Thea Garon

Senior Director

Thea Garon leads the Financial Health Pulse, a groundbreaking research initiative designed to monitor and track the financial health of America. In this capacity, she oversees the collection and analysis of survey and transactional data to paint a rich portrait of the financial lives of people in America. As director of the initiative, Thea is responsible for developing strategy, managing funders and partners, engaging industry stakeholders, and communicating insights across the financial health ecosystem.

Thea also leads the financial health measurement strategy at the Financial Health Network. She has deep expertise in financial health measurement and led the development of the FinHealth Score, a tool to help companies measure and improve the financial health of their customers, clients, and employees. Leveraging this framework, she has helped dozens of companies progress along their financial health journey.

Thea’s passion for her work derives from a longstanding commitment to social justice and equity. She holds a Masters of Urban Planning from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College with a B.A. in History.

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