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It's Not Goodbye; It's See You Later: A Farewell to Executive Director Taylor Brown
Please join the Board of Directors and Staff of Kountze Commons in thanking Taylor Brown for her years of dedicated service to Kountze Commons and to the people our integrated care community serves.
Taylor Brown, Executive Director of Kountze Commons, announced that after two years of service to the organization she is resigning to pursue new opportunities.
Brown is an Omaha native and graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She worked at Nebraska Methodist College and Lutheran Family Services prior to bringing her fundraising and direct service experience to Kountze Commons. Immediately after becoming Executive Director of Kountze Commons, the COVID-19 pandemic struck globally, hitting hard many community members in Omaha with devastating effects on their health and well-being. Together, Brown and the four formal partners of Kountze Commons – Methodist Community Health Clinic, the Del and Lou Ann Weber Healing Gift Free Clinic, the Kountze Food Pantry, and Lutheran Family Services behavioral health – harnessed their synergies to establish programmatic and fundraising goals to meet the needs of the community during the pandemic. Over the course of her tenure as Executive Director, Brown spearheaded numerous efforts on behalf of Kountze Commons to provide critical and essential primary care, behavioral health care, and food pantry services to community members who needed them most. Additionally, Brown and Kountze Commons have been a valued partner to numerous organizations in the city to ensure the health and safety of Omaha’s most vulnerable populations. “I’ve spent nearly two years in my role as Executive Director of Kountze Commons. Over the course of those years, I’ve worked with numerous extraordinary, caring, and dedicated individuals who all believe in our community and a stronger future for our city. It’s been the joy of a lifetime to see Kountze Commons evolve, and its future potential is limitless.” says Brown.
Starting in November 2021, Brown will be taking a new position as the Philanthropy Director of MICAH House. She will utilize her skills to shepherd further integration of support and emergency shelter services, all with the ultimate goal to carry out MICAH House’s vision “to end homelessness by restoring hope to individuals and families while preserving family unity; empowering all to live independently and free from the crisis of homelessness through community support and collaboration.” “We are appreciative of the service and dedication Taylor has given to Kountze Commons over the years. We wish her much success with MICAH House; she is an asset to any team.” says Paul Sum, Board President of Kountze Endowment True Vision, the entity who manages the Kountze Commons vision. “The Kountze Commons staff and Board will boldly continue moving forward to carry out Kountze Commons’ important mission to Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, and Tend the Soul.”