Mission, Vision, and How We Work


Publication: 2012-08-12



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Atma Foundation



  • Alysha AtmaCo-Founder and Executive Director. Alysha Atma brings a passion and understanding surrounding human need and the intricacies of world dynamics through working with refugees, mental health as well as several non-profits for over six years. Mrs. Atma is educated in human services, including a strong knowledge of cultural dynamics and diversity as a result of an in depth appreciation of how different cultures and societies function. Mrs. Atma is also a recognized published writer and reviewer of literature surrounding the continent of Africa; she also has been elected as a co-advisor to the Clackamas High School Key Club. Mrs. Atma is zealous about investing in solutions with an emphasis on self sustainability, dignity, and empowerment.

  • Stephen AtmaCo-Founder & Chairman of the Board. Stephen Atma, MBA is a seasoned business professional and entrepreneur with an excess of 17 years of experience. Mr. Atma has amassed an abundance of international business experience; through this knowledge he has developed skills and relationships that will ultimately provide value for both business successes, as well helping build a stronger foundation for developing countries. Mr. Atma holds an undergraduate degree in business and leadership as well as a MBA from Marylhurst University. Further, Mr. Atma is explicit about the value of education and has dedicated efforts to promote the importance of education in our children; and post secondary education for continued economic development. Mr. Atma brings the commitment that it is our duty to empower others out of poverty and illiteracy.

  • Rob HadleyMember of the Board of Directors. Rob Hadley in 2001 was selected by the United States Holocaust Museum as a Museum Fellow; that same year he created a Master Teacher Cadre for the entire state of Oregon. Mr. Hadley served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center for five years. He has conducted dozens of teacher workshops in the Western Region as well as the Belfer workshops at the Museum in DC. Mr. Hadley joined an effort with the Veterans History Project in 2002 promoting a visual history collection of veterans from WW2 to the present. In 2006, Mr. Hadley was selected by the Museum as a Regional Educator, joining thirty others from around the country to form an elite corps of Holocaust Educators. Mr. Hadley holds a Masters in Secondary Education and a Masters Certification in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He currently teaches Holocaust and Genocide Studies as an elective course for seniors at Clackamas High School. Mr. Hadley has been involved with various humanitarian projects ranging from Darfur to Haiti and has worked diligently to educate others as well as lobby Congress to advocate for these issues.

  • Abigail BrennanBlogger

  • Dennis SpenceWeb/IT Specialist

  • Kimberly WogahnCommunity Coordinator, D.R. Congo Team

  • Kate PritchardService Coordinator, D.R. Congo Team

  • Annie TwomblyLanguage Support, D.R. Congo Team