Board and Trustees

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves as the governing body for the Foundation. The Board establishes policies and sets direction for the Foundation. The board meets three times a year. The NSHS Director, President and Secretary of the Society Board are ex-officio members of the Foundation Board.

Rod Basler
Lizabeth Bavitz, Executive VP
Sue Clement
Nancy E. Davis
Kirk Jamison
F. William Karrer
Martin A. Massengale
Michael Nelson
Allison Petersen, Secretary
Gail Debuse Potter, Treasurer
Ryan Sailer
Trixie Schmidt, President
L. Joe Stehlik
Sue Tricker
Carol Zink

Board of Trustees

These individuals help us secure private gifts and promote the Society and its activities, as well as provide personal support. The Trustees meet annually.

Margaret Allington, Lincoln
Brian Allison, Lincoln
Janet Allison, Lincoln
Sue Arganbright, Valentine
Helen Bartee, Omaha
Robert Bartee, Omaha
Sandy Bartling, Wayne
Deborah Basler, Lincoln
Rodney Basler, Lincoln
Robin Bates, Lincoln
Rod Bates, Lincoln
Lizabeth Bavitz, Lincoln
Earlene Beatty, Omaha
James Beatty, Omaha
James Bellman, Lincoln
John Stevens Berry, Sr., Lincoln
Margaret Berry, Lincoln
Cindy Biehl, Elkhorn
David Biehl, Elkhorn
Kurth Brashear, Seward
Edson Bridges, Omaha
Eric Brown, Lincoln
Rae Brown, Wayne
David Buntain, Blair
Richard Callaway, Fremont
Jack Campbell, Lincoln
Therese Campbell, Gretna
Christie Campbell-Grossman, Roca
Denvia Capozio, Omaha
Clarey Castner, Lincoln
Robert Cherny, San Francisco, CA
Cloyd Clark, McCook
Sue Clement, Grand Island
Nancy Yates Cohen, Omaha
Virginia Coulter, Bridgeport
Jim Creigh, Omaha
Sara Crook, Peru
Gene Crump, Lincoln
Jim Cudaback, Riverdale
Harl Dalstrom, Omaha
Kay Dalstrom, Omaha
Al Davis, Hyannis
Dottie Davis, Hyannis
Nancy Davis, Omaha
Robert Davis, Omaha
Spencer Davis, Bellevue
Vivian Davis, Bellevue
Allen Dayton, Lincoln
Don Dillon, Barefoot Beach, FL
Donald Dworak, Columbus
Judy Dworak, Columbus
Ralph Eatinger, Thedford
Paul Ehrenberger, Rogers
Valerie Ehrenberger, Rogers
Marva Ellwanger, Sidney
Lila Fiebig, Alliance
Marilyn Forke, Lincoln
Robin Forke, Lincoln
Kathleen C. Fowles, Grand Island
Janet Fox, Kearney
Jerry Fox, Kearney
Bruce Frasier, Omaha
Sally Ganem, Fremont
Gretchen Garcia, Lincoln
Valarie Geisert, Ogallala
Kristine Gerber, Omaha
Don R. Gerlach, Harvard
David Gradwohl, Ames, IA
Priscilla Grew, Lincoln
Judy Guenzel, Lincoln
Steve Guenzel, Lincoln
Brett Harris, Lincoln
James Harris, Lincoln
Bill Hayes, Lincoln
Shona Heim, Champion
Candy Henning, Lincoln
Fred Henninger, Omaha
Stephen P. Herman, Curtis
Margaret Hermes, Hastings
James Hewitt, Lincoln
Alice Holtz, Nebraska City
Daniel Holtz, Nebraska City
Jack Jackson, Omaha
Kirk Jamison, Lincoln
Joel Johnson, Kearney
Susan Jacobs Johnson, Lincoln
Jay Jones, Thedford
Ron Kallhoff, Lincoln
F. William Karrer, Omaha
Dianne Kennedy, Lincoln
Kay Kimberly, Big Springs
JoAnne Kissel, Lincoln
Tina Kitt, Wauneta
Lynette Krieger, Hastings
Paul Krieger, Hastings
Syd Kruse, Walthill
Micah Laaker, Mountain View, CA
Karin Lamkins, Lincoln
R. G. Lamkins, Lincoln
Hugh Lau, Lincoln
Roger Lempke, Lincoln
David Levy, Omaha
Dave Ley, Wayne
Jan Lipovsky, Lincoln
Robbie Lonewolf, Walthill
Diane Longo, Kearney
Peter Longo, Kearney
Andrew Loudon, Lincoln
Carol Maddux, Wauneta
Cyndy Maddux, Lincoln
Peter Maddux, Lincoln
Ed Malk, Lincoln
William R. Marsh, Grand Island
Mark Maser, Omaha
Martin Massengale, Lincoln
Mary Ann May-Pumphrey, San Jose, CA
Donald McClure, Walton
Donna McClure, Walton
Deb McCollister, Omaha
John McCollister, Omaha
Cynthia Hardin Milligan, Omaha
Robert Milligan, Omaha
Alan Moeller, Lincoln
Mick Moriarty, Omaha
Robert Nefsky, Lincoln
Christie Cater Nelson, Lincoln
Michael K. Nelson, Lincoln
James Nissen, Lincoln
David Oldfather, Kearney
Diane Oldfather, Lincoln
Connie Olsen, McCook
Cynthia Olson, Lincoln
Marlene Orr, Lisco
Timothy Otto, Aurora
Judy Parks, Papillion
Ron Parks, Papillion
Allison Petersen, Walton
Carter Peterson, Wayne
James S. Pittenger, Jr., Lincoln
Cara Ellen Potter, Friend
Gail DeBuse Potter, Lincoln
Richard Powell, Lincoln
Pam Price, Grand Island
L. Robert Puschendorf, Lincoln
Helen Raikes, Ashland
Bob Ripley, Lincoln
Bruce Rippeteau, Lincoln
Brad Rohrig, Omaha
Douglas Rusk, Lincoln
Ryan Sailer, Lincoln
Greg Samuelson, Omaha
Trixie Schmidt, Lincoln
Chuck Schroeder, Eagle
Sandy Scofield, Lincoln
Jeff Searcy, Lincoln
Mary Searcy, Lincoln
Scott Semrad, Omaha
Bonnie Seyfer, Plattsmouth
Harlan Seyfer, Plattsmouth
Carmen Shively, Lincoln
Robert Shively, Lincoln
Len Sloup, Lincoln
Lawrence Small, Lincoln
Margaret Small, Lincoln
Linda Smith, Lincoln
Mary Smith, Lincoln
Michael J. Smith, Lincoln
Pamela Snow, Ashland
L. Joe Stehlik, Pawnee City
Gloria Strope, Lincoln
John Strope, Lincoln
Marvin Stumpf, Grant
Dennis Swanson, Bassett
Judy Thietje, Fremont
Tim Thietje, Fremont
Edward Tricker, Lincoln
Sue Tricker, Lincoln
Jean Holmquist Vincent, York
Rod Walker, Omaha
Anne Thorne Weaver, Omaha
Anna Castner Wightman, Omaha
Erin Willis, Lincoln
Avery Ladd Woods, Lincoln
Janet Woolsoncroft, Lincoln
Charlie Wright, Lincoln
Birgit Young, Lincoln
Dale Young, Lincoln
Carol Zink, Lincoln
Walt Zink, Lincoln

Executive Committee

The Foundation’s Executive Committee is comprised of the President and 6 trustees elected by the Board of Directors who meet, as needed, to address any business before the Foundation that would require actions between board meetings.

Trixie Schmidt, President
Lizabeth Bavitz, Executive VP
Gail DeBuse Potter, Treasurer
Allison Petersen, Secretary
Kirk Jamison
Michael “OJ” Nelson