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Thomas McGhee II

Thomas McGhee II

Thomas McGhee II

Technical Assistance Specialist


Social Work,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Area(s) of Work

Biographical Statement 

Thomas McGhee, MSW, is a technical assistance specialist with the Early Childhood TA (ECTA) Center within the Trohanis Technical Assistance Projects. Thomas has more than 27 years of experience with organizations that serve children and families in need. He has experience in a variety of settings providing direct services, developing employees, managing programs, leading agencies, and evaluating programs. Thomas has worked within for-profit, non-profit, local, and state government organizations. Thomas brings years of experience in helping to identify barriers, working with others to find solutions, establishing collaborative partnerships, facilitating implementation, monitoring, and assessing effectiveness. He served as the director of a local Part C North Carolina program for 13 years where he was involved in many local and state initiatives including SSIP related activities, family engagement, family focus groups, and family outcomes prior to joining ECTA. Thomas has served for 19 years on the Smart Start Board of Directors in various roles.

Currently, Thomas is working with the Accountability and Quality Improvement Team with emphasis on OSEP monitoring (DMS 2.0), general supervision, compliance, and family outcomes. He provides technical assistance to Early Intervention/Part C and Preschool Special Education/Section 619 programs.