Scott Turner

Co-Chair of the Board

Scott leads Healthy Future US as its founding CEO. Scott is a successful business entrepreneur, who after 30 years in business, is giving back as a nonprofit social entrepreneur & advocate.

Healthy Future US is playing a breakthrough role in reversing the obesity, diabetes, mental health & related chronic diseases epidemic, & substantially reducing health costs. HFUS addresses the root causes of inactivity, unhealthy nutrition, & excess stress/trauma systemically & sustainably, focusing initially on K-12 schools. It brings together an integrated combination of high collective-impact plans & partners, policies, programs & payment-with-payback.

Healthy Future US is expanding a low-cost national breakthrough model, originated by UArizona, which helped dramatically improve activity, nutrition habits & child obesity, increasing the percentage of students with fitness from 18% to 78% in 20 Title 1 schools. HFUS co-led successful SB1083 K-5 school recess bill advocacy –increasing physical activity by 50% for over 250,000 AZ kids. HFUS also led successful first-in-the-nation rule-making with the AZ State Board of Education to agree to include physical, health, & arts ed in the state’s A-F school accountability system. HFUS also developed the first comprehensive high-ROI case to cost-justify $500M+/year in sustainable new health investments in preventive K-12 education, using evidence-based approaches with proven rapid payback–culminating in the Healthy Students Healthy State campaign.

Scott worked as an executive in education services and information & communications, and has served as a consultant with Bain & independently. He worked with large companies such as AT&T and Motorola, as well as a variety of small tech & education start-ups. Scott has raised over $15 million in venture financing for his startups, earning over 30x ROI–including an IPO.

Scott’s education includes a BA History magna cum laude from Amherst College, followed by a teaching fellowship administered under the Fulbright Program, and a MBA from Stanford. In recent years, Scott earned a MA Human Development and PhD Human & Organizational Systems. His dissertation was entitled: Transformative Learning for Long-term Behavior Change: Preventing Childhood Obesity and Improving Health through In-school Curriculum-based Nutrition & Exercise Programs.

Scott serves on the boards of Social Venture Partners AZ & Arizona Business & Education Coalition. He speaks 5+ languages, & holds two patents. He enjoys nature, art, science, flyfishing, the Bible, and classical, indie & world music.