Chase Thomas


Chase Thomas
Lake Villa, Illinois
Illinois Advocates for Children, Springfield, Illinois

Personal and Professional Information

  • Graduate Student at National Louis University
  • Instructional Coach and Behavior Specialist at ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education
  • Member of the American Society of Association Executives and Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Member of the National PTA Board
  • Member of the National PTA Resolutions Committee
  • Member of the Wisconsin PTA Youth Outreach Committee
  • Member of the Michigan PTA Diversity Committee

Previous service includes:

  • Member of the National PTA Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach Committee
  • Member of the National PTA Strategic Outreach Committee
  • Member of the Illinois PTA Board and respective Committees
  • Member of the Monroe Woodbury ISD Council of PTAs Board and respective Committees

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Candidate for the Lake County Board
  • Member of the Lake Villa Democratic Precinct Committee
  • Member of the Illinois Association of Parliamentarians Board and respective committees
  • Chair of the Illinois Association of Parliamentarians Youth Committee
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Member of the Lake County Regional School Board of Trustees

Previous service includes:

  • Member, Youth Leadership Council (Texans Standing Tall)
  • Member, Student Leadership Advisory Council (Texas House of Representatives District 67)

Honors and Awards

  • Honored by Texas State House Representative Jeff Leach to present to the SLAC on a special education bill that proposed the creation of a task force to enforce laws and fine schools who are not compliant with state and federal regulations (see TX HB1404 for the 2015 session)
  • Honored by the Frisco YMCA for outstanding character and leadership through the Youth and Government program in Texas

Chase Thomas

Candidate Narrative

Chase Thomas
Candidate for Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee

Mr. Chase A. Thomas, RBT, ABAT  is a graduate student a National Louis University, pursing a Master of Science in Human Services Management and is the full-time Instructional Coach Behavior Specialist for Bridges Academy of McHenry County, a division of ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education.

Previously, Chase served as an Instructional Aide in various classrooms at one of the sister locations of ChanceLight, Spectrum Center Lake County where he learned the basics of working in Special Education including Applied Behavior Analysis, Direct Instruction and Classroom Management.

Apart from his role at Bridges, Chase also is actively involved in the community, serving on the board and respective committee for various nonprofit organizations such as the Parent Teacher Association and Association of Parliamentarians and is an elected official in Lake County, serving as a Trustee on the Lake County Regional School Board of Trustees. In addition, he works part-time in the evenings and on weekends as a Senior Behavior Therapist at the Behavior and Special Education Services Group, Inc. In his role as a Behavior Therapist and Licensed Registered Behavior Technician, he works under the ongoing supervision to implement programs to help address the unique needs of the students BASES services on a daily basis.

As a passionate and driven individual with lived experience with having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chase comes to his career with years of experience and passion and hopes to use some of these skills once again in the Parent Teacher Association as a member of the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee where he can realign and refocus his efforts to recruit and develop the next generation of not only PTA leaders but also advocates that the field of education and this world desperately needs. Remember Chase during voting!