David Epstein is Director of Domestic Human Resources for the US office of Doctors Without Borders/MSF-USA. He is a member of the management team working on strategic human resources issues ranging from diversity and talent management to international benefits and wellness initiatives, serving as the US subject matter expert.
A frequent contributor to Forbes.com, David recently was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for his speech at the Women in Leadership Symposium. He is a member of the SHRM Global Expertise Panel, a Board Member of the Tri-State Diversity Council, and an Advanced Practitioner of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on diversity, human resources and international employment including at the American Bar Association Conference in Dublin.
Prior to joining MSF-USA, David was Director of Human Resources at the New York Foundling Hospital Center for Pediatric, Medical and Rehabilitative Care (Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center) where he received the NYAHSA (now LeadingAge New York) Professional of the Year Award for his contributions to pediatric long-term care.
A graduate of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, he is also a member of the Board of Advisors and Faculty of National Paralegal College and is a Kellogg Executive Scholar. David has more than 20 years of human resources experience and holds master’s and post-master’s degrees in management and international employment law. He is a Certified Diversity Professional, Senior Certified HR Professional, Career Management Fellow, and a Certified Wellness Practitioner. He received the Tri-State Diversity Council’s “Most Engaged Leader” and “Company of the Year Award” in 2018.