Angie Remington, Director of Strategy and Development
Over nearly two decades, Angie has served in a variety of roles in the nonprofit community, including organizational management, leadership development, operations, communications & crisis management, strategic planning, finance, and fundraising, specifically within movement-building organizations focused on civil and human rights, public policy advocacy and racial equity. She is a 2005 graduate of Grand Valley State University, and she would love to have you over for dinner.
Andrew Farias, Policy Fellow with the Asian Community & Cultural Center of Lincoln
Andrew hails from Houston, Texas but has found a permanent home in Lincoln, Nebraska. His current work revolves around lobbying for legislation that empowers all immigrants and refugees in Nebraska, while also encouraging directly impacted individuals to share their stories with elected officials. Andrew is incredibly passionate about promoting justice and sustainability within legislative policies to ensure an equitable future for generations yet to come. He graduated as a Posse Scholar from Carleton College with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science/International Relations.
Arlo Hettle, Associate Network Policy Manager
Arlo started at the Table as the 2022 Weitz Fellow and grew to love helping organizations navigate Nebraska's quirky legislative process. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Carleton College and gained experience working on a variety of political campaigns in Minnesota and his home state of Iowa. In his free time, Arlo enjoys cooking, walking, and putting reality television in sociohistorical context.
Brad Christian-Sallis, Director of Power Building
Brad is an experienced organizing and campaign strategist who believes in the power of people to shape a more beautiful, just, and equitable world. He has participated in numerous campaigns across Nebraska and Iowa, advocating for voting rights, racial justice, and other progressive issues. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a New Leaders Council alumnus. He is a recipient of the 2019 Omaha NAACP Freedom Fighter Award and the 2020 Omaha Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Distinguished Service award for his impactful work.
Chelsea Sullivan, People & Culture Specialist
Chelsea was born in San Francisco and raised in Chicago before moving to Omaha. She has a passion for helping others and brings several years of Operational experience to the Table. When she is not at the Table fueling her passion, she likes to watch home makeover shows, listen to true crime podcasts on long runs or enjoy a cup of morning coffee with her cat.
Derek Ramirez, Data Strategist
Derek was born in Los Angeles and grew up in South Omaha, where he studied Management Information Systems at UNO. He has nearly 4 years of experience doing data work in the nonprofit field and is a passionate supporter of social and racial justice. He is excited about using data analysis and visualization to improve efforts to empower the rising electorate and ensure that they have political representation that truly represents them.
Guadalupe Esquivel, Associate Communications Director
Guadalupe started at the Table as a voter registration canvasser and quickly fell in love with connecting with communities through nonprofit work. She is a firm believer that compassion and equity belong at the forefront of community building. Guadalupe also serves on our DEI council. When she's not at the Table, you can find Guadalupe being a proud plant mom and enthusing over movie trivia.
Ja Keen Fox, Power Building Organizer
Ja Keen is a community organizer who has been catalyzed to create sustainable people-powered initiatives through the acknowledgment of the skills inherent in groups historically exploited throughout the world. Well known locally for his work in 2020 to organize Nebraska residents around the racial justice movement, Ja Keen uses his skills in facilitation and strategic planning to craft impactful and lasting change.
Jessy Romero, JD, Finance & Operations Associate
Jessy was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been passionate about working towards rights for underrepresented communities. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. Outside of work, she enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with her family.
Meg Mikolajczyk, JD, Executive Director
Meg brings a wealth of experience in expanding access to health services and growing power across the state through direct and grassroots lobbying, organizing, and electoral programming. She earned degrees from University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Juris Doctor from University of Nebraska College of Law. In her off time, she serves on numerous boards and commissions, and enjoys time with family, true crime, and celebrations involving cake.
Mili Samal, Power Building Organizing Manager
Mili recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Mili has previously worked on a variety of campaigns and ballot initiatives in Nebraska. As a lifelong Nebraskan, she is passionate about building a more inclusive community. In her free time, Mili enjoys gardening, solving crossword puzzles, and watching scary movies.
Olivia Larson, Policy Fellow with RISE
Olivia works across coalitions to pass meaningful criminal justice reform. She has six years of experience organizing for numerous civil and human rights causes across Nebraska, and will only leave when things are better than she found them. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, concentrating on Inequality and Social Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Olivia is currently chasing her lifelong dream of learning to skateboard and she would love to make you a piece of pottery.
Riley Wilson, Statewide Organizing Coalition Coordinator
Riley was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where he spent most of his life until joining the United States Air Force as an intelligence analyst. Since then, he has spent time working at the Nebraska Department of Labor, the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Nebraska, and the ACLU of Nebraska. Riley holds an associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force, a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law.
Rogelio Rodriguez Villalobos, Community Organizer with Unity in Action
Rogelio has been a resident of South Sioux City since 1999 after immigrating from Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Since obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education and English Literature from Mount Marty University in 2017, Rogelio has held a variety of professional positions, including serving as a 7th and 12th-grade English and Language Arts teacher and as a Child and Family Service Specialist with NE DHHS. When not at work, Rogelio is coaching youth soccer, playing soccer in one of the local adult leagues, or picking up a pen and trying to put his literature degree to use.
Sandy Griffin, Data Director
Sandy was born and raised in Nebraska and has been passionate about how getting involved can change people's lives for as long as she can remember. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science with a concentration in Government Affairs and Civic Engagement from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and has spent the past five years working with nonprofits and political campaigns. You can probably find her tangled in a web of spreadsheets with a cat in her lap, La Croix in hand, and Taylor Swift on her headphones.
Sierra Edmisten, Power Building Organizer
Sierra grew up in Hastings where she spent her time getting involved in the community. She has spent most of her adult life caring for others at work and at home. When she's not at the Table, you can find her as a judge at debate tournaments across the state and helping wherever is needed.
Y'Shall Davis, Statewide Civic Engagement Strategist
Y'Shall was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and has been passionate about making the world a better place than how she found it for as long as she can remember. She spent the majority of her adult life as an independent hip-hop artist. After retiring from the microphone, she enrolled in Metro Community College and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling. Since then, she's served her community by leading relapse prevention groups, organizing GOTV efforts, and in her new role as our Civic Engagement Strategist. Her Golden Rule is "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Board of Directors
Board President Rachel Fox - You Go Girl
Board Secretary Valeria Rodriguez - Empowering Families
Board Treasurer Karen Bell-Dancy - YWCA of Lincoln
Shannon Gilroy - Brownell Talbot College Preparatory School
Nic Swiercek - Nebraska Appleseed
Robia Qasimyar - Weitz Family Foundation
Yolanda Chavez Nuncio
Shereece Dendy-Sanders - Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Corrie Kielty - Nebraska CASA Association
Sapphire Andersen - Baird Holm LLP