Maintaining upward momentum requires constant effort, commitment to excellence, and consistent execution. It also takes clear vision and the ability to embrace change. In 2020 our youth, civic health, and voting rights programs all will accelerate into new stages by adding capacity and programming for Nebraskans of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. 

We will engage and empower more youth than ever. With deep data in hand, we will help chart Nebraska’s civic health future. And, in this pivotal election and census year, we will stand guard over the ballot box and ensure all Nebraskans are counted. 

That much is certain – and we know we will rise to even greater heights by meeting all other challenges head-on. No matter how steep the climb, nothing will keep us from our goal of creating a more modern and robust democracy for everyone. 

Our mission is clear. Let’s all rise together.

Adam Morfeld, Executive Director & Founder
Amanda Barker, Deputy Executive Director
Julie Ward, Assistant to the Executive Director
Liz Potter, Director of Development
Westin Miller, Director of Public Policy
Steve Smith, Director of Communications
Mary Boland Steier, Director of Finance
Jan Benitez, Evaluation & Program Development Manager
Nicholette Seigfreid, Human Resources Manager
Christa Lemmer, Staff Accountant
Sarah Cohen, Grants Associate

Youth Civic Leadership
Kent Day, Director of Youth Civic Leadership
Charity Iromuanya, Youth Leadership Programs Manager
Shari Kimble, Youth Leadership Programs Manager
Rebecca Nichol, Site Director, Sherman Elementary CLC
Tracy White, Site Director, Lewis & Clark Middle CLC
Equasha Smith, Site Director, Lothrop
Elementary CLC
Emily Koopmann, Site Director, Campbell Elementary CLC
Chandler Dulin, Site Director, Randolph Elementary CLC
Erin Voichoski, Site Director, Lincoln Northeast High CLC
Chelsea Egenberger, Site Director, Lincoln High CLC
Chris McCurdy, THINK MAKE CREATE coordinator

Voting Rights Initiatives
John Cartier, Director of Voting Rights
Brad Christian-Sallis, Voting Rights Field Director
Margaret Marsh, Voting Rights Field Organizer
Mike Forsythe, Voting Rights Field Organizer

Civic Health Programs
Amanda Barker, Director of Civic Health Programs
Bridget Claborn, Civic Health Program
Daniel Bennett, Civic Health Program Manager
Nancy Petitto, Program Manager, Collective Impact Lincoln
Jose Lemus, Community Organizer, Collective Impact Lincoln
Alexis Bromley, Program Manager, ONE Omaha
Mike McGuire, LEAD Program Manager, ONE Omaha

And over 80 dedicated part-time employees in our schools, in our streets, and in our neighborhoods.