Gotta Be Me is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization located in Omaha, NE created to promote the inclusion of adults with disabilities into our communities, creating a culture that is brimming with life, dignity, and growth - for all people.
We believe that anything is possible. Cliché? Maybe, but it's our motto. It's what gets us up every day and keeps us moving toward the belief that we can be a shining light in our community, making it a happier, healthier, and safer place. Gotta Be Me creates opportunities for people with all abilities to come together, to become who they want to be, without limits.
Making music, shopping at the farmer's markets, or cooking a delicious meal at your favorite restaurant; you will see us out in our community. We can't wait to see you while we're out-and-about learning to be self-sufficent, empowered, and socially savvy!
These encounters spur us to take action, to learn, to grow, and to be part of a community experience that changes us. These interactions provide us all the opportunity to meet new people, develop friendships, and maybe – just maybe, help some of us see that there is joy in the every day – for everyone.
Gotta Be Me Board of Directors, Program people &
Advisory Committee Members:
*Denotes Board Member
Tiffiny Clifton, Executive Director
Blake Lofing, Gotta Be Me Heartlight Choir Director and music master
Rose Schneider, Choir Master of Creativity
*Marne Iwand, MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), ATP (Adaptive Technology Professional)
*Mandy Castellote, Owner/Operator and Artist, McCloud Designs
*Samantha Prodel Recreational Therapist Technician, UNMC Munroe Meyer Institute
*Erin Brandenburg, Adaptive Therapy Specialist, UNMC Munroe Meyer Institute
*Hans Iwand, Engineer and Adaptive Equipment Fabricator and Designer
*Robin Graham, M.D., Medical Consultant
*Chris Hunke, Owner of Cars R Us, Neighborhood supporter and advocate
*Robin Knudtson, Special Education Adaptive Alternative Curriculum Program Teacher and Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher recipient
*Liz Ferguson, Senior Program Coordinator, Creighton University
*Jalayne Prodel, C.N.A.
*Annie Leonard, C.N.A., Caregiver, Participant Parent
*Holden Ray, K-12 Psychologist
Tracy Cook, Day Care Provider and Consultant
Dr. Stephanie Goodrich, Disabilities Consult BOLLD Consulting
Britta T., Program Extraordinaire