FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF CEO THOMAS KREVER
After Nearly 18 Years of Service, Krever Leaving to Pursue Other Opportunities
NEW YORK, March 9, 2020 – Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ+ youth service organization, announced today that Thomas Krever is resigning as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective June 30, 2020 to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Krever joined HMI in 2003, serving in a leadership role over the past 13 years—first as Executive Director and then CEO—the longest tenure of an executive leader in the organization’s history. His many accomplishments include tripling the number of youth served annually and broadening the age range of those receiving services; expanding program hours and operations; development of the HMI Advocacy and Capacity Building Center; and helping to establish HMI: New Jersey, the first member of HMI’s federated model.
The Board of Directors is working to conduct a search for HMI’s next leader, who can build on Thomas’ achievements, as HMI continues its important work providing services and support to LGBTQ young people. Mr. Krever will work closely with the Board and staff to ensure a smooth transition, and will continue to work with HMI beyond June as needed.
“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,” Mr. Krever remarked. “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.”
“We wish to express our profound gratitude to Thomas for his leadership role in the development and success of HMI. He 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,” commented Board Co-Chair Laura Levenstein. “He has made invaluable contributions in establishing models and best practices which are today sought out and replicated by organizations with far deeper resources and scale than HMI.”
Board Co-Chair Bradley Silver added, “We are incredibly proud to have had the benefit of Thomas’ service and stewardship over the last 17 years. We cannot thank him enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and motivation he has given HMI. Thomas will be greatly missed by the youth, staff, Board, supporters, and partners alike. At the same time, we are heartened that he will always be a part of the history and family of HMI.”
ABOUT HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE
Founded in 1979, Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit leader in LGBTQ youth service programming. Today, HMI serves more than 2,000 at-risk youth each year between the ages of 13 and 24 from more than 300 zip codes in New York and throughout the tri-state area, and an additional 8,000 young people through outreach efforts – as well as countless lives changed by our advocacy, training and capacity building work around the world. For more information, please visit www.hmi.org.