Archives: Team

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    Willie Barney

    Founder, President, and Facilitator Willie Barney is the Founder, President, and Facilitator of the Empowerment Network, a united group of residents, leaders, and organizations working to facilitate positive change in our community. Launched in September 2006, the Network works collectively to improve the quality of life for African-Americans, North Omaha,

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    Vicki Quaites-Ferris

    Director of Operations Vicki Quaites-Ferris joined the African-American Empowerment Network in 2009 and currently serves as the Director of Operations. The Empowerment Network is a non-profit organization that focuses on improving the quality of life and economic position of African-Americans, residents of North Omaha and citizens of the Greater Omaha

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    Damita Byrd

    Senior Director Diversity & Inclusion Mrs. Byrd is a Certified Diversity and Inclusion Professional in Human Resources with proven experience in D&I management, project management, change management, D&I Strategy, strong mediation, conflict resolution. She has demonstrated award-winning success in developing intentional diverse thinking teams. For the past twelve years, she

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    Office Administrative Support: Aisha Conner THE EMPOWERMENT NETWORK 105 N. 31ST AVENUE, SUITE 101 OMAHA, NEBRASKA 68131 CALL 402-502-5153 FAX 402-502-0757 E-mail:

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