Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Selects Leaders for 2019 Training Program


Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Selects Leaders for 2019 Training Program

The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) (, which supports more than 550 non-profit organizations throughout Nebraska and western Iowa, announced the non-profit leaders who were selected for its 2019 Nonprofit Executive Institute (NEI) training program. NEI is an 11-month leadership program, designed to offer non-profit leaders skills and strategies to enhance organizational sustainability and transform the community.

The 2019 class was selected from a pool of applicants chosen by the NEI Leadership Team, which includes volunteers from the non-profit sector who have successfully completed the program. The following leaders of area non-profit organizations were selected for this year’s program:

  • Jennifer Benson, TeamMates
  • Dominque Morgan, Black & Pink, Inc.
  • Susanne Blue, Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach
  • Emily Mwaja, Girls Inc. of Omaha
  • Phillip Burrell, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
  • Andrew Norman, Rabble Mill
  • Liz Codina, Peter Kiewit Foundation
  • Daniel Padilla, Community Debt Solutions
  • Andi Curry Grubb, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
  • Joanie Poore, Heartland Family Service
  • Julie Dierberger, UNO Service Learning Academy
  • Jennifer Sturgeon, Omaha Early Learning Centers
  • Kimberly Kolakowski, FAMILY, Inc.
  • Sonia Tiebi, Women’s Fund of Omaha
  • Itzel Lopez, AIM Institute
  • Cammy Watkins, Inclusive Communities
  • Randy McCoy, MACCH
  • Michael Wehling, Stephen Center
  • Tiffany Friesen Milone, OpenSky Policy Institute
  • Idalene Williams, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Greater Omaha Chapter

NEI will focus on capacity-building seminars that develop leadership skills and provide training in the following areas: vision, prosperity, strategy, innovation, public, and ethics.

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands is recognized as the State Association for Nebraska by the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of non-profits. Learn more at or call (402) 557-5800.