The Better Futures Minnesota Board Welcomes new CEO Dr. Thomas Adams

Dear Friends of Better Futures Minnesota,

On behalf of the Better Futures Minnesota Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Adams has joined Better Futures as the new president and chief executive officer.  Thomas is the right person at the right time to continue building on our success.  The Board believes he is deeply committed to our mission.  He possesses the rare combination of stamina, resilience, and strategic thinking that is essential to take our enterprise to the next level in terms of performance and social impact.

Recently, Thomas served as the CEO of African American Family Services. He has held senior leadership roles with the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools, Summit Academy OIC, and Pillsbury Neighborhood Services.  Thomas earned a master’s degree in social work from Augsburg College and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University.  Thomas represents a new generation of leadership and we are excited to have him join the Better Futures community.  With your help, I am confident that Thomas will transform Better Futures from a successful pilot project to a sustainable and thriving social enterprise.

The Board thanks Steve Thomas, the founder and former president/chief executive officer, for the tremendous work that he has done for the organization.  In addition to his years of service to Better Futures, the Board is grateful for the vision he had to develop a succession plan to ensure a successful transition of leadership.  Steve will remain with Better Futures as the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Development.

Please join the Board in sharing our gratitude for Steve’s service and in welcoming Thomas to the Better Futures community.  Thank you for your ongoing support of this innovative social enterprise.  We look forward to working with you to continue building on our success.




Louis J. King
Better Futures Minnesota Board of Directors

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Better Futures Enterprises (formerly The NetWork for Better Futures) is bigger and more ambitious than a program. We are building a movement that supports personal transformation of high-risk men. We have developed a new model of success that provides four fundamentals–housing, jobs, health, and coaching–supported by meaningful relationships and a vibrant community.


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