Omaha Chapter

NLC Omaha is breaking down silos and building ecosystems for collective impact.

We provide local changemakers place-based training and a national network of support – to create the country we aspire to be. We are a community of doers who center equity and build trust, reflect the communities they serve and connect across identities & industries, for a collective impact. NLC Omaha serves as a value-add partner to reduce structural and systemic, political, economic and social barriers in Omaha and across the state of Nebraska.

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Since its founding in 2015, NLC Omaha has trained over 120 alumni

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NLC Omaha is a true reflection of the millennial generation, 58% of our alumni are BIPOC, 68% are women, and 21% are LGBTQ+

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Years training local change makers

NLC helped me hammer through that whole imposter syndrome. NLC has given me the outlet that I needed professionally, which I needed for a very long time.

– Diana Rogel (she/her)
2018 NLC Omaha Fellow

I’ve gained some genuine friendships and family. I love the fact we can call each other in and have honest conversations with each other and know that we give each other the benefit of the doubt. The folks that show up, they always show out, I know that when there is another NLC’er in the room, it’s always going to be a good time.

– Franecia Moore (she/her)
2019 NLC Omaha Fellow

I had expectations when I signed up for NLC and what I’d get out of it. NLC blew those expectations away. We became so close. What keeps me coming back are the relationships we built during our time together.

– Dave Sund (he/him)
2017 NLC Omaha Fellow

2021 Fellows

Alana Tucker

Program Manager, Arbor Day Foundation

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Alfonso Vaca-Lubischer

Research Coordinator, Voices for Children in Nebraska; Candidate for MS in Economics

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Alisha Shelton

Integrative Therapist, Omaha Integrative Care

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Angie Balsarini

Community Engagement Manager, Film Streams

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Antoni Schutz

Psychologist and Chief Clinical Officer of Parallels Counseling; Independent Contractor at Parallels Counseling

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Eric Reiter

Network Expansion Coordinator, Food Bank of Lincoln

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Halley Taylor

Education Director, Anti- Defamation League (ADL)

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Heather Holmes

Outreach Manager, VidaNyx

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Kirsten Case Fuller

Community Liaison, Service Learning Academy, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Lucia Rodriguez Alvizo

Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition Coordinator, Heartland Family Service; Entrepreneur – Soap maker

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Maria Corpuz

Producer + Host, Outrspaces

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Mariela Bahena

Research & Evaluation, STBF

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Marti Carrington

HR Equity Consultant, Equity Nerd, LLC

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Misti Mitchell

Founder, Wonderfully Made USA

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Paul Allen

Founder/Member, Allen Showcase Media Group LLC

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Portia Burch

Customer Support Specialist, Toast, Inc.

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Quinn Eaton

Associate Attorney, Koley Jessen, PC, LLO

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Sandy Scott

EPSS Program Coordinator, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

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Sonita Buddi

Founder/Director, Brighten Our Future Early Learning Center

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Uroosa Jawed

Development Consultant, Non-Profit Architect; Writer

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Alumni

2020

Alejandra Jimenez

Ann Hunter-Pirtle

Brad Christian-Sallis

Claire Wiebe

Diping Huang

Gillian Cromwell

Jacklyn Belcher

Jaimie Schmitz

Javier Saldaña Jr

Jeff Leuschen

Katherine MacHolmes

Kelsey Waldron

Kimara Snipe

Layla Younis

Lydia Sand

Ryan Johnson

Samantha Carwyn

Toyi Beguedou

Valeria Andersen

Yajaira Gonzalez

2019

Alexandra Bauer

Amy Lillethorup

Angela Batson

Balkissa Mahamane

Blake Peterson

Franecia Moore

Joseline Reyna

Katie Cunningham

Lindsey Anne Baker

Luis Sotelo

Malena Rousseau

Nick Miller

Rachel Fox

Rousol Aribi

Ryan Morrissey

Samantha Chavez

2018

Aaron Lockee

Alex Garrison

Ben Cass

Brittany Strong

Diana Rogel

Eli Rigatuso

Erik Servellon

Jaymes Sime

Jonathan Renteria

Kacie Ware

Krystal Fox

Larissa Sanon

Meghan Francis

Nicholas Banks

Scott Hahn

Shams Al-Badry

Tanishia Butler

Val Vilott

Vaneese Morris

2017

Alexis Bromley

Amanda Ponce

Amy Wall

Brent Crampton

Brian Fahey

Brittany Vovolka

Danielle Powell

Dave Sund

JoAnna LeFlore

Jodi Benenson

Julia Tse

Korey Taylor

Lucas LaRose

Luper Akough

Maureen Irish

Nancy De Santiago

Rebecca Armstrong Langle

Tracy Hightower-Henne

Wendy Hamilton

Yvonne Sosa

2016

Amelia Rosser

Brittany Mascio

Christine Geistkemper

Danny O Byrne

David Kerr

Dene Oglesby

Erin McArthur

Itzel Lopez

JaKeen Fox

Jarrod Reece

Joe DiCostanzo

Dr. Juliana Muchinyi

Kasey Hesse

Kim Howe

Molly McCleery

Ruth Marimo

Scott Packer

Shane Strong

Shaun Ilahi

Vernon Miller

2015

Amanda Benes

Amy West

Ashten Hughes

Beth Haubert

Brooke Masek

Candice Price

Elizabeth Evans

Emily Andersen

Erin Bader

Melissa Breazile

Nicholas Arreola

Patrick Leahy

Sarah Hanify

Tiffany Seibert Joekel

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