Director of Patient Education
Jessica Thomas, LCSW, brings more than 17 years of experience as a clinical social worker specializing in helping patients and caregivers within the areas of neurology, oncology and chronic illness. Jessica has held management and leadership roles in non-profit and for-profit settings. She has experience in different capacities ranging from program development and management, patient education, and professional outreach to marketing and community engagement. She has participated in healthcare advocacy initiatives at the grassroots, state and federal levels.
Most of her professional experience is as a mental health provider in the chronic illness field. Jessica’s professional passion has been to empower patients and their caregivers to explore, find and embrace their definition of “what matters most” while living with a chronic, progressive or terminal illness. She cares greatly about community, patient-centered care, research, patient experience and outcomes. Jessica has over a decade of experience creating and facilitating patient education programs for the chronic disease community.
Jessica obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.