AAIDD-LA VP of Training - Judy Thomas
Judy Thomas is the current Director of Staff Training and Organizational Development at Pinecrest Supports and Services Center. She joined the staff in August of 2014. She has served as an ad hoc Board member for the Louisiana chapter of AAIDD since 2016. She has been involved in the field of Developmentally Disabilities since childhood having family members diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and autism. She pursued her undergraduate degree in the field of Developmental Disabilities graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education from Kent State University in Ohio. From 1994 until 2003 she served primarily as a certified teacher in the field at elementary to high school levels. Her roles began to change through acquiring skills from the University of Michigan Dearborn and Eastern Michigan University. She served 4 years as a compliance monitor developing and administering corrective action plans and quality improvement measures for the school district. Prior to relocating to Louisiana she served on the transition team for students needing post-secondary services upon graduation from high school in addition to teaching. She continues her dedication in the field providing training and educating to direct care staff and professionals at Pinecrest.