LaDella Thomas

Executive Director

LaDella Thomas serves as the first Executive Director of the Stone County Developmental Disability Board. She and her husband Frank, with their two boys, moved to the area in 2006 from southern California. Since 2014, LaDella has served as the Director of Marketing and Resource Development for Developmental Connections, the Taney County Board for the Developmentally Disabled. In her role, she provided leadership for all marketing and fundraising programs to benefit people with developmental disabilities in Taney County. In 2016, LaDella joined the Committee for the Stone County Board of the Developmentally Disabled to lend her talents to the passage of the county statute allowing for the creation of an SB40 board. After successful passage in November of 2016, LaDella continued to volunteer her time as needed.

LaDella has a Bachelor’s Degree in in Communications from University of California, San Diego in San Diego, CA. She is an active member of the Branson-Hollister Rotary Club, serving as President-elect for the 2018-19 year, dedicating many hours each month to various service projects and fundraising events. She enjoys spending time with her family, mostly cheering on her teen boys at various sporting events or hanging out at the lake.

LaDella can be reached at