A’Jamal Byndon – Chair
He has taught diversity and multicultural courses for 25 years at Nebraska Methodist College, Metro Community College and UNO, and was one of the seven founding members of the original Omaha Table Talk.
Terrell McKinney – Vice-Chair
Law Student, former Community Organizer – Health Care Access – for Nebraska Appleseed
Ayanna Boykins, MS – Secretary
Education Project Director at Anti-Defamation League—Plains State Region. She is an experienced convener of resources, manager of programming, professional development and service.
Karen Abrams, MPH – Treasurer
Consultant experienced in facilitating collaborative teams through strategic planning processes and cultivating sustainable systems change.
Filmmaker, freelance journalist and creative professional from Omaha. Nick’s current project is a documentary film examining the state of race relations in Omaha through the lenses of activism, white privilege, and family. He’s held roles at Film Streams, The Omaha World-Herald and Sojern and has produced freelance content for organizations including The Union for Contemporary Art and NorthOmahaHistory.com.
Founder and former Executive Director of Policy Research & Innovation; One of two founders of the People’s Film Festival along with Nils Anders Erickson, 2003; Founder: Progressive Omaha Forums, 2003; retired psychotherapist.
Jessica Ehule, MS, MSPH, (she/hers) is currently employed by a national organization within the Maternal and Child Health field. She works with local city and county representatives to address disparities in health outcomes and work toward creating equity in policies, programs, and procedures. Jessica is passionate about health equity and addressing the root causes of inequities we face today, such as racism. She pushes for transformative change for the health and overall well-being of our communities. In her spare time she enjoys painting, reading, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Cultural and Community Liaison at PromiseShip
Sr. Analyst and Program Coordinator CityMatCH
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Law Student, former Veteran Workforce Coordinator working in the Omaha community.