PIC Welcomes Its New Executive Director!

 
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On January 8th I stepped into the Executive Director role for the Pregnancy Information Center (PIC).  I am excited to join such dedicated staff and an important community resource that has served the Aurora area since 1985.

PIC’s holistic approach to protecting the life of the unborn, which includes educating and readying parents to raise their baby, is what drew me to the organization.  As an advocate for life-affirming choices, I look forward to building upon the good work in progress and expanding PIC’s vision and impact.

In the coming weeks and months, I look forward to meeting you personally and sharing information about PIC’s goals and initiatives for 2018.  Guided by the vision that ALL people make life-affirming choices, I seek to expand community outreach and awareness, engage more partners and grow our volunteer team.  PIC has recently experienced a period of challenge and transition that I know requires some rebuilding.  The good news is that we are moving forward ever faithful and optimistic about what’s ahead.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and the clients in our care, thank you for your support.  I ask for your continued prayers and partnership and look forward to working with you.

Sincerely, 

Angie Thomas


A BIT ABOUT ME:

Over the past 20 years, I have developed a breadth of experience and skills that have prepared me for my role with PIC.  I have had an untraditional career path in the business and nonprofit sectors, dedicated to educating and empowering others through resource sharing and timely, relevant communication. 

   I began my career, in Washington D.C., as a policy analyst and government affairs specialist.   I’ve worked as a management consultant, assisting private sector and government leaders develop communication solutions in support of human capital management, strategic change initiatives, and technology implementations. In 2011, following a transition into the nonprofit sector, I started Clay Thomas Consulting to assist mission-based organizations increase community awareness, expand programs and services, and grow the bottom line. 

   Issue advocacy and volunteer service have also been part of my call.  In 2016, I took my community involvement to the next level by running for public office.  I currently serve on the Kane County Board, representing District 4, which includes a portion of Aurora’s far west side.

   A native of Silver Spring, MD, I attended the University of Miami where I earned a B.S. in Communications and I completed my MBA at The American University. My husband and I reside in Aurora, where he was born and raised, and we are active members of St. John AME Church.