To create unity and prosperity throughout Lincoln while honoring our African American heritage.


Malone programs and services are designed to help achieve our mission to eliminate multigenerational poverty in Lincoln.

Malone was founded in 1955 through a reorganization of the Lincoln Urban league. The league founders were determined to improve social and economic conditions and increase understanding between all races.

For the last 66 years Malone has served neighboring families, youth, and the Lincoln community with inclusive, social, cultural, educational, employment and welfare services. With our mission to end-multi-generational poverty and our vision to create unity and prosperity in Lincoln, we are constantly re-evaluating our programs to ensure the current needs of the community are being met.



Malone Board members envision and direct our progress.

Max Rodenberg | Malone Center Board Member

Max L. Rodenburg

Board President

Male Staff Person - The Malone

Topher Hansen


Jan Sheridan | Malone Center Board Member

Jan Sheridan


Michael Q Thompson | Malone Center Board Member

Micheal Q. Thompson

Board Member

Dr. Charlene Maxie-Harris | Malone Center Board Member

Dr. Charlene Maxey-Harris

Board Member

Tim Clare | Malone Center Board Member

Tim Clare

Board Member

Male Staff Person - The Malone

Mike Demps

Board Member

Female Staff Person - The Malone

Deb Mullen

Board Member

Leon Holloway | Malone Center Board Member

Leon Holloway

Board Member

Male Staff Person - The Malone

Kelsey Liddy

Board Member

Connie Duncan | Malone Center Board Member

Connie Duncan

Board Member

Jasmine Kingsley | Malone Center Board Member

Jasmine Kingsley

Board Member


The Malone staff and team members are a group of passionate professionals who tirelessly deliver for our community.

John Goodwin, Executive Director - The Malone Center

John Goodwin

Executive Director

Tyrina Webster, Director of Operations - The Malone Center

Tyrina Webster

Director of Operations

Laura McCulley, Grant Manager - The Malone Center

Laura McCulley

Grant Manager

Female Staff Person - The Malone

Ishma Valenti

Director of Teen Programming

Female Staff Person - The Malone

Jillian Boldt

Director of Malone Maternal Wellness

Karla Brown, Director of Youth Programs - The Malone Center

Karla Brown

Director of Youth Programs

Male Staff Person - The Malone

Michael Hunter

Athletic Director

Female Staff Person - The Malone

Christiana Vermeline

Director of Community Health & Outreach