Management Team


President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wayne Brown has served as the Vice President of Programs for the past 4 years. In this role he had primary responsibility for managing Urban League of Nebraska’s programming in Education and Youth Development as well as Employment and Career Services.

A native of Omaha, Brown joined the Army after graduating from Benson High School. After nine years of service, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University. In 2009, he graduated from Creighton University Law School. He’s served the Omaha community in a variety of non-profit capacities, from Chief Career Officer of the Avenue Scholars Foundation to the Vice President of the Omaha Community Foundation

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Terrence Coleman

Terrence Coleman

Vice President of Operations & Chief Fiscal Officer

Terrence Coleman is the Vice President of Operations & Chief Fiscal Officer of Urban League of Nebraska. He’s originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but spent his collegiate and early professional years in New Orleans, Louisiana, before moving to Omaha. He has a B.S. degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and an MBA degree from the University of New Orleans. Terrence has crafted a unique skill set in almost 20 years of work in this sector. Before joining the Urban League of Nebraska, he worked for organizations such as Procter and Gamble, The Head Start Program, The Dial Corp, and PayPal.

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Zachary Bowman

Zackary Bowman

Director of Youth and Education

Mr. Bowman joined the Urban League of Nebraska in 2017 after ending a successful career in the National Football League (NFL) where he played for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, and Miami Dolphins. He earned his Associates Degree from New Mexico Military Institute, a public military junior college in Roswell, New Mexico and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln


LaWanda Gould

Director of Financial Empowerment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Master’s Degree in Human Services, Bellevue University

LaWanda Gould serves Urban League of Nebraska as the Director of Project Ready and Whitney Young Jr. Academy. This Omaha native joined ULN in 2016 and has garnered considerable experience. LaWanda has served as the Step-Up Youth Coach, Workforce and Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) Talent Development Specialist and Employment and Career Services Coordinator. LaWanda brings the perfect combination of passion and work ethic to the Urban League team and we can’t wait to see her shine as Director of Project Ready and Whitney Young Jr. Academy.

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