Tomás is an award-winning social entrepreneur and former nonprofit executive with close to 20 years of experience in the social sector. He currently serves as Managing Partner and a Strategist at Idea2Form, a BIPOC-owned creative studio whose mission is to design solutions that connect, activate, and inspire people to build a more equitable world. Through Idea2Form, Tomás works closely with leading nonprofits, foundations, and purpose-driven companies to amplify their social impact.  

 

Tomás began his journey as a social entrepreneur in 2004 when he pioneered one of the first Hip Hop Therapy programs and developed the project into a nationally recognized nonprofit organization. Tomás has catalyzed numerous constituent-driven initiatives throughout his career, consulted with leading civic sector organizations, and championed several causes focused on racial justice and children’s well-being.  

 

Tomás is a visionary thinker and transformational leader recognized as an Ashoka Fellow, CNN Hero, NBC Latino Top 20 Innovator, SEERS Fellow, and Aspen Institute Scholar. His work has been featured by CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Complex, Revolt TV, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and NPR. Tomás has also served as a social entrepreneur in residence and adjunct lecturer at Stanford University, co-teaching courses on Social Entrepreneurship and Ethics & Politics of Public Service.