Dr. Michael McGinnis | Chief Executive Officer
Brigadier General (Ret.) Michael McGinnis became Goodwill Omaha’s CEO in October 2017. Previously, he served as executive director of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) & Aerospace Museum; the Peter Kiewit Institute at the University of Nebraska; and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center at Old Dominion University. During his military career in the U.S. Army, Mike served as chair of the Systems Engineering Department at West Point in New York and on key government engineering, modeling, simulation and analysis committees.
Tobi Mathouser | President & Chief Operating Officer
As president and COO, Tobi oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of Goodwill Omaha’s mission programs and retail organization. Tobi began her career with Goodwill as a mission program coordinator in October 2006. Since then, she has served in a variety of positions at Goodwill, including organizational development manager, federal contracts director and mission advancement director.
In 2017, Tobi enrolled in Goodwill Industries International’s Executive Development Program, a globally respected, award-winning program designed to mold experienced leaders within Goodwill organizations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology from the University of Nebraska–Omaha, and she is a graduate of Goodwill Industries International’s Senior Leadership Program.
Janelle Ellis | Retail Operations Director
Janelle began her career with Goodwill as an assistant store manager in September 2006. Serving Goodwill in various roles throughout her tenure, she currently leads Goodwill’s retail operations for our 17 retail locations and three attended donation centers (ADCs). Janelle also oversees transportation and logistics, facilities maintenance, and custodial contracts. Janelle is a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Kearney.
Erin Blackledge | Human Resources Director
Erin joined Goodwill in May 2013 as a human resources specialist, and her exemplary record and continued professional development have led to multiple promotions since then. In December 2019, Erin was named Goodwill’s human resources director, and she currently oversees the organization’s HR, safety and loss prevention.
Erin earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and she holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.
Elaine Leibert | Finance Director
Elaine Leibert joined Goodwill’s team in December 2019. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the finance industry, and her previous role was as the COO at the Strategic Air Command (SAC) & Aerospace Museum. Elaine also held several controller positions where she oversaw finance departments at multiple locations and with budgets in excess of $50 million. Her expertise includes financial analysis, budgeting and strategic planning.
Although she has worked at for-profit businesses for the majority of her career, Elaine has spent the past eight years working for nonprofit organizations. She is an operations-focused leader who consistently looks to improve efficiencies and transparency for both internal and external customers.
Michael Sachar | Information Technology Manager
Michael joined Goodwill as IT manager in July 2018. Prior to joining Goodwill, he served as the IT manager at Cabelas, director of point-of-sale (POS) systems at Beall’s Department Stores, and IT director at the Smithsonian. Michael is a graduate of Huntingdon College.
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