Frank E. Thompson, Senior Consultant

Frank has over three decades of experience in program administration and coordination in the nonprofit, public health and government sectors. Prior to joining Byrne Pelofsky, Frank served as Deputy Director and Interim Director of the City of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) Health Department where he managed an agency budget of over $27,000,000 and oversaw over $31,000,000 in annual “safety net” contracts with local hospitals, Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHC) and other medical care providers to provide medical services for uninsured/underinsured residents. As a Consultant at Byrne Pelofsky, Frank provides special expertise in the sectors of public health, local government and medical care to help address a variety of different client needs. 

During his 24 years with the KCMO Health Department, Frank supervised work on chronic diseases, HIV, violence prevention, community engagement and public health accreditation. He also spent eight years running the Ryan White HIV Care System under a federal grant awarded to the City of Kansas City, Missouri. This role required an understanding of clinical operations for both large medical systems and small community clinics.

Prior to joining the Health Department, Frank co-founded and led a charter school in Springfield, Massachusetts and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Education Reform Task Force. He also served as deputy director for a community-based alternative education program where he was instrumental in implementing programs to connect young men from Springfield’s urban core with post-secondary educational opportunities and for serving as teachers in the local school district. Frank started his public health career in Springfield, Massachusetts working for a community-based agency where he oversaw youth-focused, health and athletic programs.

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