Shad Thomas LCSW, CADC III
Shad has been descried as “not your typical social worker”. After serving 7 years in the US Army as an infantryman Shad started his career in clinical social work by attending the University of Southern California and receiving his Master of Social Work. For the last decade, Shad has worked in community behavioral health in rural communities providing mental health, substance abuse, and crisis treatment to adults, children and families. Shad is currently employed by Global Medical Response, the world’s largest private air and ground emergency medical service provider. In his current role as the Manager of Clinical Mental Health, Shad works developing programs, providing direct support and training to emergency responders throughout all 50 states. His personal experience with combat trauma and military humanitarian missions provides a foundation to support individuals and families who struggle with the stigma associated with mental health, substance use and the effects of working in a high demand, and sometimes traumatic career field.