CFVC Board Chair Kathleen ThompsonKathleen Thompson, Chair of CFVC Board of Directors

1Source International, President

 

Tell us about yourself – what should our staff and supporters know about you?

I am thrilled to be able to lead the Board and work closely with CFVC’s staff and supporters.  I am passionate about empowering those around me, leadership, and making a local difference.  I am the President of 1Source International, a collaboration and virtual event company, and recently graduated with my MBA!  But more than that I am a mom to four adorable rescue pups, a wife to my best friend, and a passionate Philadelphia Phillies & Eagles fan!

You have been involved with CFVC in many capacities – intern, staff, board member and now chair – which of those has impacted you most?

Being a Case Manager/Advocate was some of the most rewarding work that I have ever done.  The position was challenging, exciting, empowering, and fulfilling.  Every day brought a new challenge to connect clients to resources, collaborate on case management plans, and dream big with the clients.  Many of those dreams, fueled by hard work and persistence from the client, did come true.  For example, one of my clients was provided a brand new smile from an award winning Atlanta dentist, another client maintained long-term employment, and another client moved into her own house!  Super rewarding!

What has made you remain committed to CFVC over such a long period?

CFVC’s empowering mission and values are inspirational. Personally, I have had family members and friends experience domestic violence and not know where to go for help.  CFVC is a place where help, hope, and healing is available.  I am committed to CFVC because of the incredible life changing work that is done every single day.

Why do you think people should get involved with CFVC?

We are all in this together and with education, advocacy, and additional resources we can have a community that is more aware of intimate partner violence, the resources available, and the ways to ensure safety.

Is there anything else you want to add?

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the Board and partner with [CFVC’s Executive Director] Meg [Rogers] on 2016 strategic initiatives.  A big THANK YOU to all CFVC staff that is changing lives every single day.  You are so important to this work and so appreciated!