Gary joined Tides in 1999 after he served for nearly ten years as a consultant and the Executive Director of the Fund of the Four Directions in New York. The Fund was a leading grant making institution in the areas of indigenous peoples’ organizing, women’s empowerment and environmental sustainability. Gary has spent his entire career working in the nonprofit arena including tenure at the Houston Area Women’s Center Rape Crisis Center and Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City. He currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and is a trustee with two private family foundations, as well as a trustee for Artists For A New South Africa. A former Peace Corps Volunteer (stationed in the Fiji Islands), Gary studied creative writing at Southern Illinois University and nonprofit management at the New School in New York City.
Judith Hill has been a Senior Financial and Administrative Executive in non-profit and/or educational institutions for over 20 years. She has served in the Chief Financial role at the San Francisco Art Institute, Heald College, Sequoia Institute and CTB, a division of McGraw-Hill. Judith began her career in public accounting with Touche Ross, has an MBA with MIS emphasis from Regis College and is a Colorado licensed CPA. She is a member of the California Society of CPA’s, has served on the Board of Enterprise for High School Students and the ACCSC Finance Review Committee.
Nathaniel “Toby” Thompkins brings to Tides over 20 years’ of experience working across nonprofit, for profit, and international development sectors as an executive coach, organizational development consultant, journalist and best-selling author. Prior to joining Twenty-First Century Foundation powered by Tides, Toby served as founding principal of a global professional services firm that offered executive search, leadership coaching, organizational development, strategy, branding and communications services to socially conscious for-profits, nonprofits, foundations, governments and leaders. After returning from working and living in Ghana, where he led a public/private partnership to reverse the negative impact of surface gold-mining on indigenous tribal communities, he reframed his consulting practice to work exclusively with social and racial justice leaders and organizations in the United States and abroad. Toby is an innovative, collaborative and results-oriented leader who possesses an extensive background in leading large-scale organizational change initiatives that refocus and revitalize the people, culture, policies and systems of an organization or community against a compelling shared vision. Toby has a B.A. in psychology and political science from the University of Delaware, and a Masters in Public Administration from University of Hartford.