Vanetta Thomas

Community Impact Strategist

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Originally from the Midwest, Vanetta’s passion for service began while volunteering with her mother at a local community center. That passion has led to service-oriented careers from an AmeriCorps member to Independent Consulting and everything in between.

Vanetta possesses expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods of which she has used to aid in organizational, city, and county-wide strategic planning processes; conduct evaluations of community health, policy change, and positive youth development programming; provide trainings on consumer-centered evaluation and foundations of participatory action research; and support nonprofit development efforts. She recently served as Development Manager for Community Works West and a Capacity Building Consultant for the San Francisco Public Health Department. Vanetta holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University and a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University.

Outside of work, Vanetta serves as Co-Director of the children’s ministry and small group leader at her church, loves being outside (bonus points if it’s near the ocean), reads, works on her bench press PR, and testing new recipes she finds on Pinterest and TikTok.