Lenape Valley Foundation has announced that the Honorable Wendi Thomas of Richboro, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. As a former Pennsylvania State Representative for District 178 from 2018-2022, Ms. Thomas has devoted her career to serving as an advocate for mental health.
Among the many committees she has worked on throughout her political career, she notably served as co-chair of the Mental Health Caucus and was appointed to the Blue-Ribbon Commission on Mental Health and the Suicide Prevention Taskforce.
She was recognized as Legislative Champion by Mental Health America (MHA), which honors legislators from across the country for their commitment to mental healthcare reform. She has had a particular interest in highlighting services available for frontline workers suffering from pandemic-related mental health issues and promoting awareness of human trafficking.
Prior to becoming a state representative, Ms. Thomas spent her career working in health insurance and health advocacy. In addition, she has been an active volunteer leader in her local community. She was a member of the Council Rock School District Board from 2009-2018 and served in numerous positions including president, vice president, finance committee chair and academic standards chair.
Dedicating her time and efforts to advancing safety, academics, and resources for children has been a priority of hers.
“I am acutely aware of the shortage of providers in the mental health field for individuals of all ages and I hope to continue to play a role in making quality mental healthcare services available to all who are in need,” said Thomas. “I am excited to keep working within the community for causes that are important to me, and I look forward to serving as an advocate for Lenape Valley Foundation.”
For information regarding Lenape Valley Foundation and its services, visit www.lenapevf.org or call 215-345-5300.
PHOTO CAP: Wendi Thomas