Open Positions and Descriptions

Board Chair

Vice Chair

Communications Co-Chair (Web/Graphics)

Communications Co-Chair (Media)

Rising Leaders Institute Chair

Programming Chair



2021 Board Application Form (PDF)

2021 Board Application Form (Word)


Applications are Due October 30th by 5pm sent to info@ynpngomaha.org with the subject line 2021 Board Application


As a completely volunteer-run organization, the board both governs ynpnGO and serves as its primary staff. All board members are responsible for creating and executing the work of ynpnGO, which we think is pretty exciting!

More specifically, each board member agrees to:

  • Serve a two-year term from January 2021-December 2022, starting with attendance at a mandatory board retreat in January 2021 
  • Participate in board transition meetings in December of 2020
  • Dedicate 5-10+ hours per month to ynpnGO activities
  • Attend and actively participate in monthly board meetings (must attend at least 10 each year)
  • Make an annual financial commitment of personal significance to ynpnGO
  • Complete outside self-managed tasks as needed
  • Be an ambassador of ynpnGO and actively promote the organization in the community
  • Be a team player and meet deadlines



from left to right, back row: Sara Eliason, Patrick Kilcoyne,
from left to right, middle row: Rachel Kent, Caitlin Osborn, Emily Lowndes Prauner, Eyerusalem Lemma, Abby Hughes, 
from left to right, front row: Jan Benitez, Steven Jerina



Sara Eliason> chair
Prevention & Education Manager / Women's Center for Advancement

Hannah Young > vice chair
Public Policy and Events Manager / Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

AJ Schmidt > treasurer
Grants Assistant / Women's Center for Advancement

Deanne Harris > secretary
High School Program Manager / Partnership 4 Kids

Abby Hughes > membership chair
Project Manager / Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

Sam Carwyn > professional development chair
Community Engagement Liason / Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

Steven Jerina > events chair
Donor Services Specialist / Omaha Community Foundation

Rachel Kent > communications co-chair
Marketing and PR Coordinator / The 712 Initiative

Eyerusalem Gehringer > communications co-chair
Project Director of OVW Disability Grant / Women's Center for Advancement

Emily Lowndes > at large leader
Development Officer / Omaha Community Foundation

Amber Winter > fundraising
Executive Director / Parkinson's Nebraska

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