Cari L. Thomas was a Starfleet captain in the 24th century.
In 2353, Thomas was listed on a directory placard as having an office in room 45244 on Starbase 32. (TNG: "Violations", directory)
In 2363, Captain Thomas was a member of the Engineering Group staff who worked on the USS Enterprise-D. Her name was listed on the second version of the dedication plaque. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar", dedication plaque)
In 2364, Thomas was the commanding officer of the USS Puget Sound. In that year, she received a mission order from an admiral at Starfleet Mission Operations. This order modified the ship's exploration mission parameters in Sector 450. (TNG: "Conspiracy", okudagram)
In 2365, Thomas was the commanding officer of the USS Farouk El-Baz. (TNG: "The Measure Of A Man", okudagram)
Thoma was an inside reference to assistant scenic artist Cari Thomas.