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Farewell to Tressa Thomas, after 7 years with JDRF

April 11, 2012

Tressa Thomas

With great sadness, we announce that after 7-plus years of service to JDRF, Tressa Thomas, Outreach & Communications Director for the Greater Dallas Chapter, has decided to bid farewell to JDRF to focus on personal projects.

Tressa has been a tremendous leader building an extraordinary Outreach platform to reach newly diagnosed families in Dallas and outlying areas including Temple, Waco and Tyler. Her Outreach achievements also include an online support resource guide available on our website, outreach support for Spanish speakers, and providing outstanding support by phone and email always making each family a number one priority.

In addition to her magnificent leadership to the Walk to Cure Diabetes as the Family Teams and Collin County Walk Director, Tressa has worked across the board with each staff member and their events to coordinate involvement with our Youth Ambassadors. Over the past few years she developed an initiative to reach our friends and families through social media and played a crucial role as Staff Liaison to the ever-developing local STRIKEoutDiabetes event presented by the Barnes Family and Friends.

Tressa is an innovative leader with a caring heart who is a joy to be around. Although the Dallas Chapter staff and many JDRF friends and families are sad to see her go, we are excited for her to embark on a new adventure!

Moving forward, Tressa Thomas will be focusing on her photography business, Tressavent Photography, as a lifestyle and philanthropic portrait photographer serving Dallas, TX and surrounding areas. You can read more about Tressa and check out her galleries on her website.

In honor of her 7+ years with JDRF, she would love to offer all of our JDRF families and supporters the below Book to Give Offer that will benefit JDRF and diabetes research. You can also stay connected with her through Facebook, Twitter and subscribe to her Blog Updates.

Book to Give Special Offer Benefiting JDRF

Book a session to receive $50 off and JDRF will receive a $50 donation in your honor. *Session must take place before August 31, 2012.

For session details and pricing, please click here.

If you are interested in booking a session, please send Tressa a note.

Tressa Thomas’ email at JDRF will no longer be accessible, if you would like to contact her, please use one of the above options (Website, Facebook, Twitter) to be sure she receives it as she would love to hear from you!


To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Tanya Conovaloff permalink
    April 11, 2012 3:23 pm

    Good-bye and best of luck Tressa! You’ve done a great job for the JDRF, and ALWAYS with a smile. : )

  2. g.lhouston6@bigpond.com permalink
    April 13, 2012 8:50 pm

    Tressa, The Houston Family (aka Tom’s T Cats) is going to miss you.
    All the very best going forward with your new venture.
    You have made JDRF so special Tressa, it was always your face we connect JDRF to.
    Our time in Dallas was very special and whenever we thought of JDRF it was always “Tressa”.
    So all the way from Australia we wish you all the very best.
    Lots of hugs and love from
    Graeme, Lorraine, Georgia and Tom Houston

  3. April 14, 2012 8:05 pm

    Thank you for all that you have done for the chapter over the years. We’ll all miss your smiling face! Best wishes for your new adventure!

  4. Esteria permalink
    April 16, 2012 11:28 am

    I will miss you so much Tressa! But we may need your services, so please keep in touch….Esteria 469.263.9479

  5. April 27, 2012 2:08 pm

    Tressa, it won’t be the same without you at JDRF. I wish for you all the best in your future endeavors!!

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