Thomas A. Ahern is the Senior Vice President of Business Development and an adoptee in reunion. He has been working in clinical, leadership and youth advocacy roles for over 30 years. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Boston University, a Master’s Degree in Education, Sixth Year Professional Diploma in School Psychology and an Educational Leadership Certificate all from the University of Connecticut. Thomas began his career as a School Psychologist and has been a dedicated advocate for improvements in the treatment and understanding of developmental trauma impacted by adoption for decades. Mr. Ahern founded several partial hospital programs, a youth service bureau, and multiple public-private behavioral health innovations. An enthusiastic presenter/teacher, he has provided training at the local, state and national levels on subjects ranging from the American family to adoption and business development. Thomas serves as the President of the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh), on the board of the American Adoption Congress (AAC) and serves as an advisory board member for Classes4Classes. A competitive tri-athlete and fly fisherman he resides in Arizona with his wife Belinda their therapy dog Nando.