David L.Thomas, Jr., JD practiced law and ran businesses in Boston, Massachusetts for four decades before he co-founded International Integrators a collaborative, global community dedicated to the promotion of Integrative Health. Integrative Health brings together the best in conventional medicine, whole, plant-based food, movement and mind/body/spirit disciplines.
David loves being creative in the kitchen, and facilitates the food and nutrition program for International Integrators Living Whole Immersions, which are five-day retreats offered in California and Spain. He holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University, and enjoys sharing his experiences about how to thrive in the world of business, law and deal making while living a whole food, plant-based lifestyle.
David graduated in 1971 from Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, with honors in Spanish Literature before attending law school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
He has a strong belief in community service and served on the Board of Managers of Haverford College from 1996 until 2008, chairing the Property Committee. He initiated a comprehensive master planning process for the College and oversaw the construction of several new buildings, including the nation´s first LEED certified “green” athletic building and an integrated science center. David also has served in a leadership position with many other non-profit organizations.
With his wife, Kathryn Hayward, David co-founded and coordinated The Integrative Health Collaborative in Boston in 2007. They have lived in Inca on the island of Mallorca since 2011 and prior to that had been frequent visitors to Spain. They have two children and three grandchildren, with a fourth on the way.