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Our strength in serving individual children and families comes from committed Thompson Team members who unfailingly blend veteran experience with a fresh outlook every day. Their dedication is what truly distinguishes Thompson.


Mary Jo Powers

President/Chief Executive Officer, Mary Jo Powers leads program and fiscal oversight, staff coaching, and donor development. Ms. Powers received a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Appalachian State University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has 25+ years of experience in supervision and administration of child welfare and mental health programming.  She is an active member NC BenchMarks.  Ms. Powers joined Thompson in 1997.


Steve Brace Chief Financial Officer, Steve Brace, ensures fiscal structure, stability and oversight and supervises all Accounting functions. He received his CPA license in 1996. After 12 years in finance at Bank of America, Mr. Brace joined Thompson in 1999.

Shannon Hinson Chief Development Officer, Shannon Hinson, oversees donor and business development, communications and volunteer services. She has 18 years of sales, marketing and fundraising experience. Ms. Hinson serves as President for the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and joined Thompson in 2003.

Cathy Cloud
Chief Human Resources Officer, Cathy Cloud SPHR, oversees staffing, benefits, and employee services. She has maintained the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources since 2001. She also serves in an ongoing visiting teaching capacity at Carolina School of Broadcasting and Gaston College. After nearly 20 years in the broadcast industry, Ms. Cloud joined Thompson in 2005.

Denise Greene Chief Compliance Officer, Denise Greene, has over 26+ years experience working in the non-profit sector on behalf of children and families through direct care services and management. She has been at Thompson for 12 years. Denise is responsible for oversight of the Quality Assurance Department which focuses primarily on licensing, endorsements, Medicaid enrollments, credentialing, accreditation, medical records, admissions, audits and compliance monitoring, client rights, and consumer/stakeholder satisfaction and outcomes.

Allison Todd Chief Program Officer: Clinical Services, Allison Todd, MSW, LCSW, has primary responsibility and supervision of Thompson Clinical Treatment programs. Allison has a Bachelor of Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina in April 2004, and has 18+ years of mental health experience working with children and families.

Rosa Underwood Chief Program Officer: Prevention Services, Rosa Underwood, oversees the operation of all prevention programs including Thompson Child Development Center, Early Childhood Outreach, and Family Support Services. She coordinates development of programs and initiatives for families with young children. She holds a Master’s in Education from Cambridge College in Boston and has 20+ years experience in early childhood administration. Prior to joining Thompson, Ms. Underwood was a community investment manager for the United Way of Central Carolinas, Director of Early Childhood Services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and also served as chair of the Child Welfare League of America’s National Advisory Group to accredit early childhood programs.

Danny Whitley Senior Vice President Facilities, Danny Whitley, has expanded oversight and meeting of licensing regulations for four campuses with the responsibility of Supervision for Thompson’s Maintenance, Foodservice and Information Technology Departments. Mr. Whitley received a Bachelor’s in Parks and Recreation Administration from Wingate College. He has 24+ years experience at Thompson as Director of Recreation Therapy, Director of Campus Life, Director of Residential Services, Director of Facility Services and Vice President of Facility Services.

 

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