JohnCarl Denkovich, MPA
April Dixon, BS
Antonia Correa, MA
Outreach Project Specialist UNMC College of Public Health Center for Reducing
Natalia Trinidad, BS
Outreach Project Associate
UNMC College of Public Health
Center for Reducing
Our dedicated MOTAC staff is supported in part by Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare through funding provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services/Tobacco Free Nebraska Program as a result of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
JohnCarl is MOTAC's only full-time staff person, serving as the Program Coordinator, and brings over a decade of experience in peer education, prevention and outreach work on issues of social justice. He holds a dual Bachelor of Arts from Hastings College, in Political Science (Pre-Law/Public Policy) & Psychology (Health Intervention), graduating with high distinction in 2006. He obtained a Masters of Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2010. He served as the Founding Director of the UNO’s first Student Agency of Gender & Sexual Orientation. He has held positions in both the private and nonprofit sectors, bringing a unique and balanced perspective to MOTAC’s scope of work within Douglas County.
JohnCarl is a member of Heartland Family Service's Culture of Inclusion Council and Chairs its Employee Resource Group (ERG), Prism, focused on LGBTQ+ employee and community initiatives. He is also a member of the Nebraska Tobacco Disparities Partnership. focused on the disparate impact of tobacco on disparate health populations. Outside of MOTAC, JohnCarl serves as the Board of Directors Co-Chairperson, for the Omaha Chapter of the GLSEN Omaha, working to end anti-LGBTQ biased based bullying & harassment in K-12 schools. He is a member of GLSEN’s National Advisory Council (NAC) a which informs the national strategic direction on programming/services, and Chairs the National Accreditation Review Committee.
Jasmine L. Harris has a Masters of Public Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She is a Health Educator with Creighton University’s School of Medicine where she coordinates tobacco prevention and control efforts for the Clinical Research Office and Tobacco Programs. In this position, Jasmine works with MOTAC to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in the Omaha metro area. She serves as the coalition’s Clean Air Committee Chair, facilitating efforts for smoke-free multi-unit housing, smoke-free business campuses, and tobacco-free parks. Her work also includes working to reduce health disparities in the North Omaha community.
Outside of MOTAC, Jasmine’s passions for public health, criminal and social justice issues, and women’s rights allow her to continue to hone her talents as a gifted speaker and writer. You can find her featured monthly column titled, “Unapologetically Opinionated” in The Omaha Star.
For MOTAC I coordinate the tobacco retailer compliance checks.
Has spent nearly 15 years as an Outreach Program Specialist, with specific focus on the Latin community, and providing education on the dangers of tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke; preventing youth initiation and initiating public policy through community action.
Outreach Project Associate with UNMC, specifically focused on latin community engagement focused on tobacco prevention, control, education and advocacy.
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