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 four new Board members officially joined the Board on November 30. They bring diverse professional backgrounds, a commitment to service, and passion for the Atlas Corps mission to develop individuals, strengthen organizations, and promote innovation. You can 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 Shanan Guinn (BP), Debra Hildreth (Raffa, PC), Tomicah Tillemann (New America), and Steve Wozencraft (John D. Evans Foundation). We extend special gratitude to Steve Wozencraft as he completes his term as Chairman of the Board. We look forward to their continued contribution to Atlas Corps as they transition to a new role.
Atlas Corps New Board Members (as of November 30, 2018)
MartaMichelle Colon, Chief Attitude Strategist – Emotional Agility And Micro-Resiliency Enabler at Buena Gente & Co.
Marta Michelle is the founder of Buena Gente – a leading performance driver consulting firm that specializes in enabling individuals and organizations to achieve greater success by building their performance skills, optimizing productivity, and improving competitive advantage through their emotional intelligence. Buena Gente has impacted more than 100 clients representing more than $3 billion in revenues combined in the corporate, academic, and government sectors. Prior to founding Buena Gente, Marta Michelle specialized in program design and development to drive positive customer experience, leading systematic change initiatives, and identifying new business opportunities. Commitment to social good is an integral part of Marta Michelle’s beliefs, driving her to collaborate in the development of dozens of social innovation programs, as well as funding strategies, raising over $50M. Marta Michelle has served in numerous Boards; and keynoted more than 300 conferences. Earlier in her career, she dedicated 15 years to establishing government service programs to promote efficiency and effectiveness. She completed doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology and an Executive Education Program of Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania. Marta Michelle is a Scholar at The Aspen Institute and a Presidential Leadership Scholar.
Spencer Gerrol, Founder & CEO at SPARK Neuro
Spencer spends every waking moment thinking about the intersection of art and science. That’s why he founded SPARK, which since 2009 has blended cutting-edge research and cognitive psychology with award-winning creative.
As CEO of SPARK Neuro, Spencer leads a company that studies how people think, feel, decide, and act. SPARK Neuro reads brain and nervous system activity using a combination of neuroscience and biometric tools as people view advertising, entertainment, and other content. Major brands and agencies useSPARK’s neuromarketing technology to measure, compare, and optimize. Spencer was honored at the White House for founding one of the top 100 companies started by young entrepreneurs and was named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. Spencer is a sought-after speaker who has keynoted presentations at Google, TEDx, the United Nations, and the White House. Spencer’s background in cognitive psychology and human factors enables him to identify new opportunities to influence human behavior through art and science.
Jane Henzerling, Team Lead, Professional Development at Summit Learning
Jane has dedicated her 20 year career to improving public education with a focus on rigor, accountability, and results. In her current role, she leads the professional development team for Summit Learning. Previously, she served as Assistant Secretary for Policy, Innovation, and Measurement at the New Mexico Public Education Department. Jane was the Founder and Head of School of Mission Preparatory, a K-8 college-prep public charter school in San Francisco, CA, which has consistently been recognized as a top school in the Bay Area for underserved students. Her experiences have taken her from Phoenix, AZ, where she began her career as a bilingual teacher, to Miami, FL, where she led the Teach For America site, to Hartford, CT, where she honed nonprofit leadership skills at Real Art Ways. The common thread has been a commitment to expanding access and opportunity in low-income communities. Jane graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Spanish from Skidmore College and earned her MEd in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She was a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar and continues to engage with fellow alumni on cross-sector, bipartisan initiatives to address society’s greatest challenges.
Neil Sumilas Vice President, Planning & Management at National Center for Family Philanthropy
Neil is the Vice President of Planning and Management for the National Center for Family Philanthropy. He is a strategic thinker and operator focused on driving organizations to maximize capacity. With nearly 20 years of experience working primarily for non-profit organizations, he is adept at exploiting organizational efficiencies to reach big goals with limited resources. He has built and strengthened operational infrastructures, whether transforming operations to keep pace with rapid expansion or developing a solid foundation to meet long-term strategic goals. Throughout his career, he has worked with and for a diverse range of organizations, including a global foreign policy institution, a prominent historical museum, and a variety of nonprofit and political groups. While pursuing his MBA, he also worked on projects focused on IoT, data analytics, and smart technology initiatives. His leadership style is collaborative, transparent, and inclusive, as evidenced by his broad and diverse network of contacts around the globe. Neil received his MBA from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and his BS in International Relations from Georgetown University as well. He has been a regular member of the Atlas Corps Gala Host Committee since 2016.