strive to serve.
“DEI and community impact is an integral component of every strategic visioning and master planning engagement we undertake,” said Swapna Sathyan, co-lead of Blue Cottage of CannonDesign. “Norm’s experience in this space and his ability to create long-lasting impact will propel us forward even further in driving social equity outcomes.”
Norm has more than 20 years of executive experience in healthcare advisory services and operations management. His depth and breadth of experience includes consulting, operations engineering, and capital investment/development. He has a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver and a Master of Health Services Administration in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Michigan.
“I could not be happier to join Blue Cottage of CannonDesign and help further the team’s commitment to Living-Centered Design,” says Norm. “My goals are to help organizations realize incredible outcomes and create enduring change through cultural transformations that include diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. I want to influence design and strategy such that it promotes equity and represents the diverse communities we serve and work in, to create a legacy of impact.”
Earlier this year, Sharla Toller joined CannonDesign as our Director of DEI. Norm’s role within Blue Cottage will focus on helping organizations develop socially equitable solutions that align with future aspirations. In their respective roles, the duo will significantly amplify and align CannonDesign’s commitment to reflect DEI as a strategic imperative internally and externally.