Email Thomas Thomas came to lead Northwest Harvest in the summer of 2017. He has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership focused on fighting poverty, hunger, and other forms of injustice across the globe. In the 1990s, Thomas developed social enterprises in San Francisco to address joblessness and poverty amongst youth. After working in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, he served as Vice President of Program, Partnerships and Learning at CARE. He was responsible for designing, implementing and resourcing a broad range of anti-poverty programs across 95 countries. Thomas hails achievements through innovation, disruption, collaboration, and persistance. He joins the agency at a pivotal time, focusing on: expanding policy and advocacy outcomes; developing partnerships across a network of human service providers; distributing nutritious food throughout Washington; and leading a movement aimed at cutting the state’s hunger rates in half in the next decade.