Thom has worked in health care management for the past 36 years and in health philanthropy for the past 33 years. Before joining the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, Thom worked in management and development for a number of academic medical centers and universities, including serving as administrator of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute in San Antonio, TX and the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center in Albuquerque, NM. He most recently was the Director of Philanthropy for McLane Children’s, part of Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas. He has served on numerous state and federal health policy task forces, served on the editorial board for the Journal of Healthcare Management, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He currently serves as chair of the Advisory Council for the Healthcare Philanthropy Journal and the strategic planning committee of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Thom holds a BUS in Biology from the University of New Mexico and an MBA with a concentration in Health Systems Management from the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. I am thrilled to be joining the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute and be able to focus my years of experience on the goal of making all childhood cancers survivable. So much of research and philanthropy does not end in tangible results but our new model and team efforts at cc-TDI will certainly make a very real difference for children now and into the future.