Emma Marie Thomas, DDS, is a cross-functional Senior Public Health Professional with over thirty years of experience transforming health care and advancing evidence-based practices at the clinical, academic and federal levels. She has an established history of improving outcomes for vulnerable populations with complex health and social needs by advocating for health equity, integrated whole-person care, and collaborative partnerships. Dr. Thomas is a motivational, hands-on leader and compassionate relationship builder with persuasive communication and creative/agile problem-solving skills. She is a former USPHS Commissioned Dental Officer and Senior Executive Service member. She has experience as an Expert Peer Review Consultant for programs related to the following: DHHS/CDC/HRSA/OASH/SAMHSA.