Nicole Thomas, MBA, CDP

Nicole Thomas, MBA, CDP

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Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Justice

Nicole is an enthusiastic strategist, trainer, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the higher education, financial services, small business and workforce development sectors. A certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) professional and Philadelphia native, she specializes in community-academic partnerships, strategic planning, organizational development, and high-impact communications.

Nicole currently serves as Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Justice and she is cofounder and Co-Director of the Penn Community Scholars Program and the REACH Initiative (Research and Equity in Academic-Community Partnerships for Health) both at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2011, Nicole founded and led a Philadelphia-based consulting company which offers training, communications, organizational development, and community-engagement strategies and tools to academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. Nicole holds a master’s degree in business administration from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kutztown University and she is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania.

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