NASW Board of Directors
Director, Region III

Cindy Bautista-Thomas, PhD, LCSW

Cindy Bautista-Thomas

Cindy Bautista-Thomas, PhD, LCSW, is a Doctoral Lecturer at Lehman College, Department of Social Work, City University of New York. She obtained her PhD and MPhil from the Urban Education program at the City University of New York, Graduate Center, her MSW from University at Albany, State University of New York, and her BSW from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

With over 20 years of social work experience in early intervention, child welfare, public schools, higher education and work within nonprofit and corporate entities, Bautista-Thomas has provided training and workshop facilitation through her company Velocity Visions, Inc., in the areas of toxic stress, leadership development, effective communication, burn out prevention, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, self-care, mental health, incorporating mindfulness and contemplative practices.