Development Associate – i.c.stars
Thom has dedicated his career to serving others, working both in direct-service & administrative roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations. He believes the best nonprofits do more than provide aid: they form partnerships with clients that lead to transformation. He is excited to work as Development Associate with i.c.stars, and to support the process of transformation its programming creates for residents, interns, and sponsors.
He holds a BA in Psychology and English and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan. He has worked in Development for an environmental advocacy organization, a Catholic organization that provides holistic residential care for adults and children with disabilities in a handful of countries, and at an upstart organization supporting women who have been affected by trafficking in the Boston area. As a volunteer, he has led dialogue groups of college students and taught a Psychology course to young men in a correctional facility. Through all of these experiences, he has seen how innovative solutions for existing problems are often the most effective. He hopes to apply these experiences and more to his work at i.c.stars.