Our Board

Global Leadership Group has a passionate leadership team with a mission to effect positive change in Omaha.

LaVonya Goodwin, Founder and Executive Director

LaVonya Goodwin

Founder & Board President

 In 2015,  LaVonya Goodwin founded Global Leadership Group Omaha, a 501(c)3 neighborhood organization established to support the grass-roots revitalization efforts of North 24th Street. LaVonya has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit community serving as an administrator for a local food pantry and as an outreach director, where she implemented local and international outreach efforts. 

Dr. Lisa Johnson

Dr. Lisa Johnson

Board Member

Dr. Lisa Johnson - is a Pharmacy Supervisor at the CHI Health Pharmacy in Bellevue, NE. Lisa volunteers in the children's and family ministry at her church. “I joined GLG because I wanted to give back to a community that supported me. My first jobs were at two independently owned pharmacies located on North 24th St. I also love the community garden. It reminds me of my dad's garden.”

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Dan Goodwin

Co-founder and Board Member

Daniel is a Merchant Account Manager for PayPal Inc. He has served as a mentor with TeamMates and as a director for local and international outreach team. Daniel worked as a Boys and Girls Club Unit Director, Making It Count presenter, DLP student facilitator, volunteer youth coach and certified prison minister. 

Dr. Leah Cook

Dr. Leah Cook


Leah is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Department of Pathology/Microbiology. She is an Associate Member of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, the Molecular & Biochemical Etiology Program and Courtesy Faculty of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

Join Our Team!

We are always looking for people who are passionate about bringing solutions to our community. Volunteer or join a committee at Global Leadership Group Omaha.