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New Leaders Council

Meet our fellows: Maureen Irish

Leading up to the graduation of our 2017 fellows, we will be introducing you to members of the 2017 class. Let's chat with Maureen Irish.

MaureenTell us a little about yourself.

I am the Development Director at Roncalli Catholic High School, a small college preparatory high school located in Northeast Omaha. Prior to my time at Roncalli, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Armenia. While I had worked for nonprofits previously, the two years I spent teaching English and partnering with local NGOs in Armenia was a catalyst for my career in development. As an Omaha native I am thrilled to be home and serving the city that has given me so much!

What attracted you to the New Leaders Council?

I was drawn to NLC by the atmosphere of community and support that is fostered among the Fellows during Institute. It's incredible to be a part of a group with such diverse skill sets who are working tirelessly to create positive changes in Omaha. They are a constant source of inspiration.

What have you gotten out of the fellowship?

NLC has brought 19 remarkable individuals into my life and given me a greater sense of my role to effect change.

Why do you love Omaha?

I love Omaha for its kindhearted people, great steak, and "small town in a big city" charm.


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