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

Molly Carpenter, Home Instead Senior Care

Ellen Fitzsimmons, Immigrant Legal Center

Bob Herrera, Mutual of Omaha

Lance C. Jones, CFP

Orfa Link, House of Brick Technologies

Rafael Maldonado III, Omaha Steaks

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

Enrique Amaro, Transportation/Staff Support

Alba Bachez, Transportation/Staff Support

Lulu Ferdous, Operations Support Specialist

Sarah Gilbert, Fund Development Specialist

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