Erika Thomas

Erika Tole Thomas

Executive IT Advisor

Erika leverages nearly two decades of executive technology experience to support her clients in the healthcare, nonprofit and human services industries. At Hartman, she works alongside executives to solve complex problems by leading organizations through business process design, improvement, and user adoption, all with a focus on business strategy and IT alignment. Her work includes creating strategic technology plans, acting as an operational leader, and positively contributing to key technology-based initiatives.

Erika is an experienced, two-time CIO. At Heartland Alliance, a Chicago-based human rights organization, she managed initiatives that led to significant updates and modernizations in IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, data analytics, and compliance. At Luther Manor, a senior living and retirement community, she sourced, selected, and integrated best practice technology that streamlined internal operations and maximized technology benefits. She spearheaded the IT Steering Committee, which was tasked to prioritize IT projects and cultivate vendor relationships. Erika was also the designated HIPAA Security Officer, responsible for disaster recovery planning, risk mitigation strategies, and threat management plans.

Erika is happiest when she’s spending time with family, traveling, and hosting get togethers. She is passionate about interior design and enjoys stretching her brain with mathematical crossword puzzles.

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