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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


Megan Addison                                Collective for Youth

Jim Collison                                     Gallup

Karlus Cozart                                   Cozart Consulting, LLC

Joy Doll                                           Cynchealth

Michael Flesch                                 Metropolitan Community College

John Fonda                                      John Day Company

Neal Grandgenett                             University of Nebraska at Omaha

Elizabeth Mulkerrin                          Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Julie Minton                                     Cox Business

Andreia Nebel                                  Clarkson College

Julie Sigmon                                    Omaha STEM Ecosystem

Levi Thiele                                        AIM Institute

Tracie Reding                                   University of Nebraska at Omaha

Sarah E. Yrkoski                               Union Pacific

Laurie Zagurski                                Omaha Public Power District