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The Executive Committee serves as the governing board within the Omaha STEM Ecosystem’s organizational structure, providing on-going support, guidance and oversight of the STEM ecosystem. Committee members represent all sectors of our community and serve a three-year term. In addition, each Executive Committee member serves as an advisor on the Action Committees.


  • Support organizational goals of OSE as defined in the strategic plan
  • Help to facilitate and champion OSE initiatives
  • Determine self-assessment process that the committee will use to develop action plan
  • Serve as an advisor with action committees and involved in assessment progress of initiative


Chair              Levi Thiele, Ph.D                      AIM Institute

Vice Chair      Karlus Cozart                          Karlus Cozart Venture Group, LLC

Treasurer       Elizabeth Mulkerrin, Ed.D      Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Secretary      Tracie Reding, Ed.D                 University of NE at Omaha


Megan Addison                      Collective for Youth

Jim Collison                            Gallup

Joy Doll                                    Nehii

Michael Flesch                       Metropolitan Community College

John Fonda                            John Day Company

Neal Grandgenett                  University of NE at Omaha

Deanna Moisset                    Omaha Public Schools

Andreia Nebel                        Clarkson College

Jeff Sebree                             Union Pacific Railroad

Julie Sigmon                          Omaha STEM Ecosystem

Laurie Zagurski                      Omaha Public Power District