The Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) is proud to welcome Brent Koster into the role of Executive Director for the organization. Koster fills a role recently vacated by the departure of Interim Executive Director, London Woolman.
Koster brings more than 15 years of non-profit experience to NAP, including more than 13 years with Goodwill Industries, Inc., in Omaha, Nebraska. He most recently served as the Vice President of Mission Advancement. He also has five years of case management experience that positions him well to understand and advance the many services NAP staff provides to clients across Nebraska, southwest Iowa and beyond.
“The Nebraska AIDS Project Board is pleased that Brent Koster has accepted this new challenge at a time when NAP is in the process of implementing a new strategic plan,” said Jason Coleman, PhD, President of the Nebraska AIDS Project Board and Director of the School of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “His long-time experiences in the non-profit world makes him well suited for this role with NAP.”
“I am excited to be with an organization that I can really believe in and help support the mission,” Koster said. “This is a critical juncture for NAP as we try to advance the strategic plan the board and leadership developed. In addition, our major annual event, Night of a Thousand Stars, is coming up and it’s going to build upon the success and excitement of last year, so we’re in full planning for that.”
Koster has been in Omaha since 2003, relocating from Seattle, and is a member of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands 2018 Executive Institute. He and his wife, Chelsey, have two daughters. The family is passionate about involvement in the community, with Chelsey being a past volunteer with NAP.
Dr. Coleman added, “The board is grateful to London for her years of service and dedication to our mission, clients and the NAP team, especially during this transition. We wish London the best in her next chapter.”
Koster began his role as executive director on Tuesday, Aug. 14.