Board of Directors & Staff

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President, GIRLPowR Inc.

Marisol U. Rodriguez is the program manager for the Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership SHARPhub, an innitaiative of BBC Entrepreneurial, Training and Consulting.  A regional biomedical consortium, SHARPhub is designed to promote an entrepreneurial culture serving Central Region IDeA states (KS, OK, NE, SD, ND) to help university technology transfer offices and their innovators in biotechnology fields toward successful product commercialization.  Marisol holds a BS in Accounting, an MS in Economics, is Certified Economic Development and Finance professional and is active in the community as Financial Beginnings and LIVE Leadership Camp board member as well as Women's Fund Circles member. 

Founder, Executive Director,

Ex-Officio Member, GIRLPowR Inc.

Julie Reager is the Founder and Executive Director for GIRLPowR who leads the general oversight of daily operations, programming, and vision for the organization.  Julie is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Nicaragua 2001-2003 and lived, worked and studied in Kenya and Egypt prior to her service.  Julie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Masters in Organizational Leadership from College of Saint Mary.

Secretary, GIRLPowR Inc.

Natalie McClure is a Project Manager at CompanyCam, coordinating creative requests for the Brand and Marketing teams. Her education and work experience has focused on supporting entrepreneurship and facilitating sustainable business growth. Natalie received a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration with a major in Business Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

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Treasurer, GIRLPowR Inc.

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Board Member, GIRLPowR Inc.

Megan Gibbs was a small business owner in the Lincoln-area, owning fitness facilities and managing training programs prior to her career in Financial Advising.  She also served as an adjunct professor teaching athletic and personal training certification courses.  Megan achieved her Bachelor or Science degree in Dietetics from th University of Central Arkansas. 

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Board Member, GIRLPowR Inc.

Adam Johnson was born and raised in Wahoo, Nebraska and educated at the University of Nebraska Lincoln before starting his career.  Adam has worked in the insurance industry for over 12 years in a of roles ranging from National Director of Anti-Fraud Investigations to owning his own insurance agency prior to joining UNICO Group as a Commercial Risk Advisor.  As a son of 2 educators and the father to 3 girls, Adam is passionate about the mission of GIRLPowR.  Adam is a prior recipient of the Red Cross citizen of the Year award and Veterans of Foreign Wars Man of the year award.

Club Teachers & Interns

Program Coordinator & Club Teacher

Lizette Alcantara Gonzalez coordinates and leads GIRLPowR's Nicaragua program and is the head teacher for the GIRLPowR girls empowerment groups in Kumaica Sur, Nicaragua.  Born and raised in Nicaragua, Lizette worked as a pre-school teacher at the local primary school and is an emerging community leader.  Lizette is a recent undergraduate of the Instituto Nacional Technologico (INATEC) in Boaco, Nicaragua with a degree in Public Accounting and Finance.  Lizette, herself, was a participant in the girls empowerment program that current Executive Director (prior Peace Corps volunteer), Julie Reager taught in Kumaica 2001-2003.  Lizette enjoys spending time with her friends, helping her mother at home, reading, traveling and exploring educational and professional development opportunities.

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Social Media & Curriculum Volunteer

Audrey Wagoner researches female leaders around the world and creates GIRLPowR's Wise Women Wednesday posts weekly for our social media outlets. Audrey also is working on adapting and transferring our curriculum and lesson plans into an online format suitable for both the club facilitators and students.

Social Media & Curriculum Volunteer

Jaylen Cook-Gibson researches grant opportunities and develops curriculum lesson plans for GIRLPowR virtual clubs. Jaylen currently attends the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, while majoring in Human Development and Family Science with minors in sociology, education, and international studies. Outside of GIRLPowR, Jaylen is a first-generation student mentor and enjoys reading and listening to vinyl records. After college, Jaylen plans to join the Peace Corps abroad and continue her path to youth development and child and family service! She hopes this internship experience will strengthen her ability to impact youths' lives!