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Meet These Mavericks

UNO brought out the best in these leaders, change makers and innovators who are making a difference in our communities and enriching our quality of life.

2021 Series

Leah Whitney Chavez

Leah Whitney Chavez

Founder and Executive Director of World Speaks Omaha

Christian Gray

Christian Gray

Executive Director of Community Development, inCOMMON Community Development in Omaha

Jessica Barry

Software Integration and Testing Manager at Conagra Brands

César Magaña Linares

César Magaña Linares

Pursuing his law degree as he works to become an immigration lawyer.

Damon Strong, Chief Probation Officer for Adult Probation, State of Nebraska Judicial Branch Fourth Judicial District

Damon Strong

Chief Probation Officer for Adult Probation, State of Nebraska Judicial Branch Fourth Judicial District

2020 Series

Matt Dykstra

Physical Educational Specialist at Ezra Millard Elementary School

Sally Elatta

Founder and CEO at AgilityHealth

Craig Hughes

Dell Technologies

Lasha Goodwin

PJ Morgan Real Estate

Caleb Ross

Cardiac Exercise Physiologist at Children's Hospital and Medical Center,

Carol RedWing

Specialty Faculty Development Position within UNO’s Emergency Management and Disaster Services Department

Waverle Monroe

KETV NewsWatch 7 anchor and reporter

2019 Series

Sarah Brown

Interim Artistic Director at Nebraska Shakespeare

Garry Clark

Executive Director of the Greater Fremont Development Council

Ivan Gilreath

President & CEO of Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands

Rick Knudtson

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Flywheel

Jeanee Weiss

CEO of ThriveVentures

Buey Ray Tut

Co-Founder of Aqua Africa, Inc.

Carri Collins

Principal Supervisor for Omaha Public Schools