Celia Thomas

Title
Chief Operating Officer
Company
Alternatives For Girls
Email
cthomas@alternativesforgirls.org
Cell-Work Phone
313 - 775-2575

Professional Information

Region
Southeast Michigan
Occupation
Nonprofit
Industry
Nonprofit
Expertise
Child Welfare, CHildren Youth and Families, Social/Human Services, Education

Executive Profile

Memberships, Board Positions, etc.
Board Chair -Plymouth Educational Center, Public Charter School Board Chair -Continuum of Care (CoC) addressing homelessness in the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park
Something you should know
Celia is passionate about issues impacting children and youth.
Her Personal Side
Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Celia is a happily married empty-nester with four children who are between 26 and 20 years old. While the young adults have flown, the family enjoys spending time together, traveling, and engaging with their church and the community through volunteerism. Celia serves on her church's Board of Deacons, and its Caribbean Mission Ministry.
Most people don't know
The Thomas family was featured extensively in a Sesame Street Initiatives special, “Families Stand Together, Feeling Secure in Tough Economic Times,” in September 2009 (www.sesameworkshop.org/toughtimes).
Words of Wisdom
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou