Our Omaha Chapter

Who We Are

GLSEN Omaha is a Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The mission of GLSEN Omaha is to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

We primarily serve the Omaha metropolitan area, including Council Bluffs, IA but provide services across Nebraska. 

We strive to protect students from bullying and harassment, to advance comprehensive safe schools laws and policies, to empower principals to make their schools safer, and to build the skills of educators to teach respect for all people. We work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs and affect positive change in school communities.

Our Leadership

From the Board of Directors to program coordinators to committees, GLSEN Omaha is a completely volunteer-run organization.

  • Michael Cich-Jones    Board Co-Chair
  • Jacqueline Hotz          Board Co-Chair / Educator Engagement Coordinator
  • JohnCarl Denkovich    Advocacy and Policy Coordinator
  • Sam Carwyn               GO ED! Coordinator
  • Steph Hickey              Board Member
  • Brent Thomsen          Public Relations Coordinator
  • Lacey McPhail            Student Engagement Coordinator
  • Andrew O'Donnell      Board Member

Click here to get involved with GLSEN Omaha.

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