Board of Directors

Chair: Julie A. Knutson, Baird Holm LLC

Vice Chair: Kevin Rochford, Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Treasurer: Heath Paulsen, First National Bank

Secretary: Donna Dostal, Heartland Family Service

Chris Alford, Home Instead Senior Care

Ellen Fitzsimmons, Studio Insite

Cesar A. Garcia, DLR Group

Bob Herrera, Mutual of Omaha

Kristina Jordan, COX Media Communications

Juan J. Montoya, Creighton University

Karen Rau, Union Pacific

Carol Russell, Community Volunteer

Alex Wachholtz, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Director Emeritus
Mary Lee Fitzsimmons, PhD

Our Staff

Carolina Padilla, Executive Director

Maria Amaro, Nutrition Coordinator

Lulu Ferdous, Refugee Program Coordinator

Sarah Gilbert, Fund Development Specialist

Sandy Heather, Communications & Marketing Specialist

Maritza Montoya, Program & Activities Coordinator

Omar Romero, Transportation/General Support

Anahi Reynoso, Director of Social Services

Daisy Sanchez, Senior Home Liaison

Bett Seintu, Karenni Interpreter

Dhiraj “DJ” Shrestha, Nepali Interpreter

Klee Shwe, Administrative Assistant/Karen Interpreter

Krishna Subba, Nepali Interpreter/Instructor