Andrew Aleman (He|Him|His) is a Clinical Social Worker and Independent Consultant from Omaha, NE. Andrew’s professional roles have always been based in dismantling systems of power and uplifting the voices of those who are silenced. For three years as a private practice therapist, Andrew worked with LGBTQ+ youth & young adults as they navigated barriers and life transitions. During his three years at Nebraska AIDS Project, he worked directly with individuals living with HIV/AIDS, assisting them in obtaining needed resources and building additional supports. After being promoted to Community Engagement Supervisor, he was essential in making HIV/AIDS testing and education more accessible to Omaha’s black community.
Currently, Mr. Aleman works as a consultant partnering with multiple organizations to address injustices impacting the lives of LGBTQ+ individuals, youth in the juvenile justice system, and violence against black women. Mr. Aleman also currently serves as the Co-Chair for the GLSEN Omaha Board of Directors, and as a member of the policy committee for ACLU Nebraska. Mr. Aleman was honored to be the 2018 Heartland Pride Brad Fuglei Impact Award recipient, and a 2019 Young, Black, and Influential Award recipient for Advocacy.