Omaha Leadership Council

The Autism Society in Omaha is based on 100% volunteer efforts. Every event, workshop or activity was conceived, planned and executed by members from our Omaha Autism community.  The majority of these volunteers are parents of individuals with autism. They have jobs, families and loved ones with special needs but still carve out some special time to help us improve the lives of all in the Omaha Autism community.

Our volunteers are amazing and without them we would not be the thriving organization we are today! We humbly thank each and every volunteer who has given 1 hour or 100 hours in an effort to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

And we would like to respectfully ask YOU to consider joining us as we grow even more this upcoming year!

The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.
                                                                    – Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Omaha Leadership Council Executive Board Members

Co-Presidents
Julie Czepa and Amber Vallier

Vice President 
Michelle McPeck

Secretary 
Shawn Neff

Treasurer 
Cindy Sims

Advocacy
Carrie Messinger

Community Outreach
Vicky Thomas

Fundraising
Niki Zickefoose-Kinart

Self Advocate
Genisa Neal

Committee Positions
Participating on a committee provides you with the opportunity to serve your community and expand your leadership skills. Some committees meet seasonally or around their specific events (i.e. New Year’s Eve Celebration).  Many different committees were created so that each family could sign up for one area of interest ensuring that no one would be required to give too much of their precious time.  Committees generally meet face-to-face at the Annual Meeting in September and communicate in between via electronic message groups. All members are expected to attend the Annual Meeting and actively participate.

Committees areas include:

  • Advocacy
  • Education and Resources
  • Fundraising
  • New Family Orientation
  • Pump It Up
  • Recreation
  • Supportive Sundays
  • Preschool
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adult
  • MomME
  • DADs
  • Siblings
  • EVENT – New Year’s Eve
  • EVENT – Independence Day
  • EVENT – Fall Family Event
  • EVENT – Fire Safety Day
  • EVENT – Summer Pool Parties
  • EVENT – Sensory Friendly Movies

If you are interested in helping out email us at asn_omaha@autismnebraska.org.

If you are a volunteer looking for a way to pitch in at community events we welcome you to vist our VOLUNTEER page.