Ground Team

Led by a dedicated team of specialists, we aim to fulfill our mission one successful client at a time.

 
 
Steve Anderson / Deputy Director / Department of Justice-Accredited Representative  steve (at) mcofgi.org  To invest our days, hours, and minutes is to build hope for a better life – the same hope that inspired our ancestors – and to instill in our clients a desire to extend their hands to others, as ours have been when they were in need. I am dedicated to reaching those in need – not such a difficult thing, when one believes in one's work. Steve has been serving MC since June of 2015.

Steve Anderson / Deputy Director / Department of Justice-Accredited Representative

steve (at) mcofgi.org

To invest our days, hours, and minutes is to build hope for a better life – the same hope that inspired our ancestors – and to instill in our clients a desire to extend their hands to others, as ours have been when they were in need. I am dedicated to reaching those in need – not such a difficult thing, when one believes in one's work. Steve has been serving MC since June of 2015.

Lupita Ayala / Executive Legal Assistant  lupita (at) mcofgi.org  Guadalupe, or “Lupita”, came to Multicultural Coalition because of her love of helping others and to learn about different cultures. If she was a cookie she would be a chocolate chip cookie because of her freckles. Her life motto is, “You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.” Lupita has been serving the agency since August of 2018.

Lupita Ayala / Executive Legal Assistant

lupita (at) mcofgi.org

Guadalupe, or “Lupita”, came to Multicultural Coalition because of her love of helping others and to learn about different cultures. If she was a cookie she would be a chocolate chip cookie because of her freckles. Her life motto is, “You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.” Lupita has been serving the agency since August of 2018.

Audrey Lutz / Executive Director / Department of Justice-Accredited Representative  director (at) mcofgi.org  We all have a story behind us, filled with hard work, desperation, and success. It is time we start celebrating our stories together. As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie once said, "Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and humanize" Now, we must empower and humanize for a better Grand Island. Audrey has been serving MC since Leap Day February of 2016.

Audrey Lutz / Executive Director / Department of Justice-Accredited Representative

director (at) mcofgi.org

We all have a story behind us, filled with hard work, desperation, and success. It is time we start celebrating our stories together. As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie once said, "Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and humanize" Now, we must empower and humanize for a better Grand Island. Audrey has been serving MC since Leap Day February of 2016.

Lina Sutton / Office Manager  lina (at) mcofgi.org  Lina came to Multicultural Coalition at the right time. She brings with her substantial experience in non-profit and volunteer service. She speaks conversational Spanish from her time doing mission work in Mexico. Lina has been serving the agency since May of 2019.

Lina Sutton / Office Manager

lina (at) mcofgi.org

Lina came to Multicultural Coalition at the right time. She brings with her substantial experience in non-profit and volunteer service. She speaks conversational Spanish from her time doing mission work in Mexico. Lina has been serving the agency since May of 2019.

Raúl Arcos-Hawkins / Community Organizer  raul (at) heartlandworkerscenter.org  Raúl joined the Multicultural Coalition office because of his passion for community organizing with Heartland Workers Center. He spends his free time with his husband and cats watching T.V. His life motto is, “Move forward and don’t look back, the past is that, the past.” Raúl has been serving the agency since August of 2018.

Raúl Arcos-Hawkins / Community Organizer

raul (at) heartlandworkerscenter.org

Raúl joined the Multicultural Coalition office because of his passion for community organizing with Heartland Workers Center. He spends his free time with his husband and cats watching T.V. His life motto is, “Move forward and don’t look back, the past is that, the past.” Raúl has been serving the agency since August of 2018.

Betty Frausto / Community Health Worker  bfrausto (at) cdhd.ne.gov  Betty’s role is to create a cultural link between public health, healthcare and the underserved, minority members in the community. She enjoys serving with Central District Health Department at Multicultural Coalition because “…as soon as you walk in, you feel like you are home. Everybody is welcomed, and no one is turned away.” Betty has been in service to Multicultural Coalition since since 2013.

Betty Frausto / Community Health Worker

bfrausto (at) cdhd.ne.gov

Betty’s role is to create a cultural link between public health, healthcare and the underserved, minority members in the community. She enjoys serving with Central District Health Department at Multicultural Coalition because “…as soon as you walk in, you feel like you are home. Everybody is welcomed, and no one is turned away.” Betty has been in service to Multicultural Coalition since since 2013.

Barb Sorensen/Citizenship & English Instructor  info (at) mcofgi.org  Barb came to Multicultural Coalition to reach and teach new friends. Barb can be heard saying, “Our God is so gracious to the strangers that surround us.” She spent many years in Africa teaching friends English and sharing her faith. Barb has been serving the agency since June of 2017.

Barb Sorensen/Citizenship & English Instructor

info (at) mcofgi.org

Barb came to Multicultural Coalition to reach and teach new friends. Barb can be heard saying, “Our God is so gracious to the strangers that surround us.” She spent many years in Africa teaching friends English and sharing her faith. Barb has been serving the agency since June of 2017.

 
 

Board of Directors

Our all-volunteer Board of Directors is made up of recognized leaders across many areas of expertise. They represent the broad diversity of our organization and contribute significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to further the mission of the Multicultural Coalition.

Board Members

Dr. Josh Aitken / Wilderness Ridge Chiropractic

Amber Alvidrez / City of Grand Island

Yetzira Calvillo Bermudez / Amur Equipment Finance

Mirta Delgado / Five Points Bank

Amanda Levos / Grand Island Public Schools (Migrant Education)

Celia McConkey / Community Volunteer

Jaime Parr / Nebraska State Fair

Daniel Phillips / Grand Island Public Schools (Academies)

Mark Porto / Porto Law Office

Heath Reinders / Rock Solid Solutions

Michael Rivera / Nebraska Realty

 

Executive Board

Zac Griess / President/ Bosselman Enterprises  zac.griess (at) bosselman.com

Zac Griess / President/ Bosselman Enterprises

zac.griess (at) bosselman.com

Paula Dush / Treasurer & Ethics Officer / Nebraska Truck Center  paulad (at) nebraskatruck.com

Paula Dush / Treasurer & Ethics Officer / Nebraska Truck Center

paulad (at) nebraskatruck.com

 
 
Todd Dvorak / Vice President / Grand Island Police Department  tdvorak (at) gipolice.org

Todd Dvorak / Vice President / Grand Island Police Department

tdvorak (at) gipolice.org

Linna Dee Donaldson / Secretary / Grand Island Public Schools & City of Grand Island (Retired)  dedldd (at) charter.net

Linna Dee Donaldson / Secretary / Grand Island Public Schools & City of Grand Island (Retired)

dedldd (at) charter.net