Our Leadership

Damien Myers MD, MPH

Chief Operating Officer

Damien Myers MD, MPH is the Chief Operations Officer for Project Pneuma. The mission of Project Pneuma is to Breathe New Life holistically into the young men we serve by challenging them intellectually, strengthening them physically, nurturing them emotionally and uplifting them spiritually.

 

Dr. Myers is also the Community Organizer for BMe Baltimore. BMe is a national organization comprised of an award-winning network of community – builders known for defining people by their positive contributions to society and by helping to build health, wealth, hope, and opportunity in urban communities.

 

Dr. Myers has degrees from Morehouse College (BS, Biology), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (MPH in Epidemiology), and the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (MD). In 2010 Dr. Myers left clinical medicine to devote 100% of his time cultivating the next generation of Black health care professionals. In 2014 he was awarded the BMe Community Genius Award for his efforts to increase diversity in the medical pipeline.

 

He was honored with a 2016 Elijah Saunders, MD Trailblazer Award for his efforts to decrease health care disparities in urban communities. Dr. Myers also received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award in 2016 for his service to residents of Baltimore City.

PNEUMA LEADERSHIP

Damion J. Cooper, Th.M.

Founder and Executive Director
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Denzell Walker

Program Manager
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Doing the right thing,
at the right time.

15

SCHOOLS

100

VOLUNTEERS

47

CHILDREN

4

FOCUSES

MARTIAL ARTS

Project Pneuma focuses on the extremely intense yet extremely honorable Martial Arts. The Martial Arts has a history of cultivating great men of integrity, respect, perseverance, honor and a warrior spirit of never giving up individually and as a team.

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YOGA/MINDFULNESS

Project Pneuma understands that many young African American boys struggle with impulse control, self-regulation of emotions, and maintaining focus.

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PHYSICAL FITNESS/WELLNESS

Project Pneuma understands the true importance of Physical Fitness/Wellness in this technology-based age. Many of the young men we serve are latchkey kids living in single family homes.

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EXPOSURE

Project Pneuma wants to ensure that we give our boys every opportunity to experience everything that life has to offer. Many inner city youth often don’t see beyond what they experience in their communities.

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