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 & CEO

LaVonya is the Program Administrator for Heartland Hope Mission, the largest food pantry in Nebraska. Previously she worked for WebMD as an Academic Partnership Manager. LaVonya serves as the Director of Outreach for Lord of Hosts Church where she administrates local and international outreach efforts.

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.

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Dan Goodwin

Assistant Executive Director

Daniel is a Merchant Account Manager for PayPal Inc. He serves as Director of Outreach for Lord of Hosts Church and as a mentor with TeamMates. Daniel worked as Boys and Girls Club Unit Director, Making It Count presenter, DLP student facilitator, volunteer youth coach and certified prison minister. 


Deb Vath


Deb is an Estate Planning, Probate and Tax paralegal for McGrath North. She previously worked as a legal coordinator for Mosaic (formerly Bethpage), a nonprofit that helps the developmentally disabled. Deb volunteers for the outreach and children's ministry at her church. 

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.