Meet the Collective Impact Lincoln team

Here are the dedicated staffers who are listening, advocating, organizing and making Lincoln's neighborhoods vibrant.

Allie: Near South, Everett

Allie Christianson
Senior Community Organizer
Organization: 
Civic Nebraska
Neighborhoods: Everett, Near South

Allie works with residents and stakeholders in the Near South and Everett neighborhoods to build strong and resilient communities. Allie, a graduate of Nebraska U. in political science and international studies, is passionate about community building and uses an intersectional approach to positive social change. She elevates voices through grassroots organizing to empower communities to retake ownership of their unique futures. 402.904.5191, allie.christianson@civicnebraska.org
Kieran: University Place, Hartley

Kieran Kissler
Community Organizer
Organization: Civic Nebraska
Neighborhoods: Hartley, University Place

Kieran focuses on connecting neighbors and building resident-led change in central Lincoln. By empowering neighbors at the most local level, she helps residents strengthen their own civic life and address local challenges. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Kieran spends her free time kayaking, playing basketball, and losing at Catan. 402.904.5191, kieran.kissler@civicnebraska.org

 

Kasey: Program Attorney
Kasey Ogle
Program Attorney
Organization: Nebraska Appleseed
 
Kasey works to find the most effective policy and legal solutions for the systemic problems Lincoln’s community members are facing each day. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, where she studied sociology and criminal justice, and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Kasey enjoys spending time with her dog Gracie and doing puzzles on the weekends. 402.438.8853 x 133, kogle@neappleseed.org
Lizzie: Belmont, Clinton
Lizzie Turner
Community Organizer
Organization: Nebraska Appleseed
Lizzie is so glad to be in community with residents of the Clinton and Belmont neighborhoods! She spends her time developing relationships with neighbors who want to make a positive impact in their neighborhoods and helps them access the tools to do so. Lizzie has over six years of experience in community organizing in a variety of areas, from peace work to civic education to theatre for social change. She currently lives with her chosen family in the Near South neighborhood. Lately, she’s been spending her free time balancing her desire to knit with her cats’ desires to play with her yarn.
402.438.8853 x130, lturner@neappleseed.org
Andrew: Belmont, Clinton
Andrew Farias
Community Organizer
Organization: Nebraska Appleseed
Andrew is Nebraska Appleseed’s Weitz Fellow for 2021-22. He works closely with the Collective Impact Lincoln and Health Care Access team, as well as managing our volunteer program. His previous work with Carleton College includes implementing initiatives to divert waste from our college landfills, including beginning a campus-wide reusable to-go container program. Through this work with Carleton’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement, a student, faculty, and staff committee was formed to build relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities to implement the campus land acknowledgment. Fun fact: Andrew has a 10-year-old, toothless chihuahua named Spanky. If you ever see Andrew with Spanky around Lincoln, please give him pets.
402-438-8853 x121, afarias@neappleseed.org

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