Dr. Shanéa Thomas, LICSW(He/She/Dr.) is a seasoned scholar-practitioner with more than 15 years of professional social work experience in the Washington DC metro area.  His main commitment is training and strategizing with social workers, educators, and service providers around building safer therapeutic and educational spaces for all people.  This is especially for those working in communities who are underserved and under resourced, and those identifying as Black, Indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQI+ folks.  Dr. Thomas has facilitated over 60 workshops centering DEI needs, grief and loss, mental health, sex and gender, and LGBTQI+ populations.  When creating organizational change through strategic planning, Dr. Thomas’ work unapologetically centers marginalized voices with community organizations and healthcare institutions to help shift power, privilege, and organizational accountability.  Dr. Thomas has been a Senior Lecturer within the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work for the last 10 years, and starting June 2022, will be University of Maryland School of Public Health’s LGBTQ+ Training Specialist and Assistant Research Professor.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Shanéa Thomas has employment relationships with Wendt Center for Loss and Healing, WhitworthKee Consulting, the New York State Department, and the University of Southern California. Dr. Thomas receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Dr. Thomas has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Shanéa Thomas has no relevant non-financial relationships.