Judy Thomas combines 27 years of financial management and personal development experience and uses their expertise to create a robust infrastructure to manage Groundswell’s financial and human resources efficiently and responsibly. Their unique skill set of right and left brain thinking helps them understand the plight of the nonprofit through the lens of innovation and creativity help to shape integrated solutions that support the organization’s value-based mission and vision. Thomas’ experience includes developing a set of best practices in managing corporate finance, accounting, operations and human resource departments. They moved to the nonprofit sector 18 years ago as the Controller at EARN and then as the Director of Finance and Administration at Taproot Foundation. Before their nonprofit career, they served as Controller of Knowledge Revolution and CDS Engineering. They have a B.A. in Art from the College of Notre Dame De Namur and they love that all life is interconnected, creative, and intuitive.