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Lysania Thomas

Director of Community Engagement

Lysania Thomas has dedicated over two decades to cultivating equity-centered outcomes for marginalized and underserved groups. Joining Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) in Spring 2023, Lysania’s passion for community engagement combined with her deep understanding of the arts, social justice, and human connection has made her an asset to BBBS leadership.  

Lysania’s work extends to mentoring Emmy winners, Grammy nominees, incarcerated youth, and poet laureates. She proudly thrives in her own intersectionality as a Black, queer advocate and artist. Through all these experiences and identities there has been a resounding sense of gratitude, privilege, and Black girl magic.   

“I am my Ancestors’ dream deferred and I have never taken that responsibility lightly.”