Artwork by Odera Igbokwe

Andrew Aleman

Andrew Aleman, MSW (He/Him) is a Clinical Social Worker and Independent Consultant based in Omaha, NE. Mr. Aleman’s local and national work is always based in dismantling systems of power and creating spaces for those who experience high levels of oppression. His professional experiences include: Supporting LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, mental health therapy, case management and community engagement with and for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, supervision, Title IX investigation, domestic violence & sexual violence training, as well as community-based sexual health education and advocacy. In response to his community-based work, Mr. Aleman has been recognized by his community with the 2018 Heartland Pride Brad Fuglei Impact Award, 2019 Young, Black, and Influential Award for Advocacy, and 2019 Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Award. Currently, Mr. Aleman works as an indepent consultant with several Nebraska-based organizations to ensure service delivery is inclusive, equitable, and meets best practices. He primarily consults with organizations that directly address injustices impacting the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals, system-impacted youth and adults, as well as communities of color. Mr. Aleman is also an adjunct instructor in the Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. To ensure his work is always connected to community efforts, Mr. Aleman serves on multiple boards and committees. These roles include board member for the GLSEN Omaha Board of Directors, Vice Chair for SIECUS, board member for ALCU Nebraska Board of Directors, and committee member for Nebraska’s Sexual Violence Prevention Collective.