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Who We Are

Disability Rights Nebraska is governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors. We also work with advisory groups to get information to help guide our programs. All of the members of the Board and the advisory groups are volunteers. Most of them are people with disabilities or people with a family member who has a disability.

The people who work at Disability Rights Nebraska are well qualified. They are dedicated to the ideals of the disability rights movement. Our staff works hard to support and defend the rights of people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Nebraska Board of Directors

  • Mary Angus, Chairperson - Omaha, NE
  • Carla Lasley, Vice Chairperson - Lincoln, NE
  • John Lakey, Tresurer - Kearney, NE
  • Sophia Alvarez - Lincoln, NE
  • Lisa Casullo - Waverly, NE
  • China Dixon - North Platte, NE
  • Seamus Kelly - Omaha, NE
  • Candi Koenig - Kearney, NE
  • Claude Louishomme - Kearney, NE
  • Mary McHale - Omaha, NE
  • William O. Voss - Scottsbluff, NE
  • Michael Warner - Omaha, NE

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council

  • Lisa Casullo, Chair* - Waverly, NE
  • Carol Countryman - Lincoln, NE
  • Patti Jo Hesselgesser, Secretary - Grand Island, NE
  • Ken Timmerman, Vice Chairperson - Bellevue, NE
  • Marj Willeke - Lincoln, NE
  • Paulissa Kipp - Omaha, NE
  • Michael M. Dicken - Palmyra, NE
  • Amy Miller - Lincoln, NE
  • Jonathan Koley - Omaha, NE
  • Thomas Newcombe - Norfolk, NE

Citizen Advocacy Committee

  • Julie Stahla, Chairperson - Grand Island, NE
  • Ella Ochoa - North Platte, NE
  • Claude Louishomme - Kearney, NE*
  • Mickey Creager - Lincoln,NE
  • Kristin Pluhacek - Omaha, NE
  • Lisa Braasch - Fremont, NE
  • Josie Romero - Grand Island, NE

* indicates a member of the Disability Rights Nebraska Board of Directors

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