Community Engagement Coordinator

Samantha Chavez

Policy Coordinator

Taylor Givens-Dunn, MSW, MPA

Graphic Designer

Victoria Jones

Finance Manager

Kriss Kriglstein

Marketing and Development Coordinator

Amy Lillethorup, MPA

Executive Director

Aubrey Mancuso, MSW

Policy & Legal Adjunct Specialist

Juliet A. Summers, JD

Research Coordinator

Alfonso Vaca-Loyola

Community Engagement Coordinator

Samantha Chavez

Samantha is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Voices for Children. She was born in Mexico and grew up in the United States. In 2017, she earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to joining Voices for Children, Samantha interned at Nebraska Appleseed, worked as a community organizer at the Heartland Workers Center and later worked as an administrative aide at the Nebraska Legislature. Samantha is excited to work with community leaders to address issues that impact us all.

Policy Coordinator

Taylor Givens-Dunn, MSW, MPA

Taylor Givens-Dunn is the Policy Coordinator for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. She holds a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to joining Voices for Children, she served as a practicum student providing mental health services at Nebraska Children’s Home Society. Taylor is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and a 2017 recipient of the Young, Black, and Influential Service Award.

Phone:(402) 597-3100 Ext. 111

Email:tgivensdunn@voicesforchildren.com

Graphic Designer

Victoria Jones

Tori helps bring our ideas to life through illustrations and infographics. Before joining Voices for Children, Tori interned at The Salvation Army and Aim for the Stars. She graduated with her B.S. in Communications from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in December of 2015.

Phone:(402) 597-3100 Ext. 105

Email:vrjones@voicesforchildren.com

Finance Manager

Kriss Kriglstein

Kriss Kriglstein is the Finance Manager at Voices for Children in Nebraska. She is responsible for the Accounting, Payroll and Human Resource items. She is also responsible for compiling Financial Statements and all related reports. Although Kriss has primarily worked with for-profit businesses during most of her professional career, she has recently found a niche in the non-profit world.  Being self-employed for over 20 years she’s finding working with non-profits is challenging, but also very rewarding.

Phone:(402) 597-3100 Ext. 108

Email:kkriglstein@voicesforchildren.com

Marketing and Development Coordinator

Amy Lillethorup, MPA

Amy is responsible for managing Voices for Children’s marketing, operations, and fundraising activities. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to her time at Voices, she served in AmeriCorps and coordinated marketing and community outreach efforts for both public and private organizations in the Omaha area.

Phone:(402) 597-3100 Ext. 104

Email:alillethorup@voicesforchildren.com

Executive Director

Aubrey Mancuso, MSW

Aubrey Mancuso is the Executive Director at Voices for Children in Nebraska.  In her previous role with Voices she was responsible for overseeing policy and research efforts on family economic stability and health issues. Prior to joining Voices for Children, Aubrey worked for a non-profit providing service to chronically homeless adults with mental illness in New York. She also worked for the City of New York’s Food Stamp Program and United States Senator Jeff Bingaman. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a B.A. from Creighton University.

Phone:(402) 597-3100 Ext. 101

Email:amancuso@voicesforchildren.com

Policy & Legal Adjunct Specialist

Juliet A. Summers, JD

Juliet Summers is the Policy & Legal Adjunct Specialist, consulting on projects where Voices for Children’s policy work intersects with legal issues. Prior to joining Voices for Children, Juliet served as a public defender, representing children and families in the juvenile court of Douglas County. Before that, she taught 2nd grade on the Rosebud Indian Reservation through Teach for America. Juliet holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from Duke University. She is a member of the Nebraska bar.

Phone:(402) 597-3100 Ext. 106

Email:jsummers@voicesforchildren.com

Research Coordinator

Alfonso Vaca-Loyola

Alfonso is the Research Coordinator at Voices for Children in Nebraska. He is responsible for collecting and analyzing data to build the Kids Count report, as well as providing data support to the Policy and Community Engagement teams. Prior to joining Voices for Children, Alfonso worked on data analytics for public education policy in Chicago and child welfare policy for Mexico’s federal government. He has also led historio-economic research on racial housing discrimination in Chicago. Alfonso earned his B.B.A. in Economics and Urban Studies from Loyola University in Chicago.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

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

Secretary: Lorraine Chang, JD, Strategic Leadership Consultant

Treasurer: Michael Beverly, Jr., Hayes and Associates, LLC

Vice President: Amy Boesen, Décor and You

Members At Large

Gary Bren, Turner Technology

Wes Cole, MBA, Union Bank and Trust

Al Davis, OLO Ranch

Noah Greenwald, JD, INSPRO Insurance

Gatsby Gottsch Solheim, JD, Solheim Law Firm LLC

Eric Johnson, Sandhills Energy, LLC

Susan Mayberger, MA, Education Consultant

Melanie Morrissey Clark, Clark Creative Group

Dulce Sherman, MA, Whispering Roots, Inc.

John Stalnaker, JD, Stalnaker, Becker & Buresh, P.C.

Charlie Stephan, Swanson Russell

Katie Weitz, PhD, Weitz Family Foundation