Thompson Stephens has been promoted to Assistant Director of Residential Services. Thompson joined LifeLinks in 1995 as a Direct Care staff member for Pawtucket Street. He soon advanced to Group Home Manager serving at Bedford Avenue, Columbia Road and 1904 Middlesex Street until his recent promotion. Thompson believes that personal growth, hard work and upholding the mission of LifeLInks have led him to this success and new challenge. Furthermore. he realizes that his efforts have not been overlooked, and continually reinforces that employees of LifeLinks are likely to be promoted if they’re prepared and provide exemplary service. He states, “My promotion emboldens me to do more and reaffirms my ongoing commitment to LifeLinks.” Thompson loves what he does because he is a people oriented person, and this role puts him in direct contact with a diverse group of clientele, families and employees from all over the world. Thompson added, “Working directly with the individuals we passionately support at LifeLinks gives me the opportunity to see an individual slowly transform right before my eyes. Words cannot express the fulfillment I feel being a part of that success, no matter how small.” Thomas started his academic career in Liberia and later completed it in Ghana as a Refrigerator and Air Condition Technician. When he migrated to the U.S., Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Human Services and minor in Management from University of Phoenix. He also holds a Certificate in Human Services from Middlesex Community College. Finally, Thompson’s passion for supporting the community shines through serving as the Vice President of the Liberia Association in the Merrimack Valley under two administrations and as acting Choir Director at his church. He resides in Lowell.