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    Jonathan Chapman

    Support Staff Jonathan Chapman serves at the Empowerment Network in a variety of capacities. He applies his various skills, experiences, and abilities to nearly every initiative of the Empowerment Network in some form or fashion. In 2018, Jonathan joined the Empowerment Network as a Step-Up Omaha Summer Coach and has

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    Ricky Smith

    Omaha 360 Director Ricky Smith is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and has been working in the youth development field for over 22 years. He has led strategies that have served in the areas of intervention and prevention, truancy reduction, credit recovery, college and career preparation, not to mention serving

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    Moniki Cannon

    Step-Up Omaha! Employment Director Moniki Gunn-Cannon is the Director of the Step Up Omaha! Program for the Empowerment Network. She is also a national speaker, development coach and consultant with Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group where she focuses on helping people and teams increase their performance. Prior to starting Gunn

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    Willie Barney

    Founder, President, and Facilitator Willie Barney is the Founder, President, and Facilitator of the Empowerment Network. The Network is a collaborative of residents, leaders, and organizations working to facilitate positive change in Omaha, Nebraska and other cities across the country. Formed in September 2006 and officially launched on April 27,

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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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    Aisha Conner

    Project Coordinator & Office Assistant: Aisha Conner Aisha Conner is the Project Coordinator and Office Assistant for the Empowerment Network. For nearly five years, Aisha has been the first line of connection for the community as the smiling face you see when entering the office or pleasant voice you hear

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