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Staff Updates

In November, our Housing Locator, Sheri Verkamp, left MTKO for a position with Burlington Capital managing Victory Park, the new veterans housing program on the Veterans Affairs Campus in Lincoln.  Sheri did a wonderful job establishing the foundation for MTKO’s Landlord Liaison Project, and we wish her well and look forward to continuing to work with her in her new role.

We are excited to announce that Retha Knapp (pictured) has been selected as the new Housing Locator. Retha has been with MTKO as an Outreach Specialist since last summer and brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Congratulations, Retha!

We have also hired a new, but familiar, face as our Homeless Diversion Specialist. Amanda Owen-Doerr was hired as the second outreach worker in 2002 when Matt Talbot was still on 19th and R Street. She went on to an extensive career in the human services in Lincoln helping high-needs homeless individuals through positions with CenterPointe, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, The Bridge and Targeted Adult Service Coordination (TASC). We are delighted to have Amanda back on the MTKO team!