Board of Directors

Representatives from five Nebraska-based service organizations and representatives from the community make up the Board of Directors for Nebraska Families Collaborative (NFC). Board members have deep roots in eastern Nebraska and genuinely care about the healthy development of our community. They bring years of expertise and practical experience in strengthening families and safeguarding the well-being of children to their role as board members. Together, board members guide NFC's efforts so that all children and families entrusted to our care are safe, healthy and thriving. 

Corporate Officers:

Kathy Bigsby-Moore                        Chair, Director     Organizational Capacity Consultant 
Peg Harriott   Vice-Chair, Director   Child Saving Institute
Judy Rasmussen    Treasurer    Boys Town
John Jeanetta   Secretary, Director   Heartland Family Service


Board of Directors:

Dr. Theresa Barron-McKeagney   Director          UNO College of Public Affairs & Community Service
Eve Bleyhl   Director        Nebraska Family Support Network
Mary Ann Borgeson   Director        Douglas County Commissioners
Alex Hayes   Director        Mutual of Omaha
Nick Juliano   Director        Boys Town
Morgan Kelly   Director        OMNI Behavioral Health
Orlando Pineda   Director        First National Bank
David Reed   Director        Boys Town
Dr. Kevin Riley   Director        Gretna Public Schools
Carolyn Williamson   Director       Girls, Inc. of Omaha


Community Advisory Council

Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council meets monthly to discuss current issues and progress of the work being done to support children and families involved in the child welfare system in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Comprised of representatives from child-serving agencies and groups across the greater Omaha metro area, the Community Advisory Council members provide valuable input that Nebraska Families Collaborative can use to improve how we serve children and families. Current membership includes the following community members:


  • Paul Burnett, Program Coordinator - Fathers for a Lifetime | Charles Drew Health Center, Inc.
  • A’Jamal Byndon, Community Initiatives Consultant | Nebraska Families Collaborative
  • Willie Hamilton, President/CEO & Founder | Black Men United
  • Jill Holt, ICWA Program Coordinator | DHHS, Division of Children and Family Services
  • Lynette Ingram | Relationship Manager North Omaha Community Outreach | Bellevue University
  • Patti Jurjevich, Program Administrator | Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare
  • Kelly Latimer, School Social Worker | Millard South High School
  • Mark LeFlore, Manager Administrative Services | Douglas County Youth Services
  • Ann C. Mangiameli, Attorney at Law, Manager of Medical Legal Partnership Project | Legal Aid of Nebraska
  • Carl Mccullough, Youth Program Coordinator | Eastern NE Community Action Partnership
  • Mary-Beth Muskin, Regional Director | Anti-Defamation League
  • Dave Newell, President & CEO | Nebraska Families Collaborative
  • Todd Reckling, VP of Program | Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
  • Lacy Rudder, Chief Operations Officer | NOVA Treatment Community
  • Camas Steuter, Eastern Service Area Administrator | DHHS, Division of Children and Family Services
  • Lana Temple-Plotz, Chief Program Officer | Nebraska Children's Home Society
  • Cindy Tierney, Executive Director | Concord Mediation Center
  • Heather Tomczak, Director of Community Impact & Housing Safety | United Way of the Midlands
  • Stefanie Torres, Patient Financial Services Manager | Charles Drew Health Center, Inc.
  • Julia Tse, Child Welfare Policy Associate | Voices for Children in Nebraska
  • Melanie Williams-Smotherman, Executive Director | Family Advocacy Movement
  • Andrea Wright, Program Director of Child & Family Services | Heartland Family Service

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