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McKesson Senior Executive Jesse Cortez is Appointed to S2P's Advisory Board

Updated: Dec 8, 2023



John Norris


Top Infectious Disease Risk Manager Safely2Prosperity LLC Announces that McKesson Senior Executive Jesse Cortez is Appointed to S2P's Advisory Board

June 6, 2023 – (BOSTON)

(S2P) Founder and Executive Chairman Dr. John Norris, JD, MBA, and CEO Dr. Haden Land are pleased to announce the appointment of McKesson Senior Executive Jesse Cortez to its Advisory Board as a Full Member. And as a Member of S2P's Advisory Board Customer Relations Committee Chaired by CEO Haden Land.

Jesse Cortez is a senior executive, an entrepreneur, and a business leader in human relations in the technology, complex IT solutions, and risk management and resilience arenas, among other areas. And he is an advocate of strong and diverse executive leadership and national security and defense. He joined S2P's Advisory Board as a Full Member, effective April 1, 2023. And he has been appointed to a three-year term.

Jesse's substantive areas of expertise cover a broad spectrum of the organizational needs of government and businesses that address complex IT solutions, computer science, risk management, healthcare, national defense, and related industries—and beyond.

His passion is discovering, creating, implementing, and applying healthcare-related executive recruiting and management solutions for enabling national security creative solutions to complex IT problems.

Jesse states that he "truly welcomes the opportunity to join an organization that helps in preparing nations, government agencies, companies, universities, and hospitals to enable themselves to prevent or mitigate deaths and other harms from the biological effects of infectious diseases and of other workplace diseases, whether caused by nature, human errors, terrorist attacks, or acts of war."

Additional details:

Jesse Cortez is a very experienced executive passionate about enabling organizational success by optimizing employees’ talents. He has been dedicated to talent and diversity, fostering an inclusive environment for people and companies to succeed. He has extensive corporate experience in leadership talent acquisition, large-scale diversity initiatives, and working with non-profit and for-profit organizations.


  • Currently serves as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at McKesson. Ranked 8th on the FORTUNE 500, McKesson is a global diversified healthcare services company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better.

  • Previously served as:

  • Global Inclusion leader for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In his role, he was responsible for the company’s efforts to accelerate inclusion in the workplace.

  • Deputy’ Chief Diversity Officer for HP, charged with all aspects of I&D, including talent acquisition, management, and retention.

  • A key employee with Accenture and at Merritt, Hawkins & Associates.

  • Has significant expertise in providing a global perspective, governance, and thought leadership while leveraging a data-driven approach to diagnosing/prescribing innovative solutions.

  • Serves on the Board of Directors for the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) and the HITEC Foundation.

  • Previously served on the Advisory Board for Disability: IN (formerly the US Business Leadership Network) and Prospanica (formerly the National Society of Hispanic MBAs).

  • Was recognized as HITEC member of the year and HITEC 100 multiple times, including a Hall of Fame induction.

  • Received a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BBA) and a master’s degree in strategy from the University of North Texas. He is also pursuing a graduate corporate sustainability and innovation certificate from Harvard University.

In sum, Jesse is a visionary leader with strong roots in recruiting and developing, as well as retaining, top and diverse executives for technology and healthcare-related needs, such as the critical need for leadership in identifying and solving problems in the healthcare-related national defense and national security arenas, both in the US and worldwide.

He has successfully performed in senior executive positions, is a proven leader, and possesses an exceptional blend of professional experiences and expertise within health, wellness, healthcare, technology, and management, including national defense and national security, all while leading his field of executive recruitment, inclusion, development, and retention nationally and internationally.

About Safely2Prosperity LLC

Safely2Prosperity LLC is a leading company based in the US (Boston). It provides innovative solutions to countries, government agencies, companies, and other organizations, such as hospitals and schools/universities, for next-generation infectious disease spread and other workplace disease risk management. Its life-saving cloud-based SaaS tools provide preparedness, oversight, prevention, mitigation, control, and permanent record-keeping functions. S2P helps companies to stay highly productive and to defend (and avoid liability for) legal or regulatory actions against them. At the same time, S2P helps companies to prevent harm to workers and their families. The Founder and Executive Chairman, Dr. John Norris, is a world-renowned thought leader in health and medical risk management, a former Principal Deputy Commissioner and COO of the US FDA, and a former Harvard faculty member. Safety2Prosperity’s CEO and CTO is former Lockheed Martin senior executive Dr. Haden Land. S2P has created a set of IT-based “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) platforms that enable enterprises to manage their COVID and other infectious disease transmission prevention and mitigation Safety Programs and soon safety programs for other workplace diseases such as certain cancers, and heart, lung, and kidney diseases. The S2P IT Dashboards include trends, alarms, alerts, and predictive analytics. As well as contact tracing, isolation control, and quarantine management. In addition, S2P’s Continual Community Portal offers a hub designed to provide continuously updated resources and a platform for community engagement. It is widely expected that by the end of this decade, workplace Infectious Disease (and other diseases) Safety Programs will be as ubiquitous worldwide as workplace Fire Safety Programs are today.

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