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.