Women’s Fund of Omaha Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

The Women’s Fund of Omaha (www.OmahaWomensFund.org) welcomes new board members Lorraine Chang, Tonya Conley, Sarena Dacus, Lucia Pedroza Estrada, and Karine Sokpoh, along with new Circles group liaison Megan K. Jarosz, who all exemplify ways to continue to identify, monitor, and strengthen the organization’s initiatives and impact in the community so that every woman and girl can reach their full potential.

Lorraine Chang is a strategic consultant who also serves on the board of directors with College of Saint Mary and Voice for Children, as well as the United Way Community Impact Committee. Chang has previously served on the Women’s Fund board and has also helped with policy development and advocacy efforts as part of the organizations’ public policy committee for the organization.

Tonya Conley works as a senior general attorney at Union Pacific Railroad, where her responsibilities include a focus on transactional law, compliance, and bankruptcy. Conley is also on the Women’s Fund Circles Leadership Team and involved with the African American Unity Fund. She will serve as the board secretary and chair of the nominating committee.

Sarena Dacus is a Region VII health specialist at ICF, focused on providing education, training, and technical assistance to early childhood grantees across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. Dacus is currently on the Leadership Team with Women’s Fund Circles and also serves on committees with Heartland 2050 and Iowa West Foundation.

Lucia Pedroza Estrada is a senior organizer for Heartland Workers Center, where she works with the lead organizer and executive director in overseeing community organizing, leadership development, and civic engagement programs. Her interests include social justice, immigration reform and reproductive justice, and she has experience working on Get Out the Vote efforts in Nebraska.

Karine Sokpoh is an attorney at Sokpoh Law Group, focused on representing adults and children in family, immigration, and general litigation matters. She has a passion for issues that impact women, children and refugees. Additional community involvement includes representation on the Girls Inc. Girlfriends Board, Midlands Bar Association, and African Love International.

Megan K. Jarosz is an associate partner at Holland Basham Architects, managing a team in successful planning, design, execution, monitoring, and closure of projects. She is active member of the Friends of Planned Parenthood Board and co-chair of Fontenelle Forest’s event, “Feather Our Nest.” As president of Women’s Fund Circles, she will serve the board as a Circles liaison.

More information about the work of the Women’s Fund of Omaha is available online at www.OmahaWomensFund.org.