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babe-thomas-shannon05Shannon Babe-Thomas

Executive Director
Community Bridges, Inc.

Empowering women has always been Shannon Babe-Thomas’s life mission, and as the newly appointed executive director of Community Bridges, Inc., Babe-Thomas has already proven to do that.

The organization seeks to address the developmental needs of immigrant and minority girls living at or below the federal poverty level in Montgomery County. Like many nonprofits, however, budget constraints prevent the expansion of programs. But under Babe-Thomas’s leadership, Community Bridges has seen a difference.

“Through realignment of staff responsibilities under Shannon’s leadership, CB has expanded to additional schools without increasing our operating budget. More girls are being served at no additional cost through more efficient organization,” says Robert Salomon, board chair of Community Bridges.

It is this determination that sets Babe-Thomas apart. Prior to joining Community Bridges, she was responsible for a major policy change in Girl Scout Councils across the nation ensuring that girls with disabilities were included in the program.

“I always look for ways to collaborate and continue to pay it forward by connecting others for the benefit of our community,” she says.

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