Armstrong Alumni Association
Katherine Chestnut Thomson
Executive Director, Coastal Center for Development Services
Armstrong Class of 1972
B.A. in Social Work
As the Executive Director of the Coastal Center for Developmental Services, Katherine Thomson oversees the daily operations of a Savannah-based non-profit organization providing job opportunities or day services to more than 325 adults with developmental disabilities. She has earned the Community Star Award and the Night of Champions Award for her dedication, vision and leadership. As a member of Georgia’s Service Provider Association for Developmental Disabilities (SPADD), Katherine is connected to a network of providers and state officials, serving as a voice for people who often cannot speak up for themselves. Her passion to improve lives and a commitment to service remains the heart of her work ethic.