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 Dostal, Heartland Family Service

Molly Carpenter, Home Instead Senior Care

Ellen Fitzsimmons, studioINSITE

Bob Herrera, Mutual of Omaha

Lance C. Jones, CFP

Orfa Link, House of Brick Technologies

Juan J. Montoya, Creighton University

Shannon Peter, PharmD, Think Whole Person Healthcare

Karen E. Rau, Union Pacific Railroad

Kevin Rochford, RN, BSN, FACHE, Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Carol Russell, Community Volunteer

Director Emeritus
Mary Lee Fitzsimmons, PhD

Our Staff

Carolina Padilla, Executive Director

Maria Amaro, Nutrition Coordinator

Alba Bachez, Transportation/General Support

Lulu Ferdous, Refugee Program Coordinator

Sarah Gilbert, Fund Development Specialist

Sandy Heather, Communications & Marketing Specialist

Lee Mar, Karenni Interpreter/Instructor

Maritza Montoya, Program & Activities Coordinator

Anahi Reynoso, Director of Social Services

Omar Romero, Transportation/General Support

Yadira Santos, Case Worker Liaison

Dhiraj “DJ” Shrestha, Nepali Interpreter/General Support

Ehtheyu Shwe, Karen Interpreter/Instructor

Klee Shwe, Administrative Assistant/Karen Interpreter

Krishna Subba, Nepali Interpreter/Instructor