Thomas Krever, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas leads the organization to provide safe and supportive environments for young people to achieve their full potential, as well as advocacy and capacity building efforts for community partners and decision-makers. When he arrived at HMI in 2003, Thomas’ first task was to create the Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) – a blueprint that expanded the then “Harvey Milk School” program into a fully functioning, independent Department of Education transfer high school for at-risk youth.
Thomas led the expansion of HMI into HMI: New Jersey, as well as the establishment of HMI’s Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy and Capacity Building, which works to educate and inform decision and policy makers throughout the country and across the world with regard to issues confronting LGBTQ youth. He also pioneered “HMI Goes Citywide for LGBTQ Youth,” a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to reach LGBTQ youth in all five boroughs of New York City in their own communities.
Prior to joining HMI, Thomas served as Vice President of the Council for Unity, an national violence prevention program working with gang-involved youth.
Thomas has appeared and been quoted on a variety of media outlets including CNN, Dateline NBC, The Huffington Post and The New York Times.
He has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Human Services Council, New York City Police Commissioner’s LGBT Liaison Panel, and Governor Cuomo’s LGBT Memorial Commission among other positions. Thomas currently serves on the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee convened by Mayor Bill De Blasio, as well as the Board of the Human Services Council where he is the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Thomas, a Brooklyn native, holds a BFA in Dance from the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, an Executive Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Hofstra University.