Director of Foundation Center Midwest
Teleange′ Thomas was named director of Foundation Center Midwest, January 2016. She provides leadership for deepening the organization’s impact in thirteen Midwestern states, while enhancing the organization’s value proposition to the Cleveland community.
Ms. Thomas has 14-plus years of professional experience in the fields of healthcare, public health, human services, and philanthropy. Prior to joining Foundation Center, she served for seven years as a program director with the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, overseeing strategies to reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations through strategic grantmaking, systems and policy change.
Thomas earned a bachelor’s of business management and entrepreneurial studies from Case Western Reserve University. She is a board of directors for Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Green City Growers, and the Conservancy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park; a fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and is published in professional and academic journals.