Our Team & Board of Directors


With more than 35 years experience working in Organizational Development, Process Improvement, Project Management, and Fundraising for not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, John has a mission-driven passion to serve our community.

John Nania

Executive Director

With more than 10 years of experience working in music therapy, early childhood education, and program management, Courtney is committed to the advancement and education of adult learners in our community.

Courtney Baughman

Program Director

With more than 11 years of experience working with adult immigrant and refugee populations as an ESL instructor and refugee resettlement employee, Katie is committed to increasing access to literacy programming in the Omaha community.

Katie Weber

Program Coordinator

With an emphasis in English as a Second Language, Matt has been a licensed educator for over twenty years. He strives to improve our global community by supporting those who seek to learn and grow.

Matt Stokely

Program Facilitator

With four years of teaching experience and a background in computer science, Kamryn is committed to advancing equitable education in the Omaha community.

Kamryn Pullen

Data Specialist


Janice Egermayer


Founder of Learning For ALL

Nick Mazgaj

Vice President

Advisor & Shareholder – Renaissance Financial

Tom Corrigan


President of Access Bank

Nancy Milder Lazer


Vice President of First National Bank (Retired)

Mike Barwig

Board Member

Sales Director at Cimmaron Products

Kashya Burrell

Board Member

Program Coordinator at Seventy Five North Revitalization

Scott Egermayer 

Board Member

Co-Owner of Lighthouse Pizza

Wanda Gottschalk

Board Member

Community Volunteer

Jeanie Jones 

Board Members

Independent Fundraising Consultant

Amelis Long

Board Member

Director of Inclusion and Diversity at First National Bank

Kristin Lundgren

Board Member

Independent Marketing and Fundraising Consultant

Carrie May

Board Member

Community Volunteer

Li Quaites

Board Member

Technology Director at Noddle Companies