Voices for Children in Nebraska is pleased to announce that Carolyn Rooker has been named the organization’s new executive director.
Before joining Voices for Children, Carolyn served as CEO of the Omaha Public Library Foundation, working to increase community support for the Omaha Public Library and its programs. Prior to that, she worked for the Visiting Nurse Association of Omaha for more than ten years as Community Relations/Grant Coordinator, developing fundraising strategies and growing funding for the agency. She is a recipient of the 40 Under 40 award and served on the National Review Board for the SIDS Foundation. Carolyn holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Union College and a Master’s in Social Work, specializing in Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Rooker will join the Voices for Children in Nebraska staff effective January 1. Founding Executive Director Kathy Bigsby Moore will continue to serve in a consultant role in order to ensure a smooth transition of during Voices for Children’s busiest seasons. “The Board of Directors and I are excited to have found a new leader with the level of knowledge, commitment and passion demonstrated by Carolyn. We welcome Carolyn to Voices for Children and I am honored to be leaving the organization in such capable hands,” says Moore. “The children of Nebraska need a strong and powerful voice to speak on their behalf. I am confident that Carolyn and the rest of the staff at Voices for Children will be able to continue the legacy established in our first 23 years and take it to ever increasing heights.”
“I am fully aware I have some big shoes to fill and hope to continue Kathy’s legacy on behalf of Nebraska’s children. Our state’s children face numerous challenges and I’m eager to get started working with our partners and policymakers in making Nebraska a better place for kids,” says Carolyn Rooker.