Thomas J. Adams
Thomas J. Adams, Chair
As a native Detroiter and graduate of Tuskegee University. He is the President and Founder of Detroit based TJA Staffing Services (TJAS), a full-service Human Resources and Management Consulting firm, which specializes in executive search, and corporate training on both a local and national level. In 1974, Tom was appointed by Dr. Sidney Goldstein as the Administrative Manager of Cardiovascular Medicine for Henry Ford Hospital. Adams led the MDPH Project 659, and under that project, he was responsible for rewriting the State’s nursing home rules. He was recruited by Harper Associates, an Executive Search Firm, to establish and direct the HMO department. He is currently a member of the National Baptist Convention and heads the Deacon’s Ministry at Third New Hope Baptist Church.
Tom is affiliated with more than twenty (20) community, civic and business organizations. In 2011, he was recognized by the Michigan Chronicle as one of the City’s “Men of Excellence”. He is the President of the Chance for Life Organization, a prison-based transformational program that earned him the 2009 Dahlberg Peace Award for the incomparable services he and his team has provided to the Michigan Department of Corrections for more than 20 years. Tom has worked for many years on various projects that deal with the problems facing the Detroit community. He has consistently demonstrated leadership and a vision of the future that encourages people to get involved. Tom is a champion of just causes with the personal skills, intelligence, and connections to make a difference.