Diverse and Engaged Stakeholder Committee

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The strength and impact of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem requires a diverse and engaged group of community stakeholders to be successful in building a STEM talent pipeline. At present, STEM programs providers, families/students, business, and community partners are not connected and often time operating in a silo. Currently there was not an overarching structure to bring community partners together.


The Diverse and Engaged Stakeholder Committee is building capacity of collaborations and impacting consistent engagement to bring community partners together to advance STEM learning as a priority of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem. This includes the six sectors of: Families, Non-Profit, Education, Government, Business, and Science Centers/Museums.



David Hopp                          OpsCompass

Executive Committee Advisers:

Karlus Cozart                         C3K1 Consulting LLC

Laurie Zagurski                      Omaha Public Power District


Jessica Barrett                      Nebraska Scientific

Gina Halbom                          HDR Architects

Vickie K. Kauffold                  Catholic School Office

Sundiata Menelik                    Tuskegee Airmen/MCC

Dawn Nizzi                              Metropolitan Community College

Megan Thiemann                     1st Natl Technology Solutions