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Marye L. Thomas, M.D. was inducted into the Health category in 2007.

My Story

Marye L. Thomas has served as Director of Mental Health Services for Alameda County for two decades. At the time of her appointment in 1986, Dr. Thomas was the only African American woman serving as a Director of Mental Health Services in the State of California. She was also one of the youngest people appointed to such a demanding position. In her role, she leads a department responsible for delivering all publicly funded mental-health, alcohol, and other drug services in Alameda County.