Theo Edmonds

Chief Imaginator + Co-Founder |  IDEAS xLab | Louisville, KY
Born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of south eastern Kentucky, Theo is an artist, healthcare professional and social entrepreneur who was selected as one of "50 People Changing the Face of the South" by Southern Living Magazine.  His work is guided by a singular philosophy: Culture Shapes Health.  He is dedicated to establishing new value paradigms and mutually-beneficial relationships between artists, entrepreneurs, corporations and emerging philanthropic structures at the nexus of Culture, Community Development and Health. Theo is Vice Chair of Americans for the Arts' Private Sector Council, Co-Chair of the Louisville Health Advisory Board's Cultural/Social Impact Committee, and lead design consultant to CenterLink Health's work with the Centers for Disease Control to establish a national LGBTQ+ Center of Excellence model. He was co-leader for Louisville's successful 2016 bid to be named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize winner.