Alice G. Thompson

Since 1994, Alice G. Thompson has served as the CEO of Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI), whose mission is “To strengthen and enhance the lives of children, youth, and families through partnerships that support safe, nurturing, vibrant homes, schools and communities.”

Alice received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and her Master’s Degree in Social Work Administration at Wayne State University (WSU). She later served for 10 years as Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work. She presently serves as Chair of the WSU School of Social Work Board of Visitors.

Alice is a graduate of Leadership Detroit Class of XXV. In 2013, she completed the Harvard Business School Strategic Perspective in Nonprofit Management. Alice’s professional skills include: Creating and sustaining collaboration; Certified Restorative Practices Trainer by the International Institute for Restorative Practices; Program Design, Planning, Development, & Consultation; Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance; Grantsmanship; Family Preservation Consultant; and Speaker and Trainer on Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, and Over-Representation.