NAM Hires New Program Manager, Membership and Information Specialist

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NAM Hires New Program Manager, Membership and Information Specialist

The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) (www.nonprofitam.orghas added a new program manager and membership and information specialist.

Rosey Higgs has been named program manager and will oversee and promote various training and outreach strategies for nonprofits. She also will oversee NAM’s guidelines and principles program that helps build the internal capacity of nonprofits in Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

Higgs has extensive and varied experience in Omaha’s nonprofit community, including work in child welfare, domestic violence, homelessness, intellectual and developmental disability, HIV prevention, mentoring, program evaluation and strategic planning.

Higgs earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she currently serves as adjunct instructor in the Grace Abbott School of Social Work.

Thaddaeus Pera is NAM’s new membership and information specialist. Pera will provide NAM’s nonprofit members with day-to-day services and programming needs. Pera is working toward his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Pera’s experience includes customer service, research, reporting and data base management.

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands ( strengthens the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofits to enrich the quality of community life throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa. With NAM’s growing base of nonprofits, the organization is committed to: enhancing public recognition of the importance and role of the nonprofit sector; providing access to high-quality assistance and information on effective nonprofit management and practices; advocating on issues that affect the capacity of all nonprofits to address their communities’ needs; and fostering communication and cooperation among nonprofits. NAM also is recognized as the State Association for Nebraska by the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of nonprofits.