Tym Rourke

Managing Director for Community Health and Vice President of People

Tym is a health philanthropy and policy professional with over 15 years’ experience in substance use and mental health disorder prevention and treatment, coalition building, policy and advocacy, and civic engagement.

Tym previously served as a Director at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, where he provided leadership on the foundation’s largest philanthropic initiative and guided strategic investments in areas such as early childhood education and care, family and youth supports, substance use disorders services, and educational pathways to build the future of New Hampshire’s workforce. Tym also served eight years as the chair of the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Substance Use, advising state and national elected officials on issues of behavioral health and health policy, and leveraging public investment to increase access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Tym founded the NH Providers Association and a number of other nonprofits. He has extensive experience advising individual and institutional donors, community stakeholders, entrepreneurs and leaders at the local, state, and national level on best practices in behavioral health, and transforming health care systems to improve access and quality.

Tym earned a master’s degree in Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University and a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Emerson College. 

A few fun facts about Tym…

Tym’s favorite hobbies are reading, gardening, and curating an alternative music show on his town’s radio station. In high school, Tym attended Space Camp, and was trained as a shuttle pilot. His mission simulation was the only one during that camp session where none of the shuttle crew died. If Tym were to retire tomorrow, he would sleep, read every book he can, and travel.