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Owlish Team

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Meet Our Team

Heather Holmes Owlish

Founder + CEO

Passionate about impacting individuals, Heather is an entrepreneur, community activist, and sought after mentor who is encouraged daily by the strong women and feminists in her life. She is deeply grateful for her partnership with her wife Michelle. Heather has spent her career and sees her life’s works as advocating for inclusion and diversity, more specifically for older LGBTQ+ adults. 

Cynthia Lindenmeyer

Cynthia Lindenmeyer

Advisor + Board

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Lindenmeyer founded the virtual Sacred Activism Community and currently serves as a chaplain for American Public University System (APUS) and the American Military University (AMU). A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Cynthia earned her M.Div from Duke Divinity School and Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. Her passions include ministry through Spinning, Zumba, and Yoga. 

Carey Candrian

Carey Candrian

Advisor + Board

Carey is an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar. She received her MA in organizational communication and PhD in health communication from the University of Colorado and received post-doctoral training in health literacy from the Institute of Communication and Health at the University of Lugano Switzerland. Her research explores how communication affects healthcare, specifically older LGBT adults. 

Amie Konwinski

Amie Konwinski

Advisor + Board

Amie is the founder and CEO of Smart Gen Society Inc. Her life journey led her from a tumultuous childhood and displacement to joining the U.S. Navy at 17. After an honorable discharge, Amie joined the reserves to complete another nine years and became a Company Commander and decorated Chief Petty Officer (ITC). After the birth of their second daughter, Amie traded-in computer tools for diapers and had three more daughters in six-years.
David Thompson

David Thompson

Advisor + Board

David is an attorney with the law firm of Carlson & Burnett, where his practice focuses on Elder Law, Medicaid planning, Veterans benefits, and guardianships. He has presented and published articles on end-of-life planning, elder abuse and a range of other topics. David is the Executive Editor of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys journal. He received his B.A. with high distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his master’s degree from Oxford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Megan Moslander

Megan Moslander

Advisor + Board

Megan Moslander has a BA in Human Services and Applied Psychology and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Her career has focused on fundraising, marketing, communications and event planning at several nonprofits. Megan is a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professional Council, Programming Co-Chair of AFP Nebraska and Advisory Board Member for The Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.

Ralph Kellogg

Ralph Kellogg

Advisor + Board

Ralph is the AVP of Human Resources at Lutheran Family Services and Adjunct Instructor at Bellevue University. Ralph has a background in strategic planning, training, corporate communications, and labor union management. He is actively involved in social justice work, serving on the board of ACLU of Nebraska, Omaha Public Library Foundation, and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands. Ralph received a B.S. in Business Administration from Creighton University, MBA from Bellevue University and M.S. in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University. He also received a B.S. in Human Resources Management from Bellevue University.