Leslie Fattig


Prior to joining the Foundation, Leslie was the Founder and President of AmeriMax Financial Corporation in Frankfort, Illinois. She has more than 30 years experience in executive level management and operations. Leslie graduated from Peru State College, Peru, NE, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Management, and is currently working toward completion of a Master of Science in Organizational Management. She and her husband, Marty, live in Auburn, Nebraska. They have four children and four grandchildren, and enjoy raising Quarter Horses, gardening, and golf.

Sue Quambusch



Sue is an Omaha native who owned and operated a successful printing business in Lincoln for nearly
30 years. She did not want to “retire” so she worked at the Lincoln Parks Foundation for 2 years
before joining the staff of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation in the summer of 2017.
She is currently the Director of Special Projects and works with the Statewide Grants Program,
Scholarships and WanderNebraska.
Sue has four children and 10 grandchildren. She enjoys visiting family whenever she can. Her
hobbies include volunteering, traveling, gardening, reading, and knitting.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in Kearney and the
Board of Advisors for Civic Nebraska. Sue also volunteers for Community Action/Head Start in

Michelle Sullivan

Accounting and

Administrative Coordinator

Michelle has several years of foundation experience as she was a previous director of the Johnson
County Hospital Foundation in Tecumseh, Nebraska, where she raised funds, wrote grant proposals and hosted events for the hospital. Most recently, she worked in the Academic and Student Affairs office of
the UNMC College of Dentistry, managing events and travel, among other duties. In addition, Michelle has an extensive background in marketing and has worked as a business manager and copy editor for a
Lincoln marketing firm and as an editor for a small-town newspaper.

She and her husband, Bob, live in Lincoln and have two married children who live in Omaha. Michelle is an avid reader, a movie buff, and will drag her husband to an amusement park whenever possible.

Sandra Reddish


Sandra Reddish is from a small farm outside of Lincoln. After eight years serving in the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve, she worked for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group in Wichita, Kansas. While in Kansas, she completed her Master’s degree in Public History at Wichita State University. She has worked for over 20 years in the public history field in various capacities of oral historian, collections management, archives, exhibits, historian, public engagement/speaker, and Executive Director. Her historical interests are varied from rural development; communities, military, sports, cultural, social, medieval, westward expansion, North Platte Valley, and whatever else piques her curiosity. Although she is a product of eastern Nebraska, she thoroughly enjoys living out in the western part of the state, roaming around in the prairie landscapes, and fly fishing.


Development and Community Engagement Coordinator

Teresa Breazile witnessed the importance of Nebraska history growing up. Her father, Larry Cook, was the first park superintendent of Indian Cave State Park overseeing its creation and development. Her
first job was making homemade brooms on an early 1900 broom machine, as part of a living history exhibit in the old town of St. Deroin.

Previously, Teresa was employed by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she served as Registrar for the College of Dentistry. She has over 14 years of experience with the Nebraska University
and State College System, and she has extensive background with Systems management, data analysis, institutional research, and project management. Prior to that, Teresa served as Executive Director for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce where she was involved with economic development and local
tourism. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Peru State College.

Teresa and her husband, Jerry, live in Lincoln. They have four children. Teresa loves traveling, spending
time with her children, and walking her dog, Reggie.

Chaitra Pirisingula

Special Projects Intern

 In 2021, Chaitra was one of 29 students selected to join the UNL Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. In addition to her regular class work, in early 2022 she worked for Kiewit as a Design Studio Software Development Intern where she developed and documented a platform to view progress of a solar project. In the summer of 2022 she worked as a Software Engineer Intern at Garmin on the aviation services team in the development of the fly.garmin website.

Chaitra is helping NSHSF with a special project for WanderNebraska.

Makenna Eisenzimmer


Makenna Eisenzimmer is a Junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and previously attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. She is majoring in Animal Science with an Agribusiness and Agronomy minors.  She currently serves on the NEBRASKALand Foundation Board as a youth member and assists with the annual art contest for the State Capital.   She was raised on a family farm in Big Springs, Nebraska where she has enjoyed working during the summers.  Makenna was active in 4-H serving as a Nebraska delegate to National 4-H Congress, showing livestock, and other static projects.  She also participated in FFA with several SAE projects including starting her own show pig business, competing on the Nebraska State Vet Science team at National FFA and earning her American Degree. 

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Emeritus Board of Directors

Board of Trustees

The Foundation is proud of our 182 trustees now representing seven states. For a list of our trustees, please contact

Since its founding in 1942, the Foundation has served as partner to History Nebraska (formerly the Nebraska State Historical Society). Among its duties, the Foundation manages bequests and endowments and raises money from its Trustees and from the wider community to underwrite selected statewide programs and activities for the benefit of Nebraskans everywhere.


  • Provide visible leadership through financial support to the Foundation. Trustees can donate at a level that is comfortable for them. All donations, regardless of amount, are appreciated.
  • Help the Foundation identify and contact potential donors, at all levels of giving, for unrestricted and specific projects.
  • Be an advocate for the Foundation’s mission and activities.
  • Assist in educating others on the ongoing need for support of countless Nebraska history programs.
  • Attend and participate in the Foundation’s Annual Meeting.
  • Attend and participate in Foundation events when possible.

Time Commitment:

Trustees are elected at the Board of Trustees annual meeting and serve a three-year term. At other times during the year, Trustees may be asked by the President or Executive Director to participate on committees or in other Foundation activities. For more information about becoming a trustee, please contact