Board of Directors

Chair: Cesar A. Garcia, Southside Redevelopment 

Co-Chair: Ellen Fitzsimmons, Immigrant Legal Center

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

Bob Herrera, Mutual of Omaha

Cindy Jodlowski, Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska

Lance C. Jones, CFP

Julie A. Knutson, Baird Holm LLC

Orfa Link, House of Brick Technologies

Shannon Peter, PharmD, Think Whole Person Healthcare

Karen E. Rau, Community Volunteer

Carol Russell, Community Volunteer

Director Emeritus
Mary Lee Fitzsimmons, PhD

Our Staff

Carolina Padilla, Executive Director

Carmen Alcazar, Transportation Coordinator

Enrique Amaro, Transportation/Maintenance Coordinator

Christine de la Vega, Care and Wellness Program Manager

Lulu Ferdous, Operations Support Specialist

Sarah Gilbert, Director of Development

Bal Gurung, Transportation

Colin Heskin, Social Worker

Lorena Miller, Life Enrichment Specialist

Paw Moo, Karen Liaison

Diana Pinzon, Nutrition Services Lead

Ta Boe Ra, Karenni Community Liaison

Anahi Reynoso, Director of Social Services

Yadira Santos, Case Worker Liaison

Eh Say, Karen Community Liaison

Dhiraj “DJ” Shrestha, Refugee Program Coordinator

Krishna Subba, Nepali Interpreter/Instructor