President/CEO Will Jones, MS joined Thompson in March 2017 and is charged to set the vision, champion the culture, and engage the community.
Prior to Thompson, Will has been an advocate for and worked with vulnerable children, families, and communities for the past 26 years in over 10 states to improve life outcomes and provide all with the opportunity to be successful, despite barriers they are facing. Will earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.
When asked about his ‘why’ – Will shares, “I experienced adverse childhood experiences due the divorce of my parents at the age of 8 and was blessed to have natural supports including a strong single father, family, and a community that cared for and challenged me to overcome. Because of that I am called to do the same for others that have experienced similar or even worse trauma.”