Megan Thomas

President & CEO
Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties
Megan Thomas

Megan Thomas serves as Catalyst’s president & CEO, providing strategic leadership and partnership to the entire Catalyst staff, board, 150 members, and critical community partners. Megan oversees Catalyst’s facilitation of collaborative efforts among its funder members and other stakeholders; leads the production of philanthropy and impact investing skills-building and issue based learning; and spearheads Catalyst’s work related to championing equity and opportunity. She provides strategic and logistical support to strengthen San Diego communities through shared learning and pooled and aligned funding strategies. Megan brings 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic fields to this role, having most recently served as Executive Director of San Diego Coastkeeper where she built partnerships among the nonprofit, business, and public sectors to advance environmental goals across San Diego County. She serves on the racial equity committee for the United Philanthropy Forum and previously served on the long-term vision advisory committee for Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees; the board of directors of United Way of San Diego County; and other regional efforts.