10 Questions

Damika Arnold

Nazareth welcomed its inaugural senior people officer in October 2022. She previously spent 19 years at the Xerox Corporation and hopes to use her seasoned perspective and strategic vision to help propel the campus to new heights in the areas of process improvement, people support, and talent development.


When are you most inspired?

I'm inspired by the opportunity to help people and transform how we work. My clearest thoughts come to me early in the morning. I find this to be my most productive, introspective time. It brings clarity to my intentions and work.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

“Make your mental and physical health a priority.”


What is your favorite meal?

Eggplant Parmesan


What books are currently on your nightstand?

The Bible and various spiritual publications.


Who are your role models?

My mother and father.


How do you start your day?

I love listening to various genres of music on my drive to work.


How would you define yourself in three words?

Transparent, purposeful, and people-focused


Where was the best vacation you’ve ever taken?

Disney World


What is the best thing about your job?

Nazareth’s people!


What’s something you notice about someone when you first meet them?

Their smile.