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. 

Kathy Bigsby-Moore     Board Chair      Organizational Capacity Consultant 
Peg Harriott   Board Vice-Chair    Child Saving Institute
Judy Rasmussen    Board Treasurer    Boys Town (non-voting member)
John Jeanetta   Board Secretary   Heartland Family Service
David Reed   Board Director   Boys Town
Dr. Theresa Barron-McKeagney   Board Director   UNO College of Public Affairs & Community Service
Mary Ann Borgeson   Board Director   Douglas County Commissioners
Carolyn Williamson   Board Director   Girls, Inc. of Omaha
Alex Hayes   Board Director   Mutual of Omaha
Eve Bleyhl   Board Director   Nebraska Family Support Network
Nick Juliano   Board Director   Boys Town
Morgan Kelly   Board Director   OMNI Behavioral Health
Orlando Pineda   Board Director   First National Bank
Dr. Kevin Riley   Board Director   Gretna Public Schools


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:

  • Karen Authier, Chief Executive Officer | Nebraska Children’s Home Society
  • 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
  • David 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
  • 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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