Meet the Collective Impact Lincoln team

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

Nancy: Director

Nancy Petitto
Director
Organization: Civic Nebraska

As director of Collective Impact Lincoln, Nancy coordinates the Collective Impact Lincoln team, initiatives, and workflow. She focuses on maintaining strong community partnerships and building neighborhood leaders through Community Builder Workshops. Nancy earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska, and enjoys cooking, traveling with her husband Scott, and spending time with their dogs Frankie and Murphy. 402.904.5191, nancy.petitto@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

Isabel: Everett, Near South

Isabel Salas
Community Organizer
Organization: South of Downtown Community Development Organization
Neighborhoods: Everett, Near South

Isabel helps strengthen and build community in Near South and Everett neighborhoods with the primary focus on the neighborhood experts: residents themselves. Isabel connects all levels of community, from city officials to neighborhood residents and school parents to community organizations. Isabel makes sure to emphasize the importance of communication and collaboration to build holistic, inclusive community. You can find Isabel spending quality time with her cats, playing Scrabble at Cooper Park, or singing karaoke in her free time.  isabel.salas@southofdowntown.org
Mika: Belmont, Clinton

Mika Takamori
Weitz Fellow
Organization: Nebraska Appleseed
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Belmont

As this year’s Weitz Fellow, Mika is excited about connecting with community members to collaborate in building community power. She brings experience from her time at the Asian American Organizing Project in Minnesota and student activism on her college campus. She is a recent graduate of Carleton College with a studio art major and history minor. Mika spends her free time thinking about art and watching the trains go by. 402-438-8853 x 129, mtakamori@neappleseed.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
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Vic Klafter
Community Organizer
Organization: Nebraska Appleseed
Neighborhoods: Belmont, Clinton
 
Vic is focusing on connecting with talented and insightful neighbors who want to create change in their neighborhood and city. With experience in a variety of fields, he is eager to collaborate with community members to bring fresh perspectives to the table. A recent graduate of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and raised in Nebraska, Vic is committed to Lincoln and is excited to see how the city grows. In his spare time, Vic loves listening to live music, unicycling, and writing bad poetry. 
402.438.8853 x 123, vklafter@neappleseed.org 

Locations

  • Lincoln
    530 S. 13th St. Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68508
    402.904.5191
  • Omaha
    6400 University Drive, N CEC 117.12, Omaha NE 68182-0708
    402.554.3584
  • Greater Nebraska
    203 N. Locust St., Grand Island NE 68801
    308@civicnebraska.org
  • Contact Us

After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507

  • Randolph Elementary School

    1024 S. 37th St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Raymond Central Elementary Schools

    Ceresco: 114 S. Third, Box 10
    Valparaiso: 406 E. 3rd St