Atlas Corps is pleased to announce new additions to our Board of Directors and to bid a fond farewell to those completing their service. The new Board members officially joined the Board in January of 2021. They bring diverse professional backgrounds, a commitment to service, and passion for the Atlas Corps mission to develop individuals, strengthen organizations, and promote innovation. Meet our Board of Directors on our website.
Atlas Corps also expresses our appreciation for the years of service and leadership provided by our outgoing Board members. Thank you to Dipanwita Das and Peter Simpson. We look forward to their continued contribution to Atlas Corps as they transition to a new role.
Atlas Corps New Board Members
(as of January 2021)
Damon Porter, Vice President of Federal Affairs, McKesson
Damon Shelby Porter is a senior executive for McKesson; a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. His two decades of public policy experience in both the public and private sectors includes leadership roles at the international, federal and state levels.
Most notably, he was senior adviser to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on technology and innovation issues, director of public affairs for a Fortune 100 telecommunications company, and assistant attorney general for Missouri. He earned his juris doctor from The Catholic University of America and holds a bachelor of arts degree from Marymount University. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Global Responsible Leader with the Herbert Quandt BMW Foundation, Marshall Memorial Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, and admitted to bars of Missouri and the Supreme Court of the United States.
David Waithaka, Human Resources Manager, International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC
David is a Human Resources business leader with over 25 years of management experience in enabling and advancing organizational effectiveness through human development and change management. Proven ability to successfully employ robust programs that attract and retain talent. Assist multinationals, multilateral and international NGOs to develop and execute innovative and cost effective human capital strategies that exceed corporate objectives. Areas of expertise include: Strategic Human Resource Planning; Talent Acquisition and Retention, Business Development and Partnership building; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging; Compensation and Benefits Management.
Graduate of the University of Minnesota (MA in HR and Public Affairs and BA in International Relations and African Studies).
Hobbies include playing guitar, singing, playing soccer and laughing.
Photo from the personal archive of Board members