Genevieve D. Thomas, RN, MSN
President | Founder
With more than 30 years of experience leading patient-centric businesses and building healthcare utilization departments, Awakened Alternatives Enterprises, Inc. (AAE) President and Founder is passionate about patient-focused strategies to encourage proactive and self-sufficient care. She applied that leadership philosophy to guide AAE from a small operation with less than 10 employees to a multi-million dollar organization employing hundreds of licensed professionals and paraprofessionals. Thomas continues to lead the company in finding innovate ways to serve AAE's individual clients and contracts with public and private delivery systems.
Prior to founding AAE in August 1992, Thomas served as Chief Operating Officer for Specialty Care Development Corporation. She spearheaded the development and implementation of a comprehensive Utilization Review and Case Management department for the organization. Since beginning her career in Utilization in 1985, Thomas has held several clinical, management and administrative positions in both the public and private sector.
Thomas has served on the board of the Alliance of Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs (ABLE)  since 2006. She also serves as Director-at-Large on the Board of the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council (IHHC) . In addition, she is a member of the National Association of Health Service Executives. Amongst her many speaking engagements, Thomas was named a keynote speaker for Crains 9th Annual Small Business Forum in March 2012.
The Chicago native earned her bachelor's degree and master's degree in Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing with a specialization in Administration from Hampton University. Thomas resides with her husband in the Chicago suburbs.

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