Board of Directors

Chair: Julie A. Knutson, Baird Holm LLC

Co-Chair: Cesar A. Garcia, DLR Group

Treasurer: Ed Finan, American National Bank

Secretary: Donna DostalPottawattamie County Community Foundation

Rachel Bruch, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Cassandra Carmicheal, First National Bank of Omaha

Molly Carpenter, Home Instead Senior Care

Ellen Fitzsimmons, Immigrant Legal Center

Bob Herrera, Mutual of Omaha

Cindy Jodlowski, Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska

Lance C. Jones, CFP

Orfa Link, House of Brick Technologies

Shannon Peter, PharmD, Think Whole Person Healthcare

Karen E. Rau, Union Pacific Railroad

Carol Russell, Community Volunteer

Director Emeritus
Mary Lee Fitzsimmons, PhD

Our Staff

Carolina Padilla, Executive Director

Carmen Alcazar, Transportation/Staff Support

Enrique Amaro, Transportation/Staff Support

Lulu Ferdous, Operations Support Specialist

Sarah Gilbert, Director of Development

Sandy Heather, Communications & Marketing Specialist

Lorena Miller, Life Enrichment Specialist

Ta Boe Ra, Karenni Community Liaison

Anahi Reynoso, Director of Social Services

Omar Romero, Transportation Coordinator

Fabiola Salas, Nutrition Program Lead

Yadira Santos, Case Worker Liaison

Eh Say, Karen Community Liaison

Dhiraj “DJ” Shrestha, Refugee Program Coordinator

Klee Shwe, Karen Case Worker

Krishna Subba, Nepali Interpreter/Instructor