About the Group

“I’m delighted to be a part of the Circles group; in a few short months it has already been very stimulating for me and I know there is tremendous potential for us to make a positive impact.” – Circles member Angela Cooper

The Women’s Fund Circles is a network of professional women passionate about the future and well-being of women and girls in our community. Circles supports the vision and mission of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, which serves to identify critical issues, fund innovative solutions and lead change for women and girls in our community.

Circles serves to create relationships among women who will be the next generation of leaders and doers in our community.

Circles is a three year program and is comprised of roughly 75 members total; approximately 25 per class. At any given time, there are three classes: members who are in their 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year.

Consisting of monthly meetings as well as social activities and class service projects, Circles provides women with opportunities to build professional and personal relationships and learn about issues affecting women and girls in Omaha, as well as connect with female leaders throughout our community.


Applications for 2018 will open in the fall of 2017.

Circles members are selected for three-year terms based on community involvement, contributions in their workplace and their vision for young women in Omaha.

Membership is limited and requires a $100 annual donation to the Women’s Fund of Omaha.

Steering Committee members are:

Emily Andres
Meg Davies
Krissy Hamm
Naomi Lyon
Jodie McGill
Jina Picarella
Ashlei Spivey
Meggan Thomas

Circles 2017 members are:

Haley Armstrong
Pauli Bishop
Tanishia Butler
Trisha Clark Meehan
Tonya Conley
Sarena Dacus
Amanda DeBoer
Carla DeVelder
Crystal Epstein
Andrea Faulkner
Beth Fink
Nadira Ford-Robbins
Evan Fullmer
Melissa Glenn
Kathryn Goodman
Stephanie Gould
Jennifer Green
Catherine Hall
Jasmine Harris
Jean Hartnett
Amy Holmes
Gwen Inglis-Steinfeld
Megan Jarosz
Shannon Jones
Liz Kerrigan
Nicole Konen
Amie Konwinski
Angela Lennon
Rachel Lewis
Kristen Lilla
Delaina Lindensmith
Jenn Locke
Marta Sonia Londono Mejia
Aubrey Mancuso
Teresa Mardesen
Emily McElravy
Gretchen McGill
Jaclyn McLaughlin
Lindsey Miltner
Sarah Mussoni
Jody Neathery-Castro
Emily Nohner
Alysia Radicia
Elsa Ramon-Moody
Sharon Robino-West
Melanie Rogge
Carrie Rosenberry
Sarah Ruttle
AshLynn Samuel
Laura Schoenrock
Sarah Sjolie
Tanya Spratt
Melissa Steffes
Barb Stratman
Quinn Texmo
Melissa Tibbits
Katie Triplett
Nichole Turgeon
Cornelia Vremes
Kristin Walsh
Jeanette Weber
Sarah Wengert
Paige Winkler
Megan Wright
Sakura Yodogawa-Campbell