Spotlight: Introducing Dwell with Dignity’s New Executive Director

Olivia Thomas has joined Dwell with Dignity as its new Executive Director. Most recently, Olivia served as Vice President of Search Services at the CNM Connect (Center for Nonprofit Management). Before moving to Dallas in early 2015, she served as the CEO for a domestic violence and rape crisis center in Sarasota Florida for eight years. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Olivia worked as a financial executive in the insurance industry.

Olivia has a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from the Citadel. She has been an active volunteer and has served on many boards of directors at the local, state and national/international levels.  Olivia is most passionate about seeing women and girls being given every opportunity to reach their full potential in life. She had the privilege to witness DwD’s latest home design recipient see her new home for the first time on Christmas morning. Seeing the mission in action and the gratitude from this family cemented her commitment to this organization and her belief that this is where she is supposed to be! She looks forward to working with the amazing staff and board to continue and grow DwD’s impact in the Dallas and Atlanta communities, and beyond.

Olivia and her husband reside in Frisco. She is the proud mother of two grown daughters and two grandsons.