About Us

YNPN of Lincoln is an official chapter of the national Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. YNPN promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals.

We are a local group of young nonprofit professionals who meet to share experiences, resources and connections to advance the nonprofit field in Lincoln. Our leadership is completely volunteer-run. We’re always looking for more energetic people to become active in our committees. We welcome individuals of all ages, however most of our members are in their 20s and 30s.

Mission: The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Lincoln promotes interests, and builds opportunities for social and professional development for emerging leaders in Lincoln.

Vision: Our vision is to build an engaged nonprofit community through networking and collaboration.

Equity: the act of developing systems, procedures, and resource distribution mechanisms to create opportunities for all people. This means acknowledging and including each individual’s unique situation and addressing systemic barriers.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of ynpnLNK. Each of us brings a unique perspective, so a common definition of these values is critical to ensuring that the members of ynpnLNK can work together to achieve our vision.

Meet the Board

Tamara Dwyer


Homeless Services Coordinator // 
City of Omaha Mayor’s Office

Cassie Barrett


Program Coordinator Homeless Prevention // Heartland Family Services

Aaron Weaver


Lived Experience Partnership Coordinator// Nebraska Children

Katie Good


Mental Health Coordinator // Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers

Hannah Miller

Communications co-chair

Recruitment and Marketing Manager // TeamMates Mentoring Program

Jasmin Cabrera

Communications co-chair

Business Service Coordinator // Heartland Workforce Solutions

Colby Jensen

Fundraising co-chair

Audit Director // FORVIS, LLP

Anna Rodriguez-Popp

Fundraising Co-Chair

Coordinator, Volunteerism and Corporate Relations // United Way of the Midlands

Kristin Chandler

Membership & Engagement Co-chair

Statewide Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator // Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers

Jamel Hamilton

Membership & Engagement Co-chair

Deputy Director of Lending // Nebraska Enterprise Fund

Beth Buras

Programming co-Chair

Assistant Program Director // Papillion La Vista Community Schools Foundation

Lauren Peterson

Programming co-chair

Development Coordinator // Project Harmony

Eric Webster

At-large chair

Operations Manager// Together Omaha