MESSAGE FROM CEO THOMAS KREVER
It has been my honor to lead an organization that remains at the forefront of providing top-quality services to New York City’s LGBTQ youth—programs which have received national and international recognition and become models for other organizations to replicate. With the invaluable assistance of staff, board members, and volunteers, we were able to achieve together some remarkable accomplishments both large and small:
- Tripling the number of youth served annually, broadening the age range of those receiving our services, and expanding programs and hours of operations.
- Creating HMI’s Advocacy and Capacity Building Center which allows us to share our four decades of best practices across the country and around the world.
- Establishing HMI: New Jersey—the first member of our federated model.
Even after nearly two decades, I am still in awe of the capacity of our young people to live authentic lives when given a safe space to thrive and the unwavering love of caring adults who recognize their limitless potential.
As for my future, I will continue to pursue my lifelong passion to support others by providing coaching for both emerging and seasoned leaders as well as capacity building to organizations seeking to create safer, more supportive environments for clients, staff, volunteers, and the community at-large. As always, I will never stop striving to help others find their voice and working to ensure that they are heard by organizations and communities wise enough to listen.
Chief Executive Officer
MESSAGE FROM THE HMI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Hetrick Martin Institute (HMI), we wish to express profound gratitude to our CEO Thomas Krever, following his decision to transition out of his role at the end of June, 2020. Since 2003, Thomas has played a critical role in the development and success of HMI as the country’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth-serving organization. We are incredibly proud to have had the benefit of Thomas’ service and stewardship over the last 17 years, 13 of which have been as leader of HMI. During that time, Thomas has shepherded HMI through several pivotal moments in its development and growth, significantly expanding the effectiveness, reach, and range of services that HMI offers to LGBTQ+ youth in the tri-state area and beyond. Thomas has not only led HMI through exponential physical, fiscal, and programmatic growth, but has also become a well-known resource and thought leader far beyond the immediate realm in which HMI operates. Consulted at the national and international level, Thomas has helped establish models and best practices that other organizations, with far deeper resources and scale than HMI, have sought to learn from and replicate.
We cannot thank Thomas enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and motivation he has given HMI over the past 17 years. He will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, supporters, and partners alike. At the same time, we are heartened that Thomas will always be a part of the history and family of HMI.
We look forward to working closely with Thomas through the transition to the next chapter of leadership at HMI. The board is working to conduct a search for the next leader of HMI, who can build on the work that Thomas has done, as we continue the important work HMI does to provide services and support to the youth it serves.
Bradley Silver and Laura Levenstein
HMI Board of Directors