Carmera Thomas

Director, Urban Conservation Initiatives


Carmera Thomas-Wilhite is the Director of Urban Conservation Initiatives at The Conservation Fund. Carmera is a Maryland native, but earned her B.S. in Biology from North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC.

For about five years, Carmera was the Baltimore Program Manager at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a regional non-profit whose mission is to “Save the Bay,” focusing on oyster restoration in the Inner Harbor, engaging communities through advocacy and equitable environmental policy and reducing pollution in local waterways in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Carmera serves on many boards and committees dedicated to inclusivity in the outdoors and engaging in local community efforts to build capacity around healthy, thriving and sustainable communities.

Carmera grew up and currently lives in Maryland with her husband. She enjoys camping and spending time with her family and friends, especially in nature.

Contact: cthomas@conservationfund.org   Phone: (443) 838-6847   Office: Maryland