Kimberly Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly Thomas is Drug Policy Alliance’s Chief Operating Officer. She leads the organization’s business and operational functions, which include finance, human resources, IT, and workplace management. Kimberly is also a member of the senior leadership team and manages the strategic planning process.

Kimberly joined the organization with over 20 years of human resources, finance, and business experience. Prior to DPA, she spent five years at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law in a variety of capacities, most recently as the vice president of administration, where she headed the human resources, CRM, and office management teams and oversaw yearly planning.

She previously worked in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur. Kimberly was the human resources business partner at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and owned a children’s consignment franchise. She also held human resource director roles at Dun & Bradstreet and PepsiCo and was vice president and business manager on the foreign exchange trading desk at Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank).

Kimberly earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in management from Rutgers University.