Posted by Rick Taylor on Jan 07, 2019
Tom Thompson has over 35 years of management and leadership experience in the non-profit and public sector. A lifelong resident of Stark County, Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Akron.
Tom worked for over 30 years in the job and family services system, beginning as a caseworker in 1978 and culminating his career as the  Deputy Director of the Human Services Division of Stark County Job and Family Services. In that capacity, he  oversaw 200 staff with an annual budget of $17 million. In between, Tom supervised a Quality Assurance Department, worked with Ohio welfare reform initiatives, and developed the first Medicaid County Compliance Department at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Tom is in his 8th year as Executive Director at JRC, formerly called JR Coleman. He believes in the mission of JRC, which is “to enrich lives through educating children, engaging seniors, and strengthening community”. He enjoys working with the JRC Board of Directors, their wonderful staff, and a caring community to provide the best possible experience for children, seniors and families served by JRC. His vision is to see all children be afforded the opportunity of quality early education, and for all seniors to have the best possible quality of life as they age.
Tom is married and has a daughter, a step daughter and two grandchildren. He serves on the Meyers Lake Village Council, has coached Holly Hills girls softball, is in the Stark County Fumbleball Hall of Fame as an umpire, and frustrates his life by playing golf.