Jamie Harvie serves as the PRATI Interim Executive Director and is an innovative systems thinker working at the leading edge of institutional and organizational change. Jamie offers a collaborative leadership style and practice which has resulted in highly successful national and local collaborations.
He is nationally recognized for his extensive experience at the nexus of health, community, environment and healthcare and has been interviewed and cited in media including Time Magazine, USA Today, and National Public Radio.
Jamie led the successful coordination and passage of mercury product legislation and phase-out of healthcare mercury nationally. His work is recognized as helping support the passage of the United Nations Minimata Treaty, the global commitment to phase out mercury.
Jamie served on the steering committee for the Green Guide for Health Care—where he helped develop health care sector’s first quantifiable sustainable design, construction and operations metrics. The Green Guide was the first green design rating system to offer a health-based rationale to green design.
Jamie also founded and directed the Healthy Food in Health Care campaign and is credited with raising the alarm and initiating the transformation of healthcare food policy and practice nationally. Largely as a result of his work, the definition of healthy food has been transformed to include the health of workers, community and the planet.
For his work and leadership bridging health, and community, Jamie was invited to be part of Creating Health Collaborative, an international group of health and healthcare leaders working individually to understand and create health beyond the lens of health care. Together they have published the Creating Health Collaborative Principles for Creating Health.
In 2009, Jamie was awarded the NRDC National Thought Leader award for his work on sustainable food systems and health care. In 2013, along with Michelle Obama, he was included as one of “Top 20 Most Influential” food system leaders by Food Service Director Magazine. In 2015, he received the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Achievement Award from the Minnesota Public Health Association for his contributions to public health in Minnesota.
In 2018 Jamie was selected as a BALLE Local Living Economy Fellow, visionaries and strategic connectors from across North America at the forefront of building healthy, equitable local economies, underpinned by the regenerative capacity of the natural world around us.
Jamie serves on the board the board of The Food Commons, the Austin Health Commons and serves as the President of the Board of the Duluth Whole Foods Coop.
He has offered trainings and presentation across the globe and consulted for clients including the Blue Green Alliance, City of San Francisco, World Health Organization, the Chinese Environmental Protection Agency and the Democracy Collaborative.
He is a contributor to the textbook Integrative Medicine and the text book on climate change Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility. His work has been published widely including Stanford Social Innovation Review, as a The Democracy Collaborative Next System Project.
With training in the Art of Hosting and practice with the Work he brings an understanding and experience in both inner and group development work. As an improv coach, actor and community ceramic muralist he is skilled at engaging the imagination and creative self of others to engage their whole person. Jamie is driven by a passion to help us fall in love with our shared humanity and a reconnection and realignment with earth wisdom. In his free time he can be found hiking or skiing through the woods.
He lives in Duluth with his wife Nancy and dog Lucy! His grown children Nat and Emma continue to visit!