Jess Thompson

Chief of People Development

Jess’s All Hands and Hearts journey began way back in 2009 as a volunteer. After a couple of years volunteering and working on programs in Indonesia, Haiti, Japan and the Philippines, she settled into life in the midwest. Soon after, she began work building the brand new Volunteer Coordination Department and later went on to head the International Recovery Operations.

Traveling back and forth to Nepal with a baby turned out to be quite the adventure so she transitioned over to U.S. Recovery Operations and spent a very busy couple of years supporting teams across the south of the U.S and the Caribbean. She now oversees the People Development Department and is tasked with helping our staff in every stage of their time with us – including initial recruitment, professional development opportunities, and wellness initiatives.

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