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Rudene Thomas | Special Needs Assistance Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Current Position and Past Experience
Since 2006, Rudene Thomas has been the Special Needs Assistance Program Specialist with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Ms. Thomas earned her BS in 2006 from DeVry University. In 2009 she earned her MBA and MPA from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University. She expects to complete her PhD in Philosophy in 2013 at Walden University.

Ms. Thomas was named an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration. She won the Federally Employed Women (FEW) Leadership Award for outstanding support and tireless efforts in following FEW’s philosophy of Each One Teach One. She also earned the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Quality of Work Life Award.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Ms. Thomas has served and participated in several leadership roles within and outside of the federal government community. Through the Federally Employed Women (FEW), where she is a lifetime member, Ms. Thomas has served as an Advisor to the Foundation for Education and Training, Interim Regional Manager, Regional Representative, Regional Training Program Chair, Policy and Procedures Chair, Past President of NIH Bethesda Chapter, and Bethesda Chapter Recording Officer. She also sat on the Strategic Planning Membership Committee.

In 2004, Ms. Thomas served as the Committee Co-Chair with the Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency Forum. She was an Evaluation Committee Member for the Montgomery County Women's Legislative Briefing and, in 2002 and 2002, served as the Chairperson for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Women's History Month Observance Committee.

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