Kim ThomasKim has been a vital part of the Vela organization for over ten years. As Fund Development Officer Kim is relied upon to find sustainable funding partners and opportunities and reaches out to members and donors to encourage their ongoing support for the important work that Vela does. In addition to these responsibilities, serving as Office Manager, Kim also provides the important administrative and communication link between families, staff and support services. Kim is passionate about her work with Vela and believes strongly in the values, objectives and long-term vision of the organization. Kim's diverse set of personal and management skills combined with her compassion and integrity complement those of the Vela team.

Kim lives in the Lower Mainland with her husband and has a young daughter pursuing an Arts degree and eventually law at UBC. Outside work Kim promotes healthy lifestyle choices and fitness and maintains her strength and motivation through her valued relationships with family, friends and colleagues.