Director of Development, Communications & External Affairs
Wendy Thompson joined Friend Family Health Center in May 2016 as the Director of Development, Communications & External Affairs. She has over 20 years of management experience in Community Engagement, Strategy, Operations and Finance. Prior to coming to Friend Family Health Center, Wendy served as Deputy Chief Officer of Family & Community Engagement at Chicago Public Schools, where she previously served as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer during her eight year tenure. She joined Chicago Public Schools after completing the Broad Residency in Urban Education. Prior to her transition to public service, Wendy spent over ten years in finance as an Assistant Vice President with Aon Corporation, and a Financial Analyst with Goldman Sachs.
Wendy holds a Master in Business Administration, as well as a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Chicago.
With over 20 years of experience, she has a keen ability to evaluate risks and opportunities as well as manage complex organizational systems. Wendy is a strategic leader with a proven record of achievement, and ability to foster key relationships.