John is a father, husband, mental health professional and educator running to represent District 20 in the Nebraska Legislature. He has spent the last decade helping people overcome challenges through his work as a mental health provider and teaching the next generation of Social Workers as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. After growing up in Omaha, he returned from New York with his husband and son to grow his family in Omaha. He strongly believes that Nebraska is at its best when the Good Life is an opportunity for all Nebraskans – one that includes a strong, fully-funded public school system, quality, affordable mental health services and healthcare, and a strong local economy to support our community.
John’s career has centered around providing evidenced-based treatment to help those in need. He started his career at Callen-Lorde, a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves the LGBTQ community. He later served at NYU’s Student Health Center, and then opened his own private practice, where he currently works with people from all backgrounds. He has consulted businesses to bolster employee well-being and taught advanced graduate degree courses at Columbia University. In his line of work, success is determined by the ability to listen, develop trust, provide advice and drive change. This will be no different from the approach John will take in Lincoln – ensuring all Nebraskans grow and prosper from evidence-based policies.