JohnCarl Denkovich, MPA
April Dixon, BS
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 full-time 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.
JohnCarl is the current Chairperson of the Nebraska Tobacco Disparities Partnership, which seeks to address the disparate health impact that tobacco creates on historically oppressed and under-resourced populations across Nebraska. 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. JohnCarl serves on the Board of Directors for the Omaha Chapter of GLSEN, the leading national organization working to end anti-LGBTQ+ based based bullying & harassment in K-12 schools. They are also 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. They are also active in the metro's Young Jewish Omaha organization and as a volunteer for the Institute for Holocaust Education.
The Compliance Coordinator works with the Omaha police department to conduct compliance checks on tobacco retailers and vape shops to ensure clerks are checking identification and not selling tobacco products to minors. In addition the coordinator contacts businesses that fail compliance checks through letter and phone to encourage ID training for clerks cited for a tobacco sale to a minor.
Outreach Project Associate with UNMC, specifically focused on Latin community engagement focused on tobacco prevention, control, education and advocacy.
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