Policy Coordinator

Anahí Salazar Angulo

Executive Director

Juliet Summers, J.D.

Research Coordinator

Josh Shirk

Fund Development & Marketing Manager

Sara Quandt

Policy Coordinator

Anahí Salazar Angulo

Anahí Salazar Angulo is the Policy Coordinator at Voices for Children in Nebraska. She is committed to making the state of Nebraska the best place for kids to grow up in and live full healthy lives. She believes in the impact of community collaboration and advocacy, at any age. With a background in education and non-profit work, Anahí strives to be a support for community leaders who are helping bring justice and equity to Nebraska.

Executive Director

Juliet Summers, J.D.

Juliet is passionate about equity, justice, and getting our systems right for kids.  She has been an elementary school teacher, a public defender, and previously served as the Policy Coordinator for Voices for Children for six years.  Most recently she utilized her legal skills defending youth as the staff attorney at the Creighton Law School Juvenile Justice Legal Clinic and a contracting attorney with the nonprofit Education Rights Counsel. She is excited to be returning to system-advocacy work and the Voices for Children team.  Juliet, her husband Matt, and their three kids like to spend their time out and about at baseball games and theater performances or lounging at home with their sweet old dog and bossy three-legged cat.

Research Coordinator

Josh Shirk

Josh Shirk is the Research Coordinator at Voices for Children in Nebraska. Josh recently graduated from UNO with a Ph.D. in public administration. His research has appeared in Administration & Society and Community Development. His primary role with Voices for Children is the yearly publication Kids Count. In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing pick-up basketball, and reading continental philosophy.

Fund Development & Marketing Manager

Sara Quandt

Sara Quandt is the Fund Development & Marketing Manager at Voices for Children.  Prior to joining the team at Voices for Children, Sara worked for the Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council and Capital Humane Society.  Sara holds a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Administration from LSU-Shreveport and a B.A. in Psychology for Penn State University.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President: Michael Beverly, Jr., MBA , College of St. Mary 

Secretary: Tim Hron, MA, LIMHP, CHI 

Treasurer: Gary Bren, Turner Technology

Vice President: Amy Boesen, Décor and You

Members At Large

Jill Batter, Kutak Rock LLP

Lorraine Chang, JD, Strategic Leadership Consultant 

Al Davis, OLO Ranch

Daniel Gutman, JD, Fraser Stryker PC LLO

Bruce Meyers, Retired, Cannonball Express Transportation, LLC. and Cannonball Express Inc. 

Emily Mwaja, Girls Inc. of Omaha

John Stalnaker, JD, McGill Gotsdiner Workman & Lepp

Charlie Stephan, Swanson Russell

Danita Webb, Ed.D., Gifted Minds Learning Center

Katie Weitz, PhD, Weitz Family Foundation

Lia M. Whitehead, Nebraska Medicine and TransPhorm Improvement Consulting