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New Leadership at Mode Shift

8 Jan

We are super excited to welcome Kevin Flatowicz-Farmer as our new Board Chair. Kevin was one of the founding members of Mode Shift in 2011 and joined the board in 2016. We’re glad to have him expanding his role within the organization and joining the executive committee.

Sarah Johnson remains Vice Chair; Chris Behr, Secretary; and Madeline Brush, Treasurer. Angie Eikenberry will continue to serve on the board.

Announcement: New Board Members for Mode Shift

22 Aug

Joe Hanseling has a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a masters in recreation from the University of Arkansas. As an undergraduate Joe got involved in outdoor recreation education and developed a passion for cycling. Ever since he has been a committed bike commuter and advocate for MORE cycling. Since getting involved with Mode Shift Joe has focused on becoming more familiar with Omaha and the current transportation system. Joe works at the University of Nebraska Omaha and has a focus on increasing cycling options at UNO.

Dawaune Lamont Hayes is a native of Omaha, Nebraska who has graduated from both Central High and Creighton University with a B.A. in Journalism-Public Relations. A natural-born communicator, Hayes is the Communications Manager at The Union for Contemporary Art in North Omaha where he works as an arts advocate, publicist, and community liaison. An avid bicyclist, Dawaune sees multi-modal transportation access as an equalizer for all people and a way to literally and figuratively bring the city of Omaha together. He believes the more connections we create, the stronger we become. Continue reading

Welcome New Board Members

21 Sep

We are pleased to welcome a few new members to the Mode Shift Omaha board! 


Madeline Brush grew up in Dundee and now lives downtown so she can more easily get around the city without a car. She studied Public Relations, Communication and International Studies at Wayne State College and has travelled to the Czech Republic, Greece, and many places in the U.S., experiencing getting around without a car in these places. She wants to better understand how Omaha can become a more walk-friendly city and also how to more effectively participate in City decision-making. She is also involved with The Gifford Foundation and the Omaha Children’s Museum.

Kevinkevin Flatowicz-Farmer’s path to transportation advocacy began with the flat tire on his car that pushed him to ride the Omaha bus system for the very first time. From that moment, he was hooked. In 2008, he wrote a series of articles in the Omaha City Weekly about the Omaha bus system titled, “Diary of a MAT Man,” that examined the possibilities, deficiencies, frustrations and ultimate joys of transit use in our city. In 2011 he was the Public Stakeholder Committee Chair for the update to the Omaha Master Plan Transportation Element. Kevin was one of the founding members of Mode Shift Omaha and is proud to join as an active member of the board. He is taking over organizing the Mode Shift monthly Coffee Chats and managing the blog.

Jenn Kephart receijennved her Bachelors in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is an alumni of the Citizen’s Academy for Omaha’s Future, and is finishing up her Masters of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Through her studies, Jenn recognized the link between transportation systems and our health and the need to improve the systems we have. She is currently heading up the Mode Shift Safe Crossings Campaign and hopes this project will bring necessary changes to some dangerous intersections around the city.