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Prior to joining First Five Nebraska, for more than six years Adam advocated for policies promoting the community inclusion, rights and autonomy of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has served on numerous legislative teams and committees focused on these efforts. Adam became interested in early childhood policy through working with youth with disabilities, researching the impact of early interventions and raising children.
Adam leads the Learning Begins at Birth project for Nebraska’s Preschool Development Grant. He serves on Prosper Lincoln’s Early Childhood Implementation Team; the Lincoln Early Childhood Network’s Access to Quality, Parent Support teams and Leadership teams; the Help Me Grow Leadership Committee; the Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council; and on the board of directors for the Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children, the HUB and the Arc of Lincoln. Adam has presented on early childhood issues at the Alliance for Early Success Partner Summit, the Nebraska State Education Conference, Concordia University, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska Head Start Conference, Nebraska Early Childhood Professionals meetings and more. He received an M.A. and B.A. in political science from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Adam and his wife, Amanda, have three sons. He enjoys playing, coaching and watching sports and attending concerts, movies and book club gatherings.
Areas of Focus
State and Federal Early Childhood Policy, Prenatal-to-Age-3 Initiatives, Early Childhood Workforce