Disability Rights Nebraska is governed by a thirteen 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

Jill Flagel, Chairperson Lincoln, NE
Mary Angus, Vice-Chairperson Omaha, NE
Julie Stahla, Secretary Grand Island, NE
Victoria Rasmussen, Treasurer Lincoln, NE
Lisa Alexander Lincoln, NE
Pat Cottingham Lincoln, NE
Brett Elizabeth Ebert Lincoln, NE
Brooke Henzl Sidney, NE
John Lakey Kearney, NE
Carla Lasley Lincoln, NE
Mary McHale Omaha, NE
Ella Ochoa North Platte, NE
William Voss Scottsbluff, NE

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

* indicates not a member of the Disability Rights Nebraska Board of Directors

Lisa Alexander, Chairperson Omaha, NE
Jen Genzler * Omaha, NE
Shelldon Skelcher* Scottsbluff, NE
Kathleen Hansen* Lincoln, NE
Susan Hopson* North Plate, NE
Ken Timmerman Omaha, NE

Protection and Advocacy for individuals with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) Advisory Council

* indicates not a member of the Disability Rights Nebraska Board of Directors

Marla Fisher-Lempke* Lincoln, NE
Dave Merrill* Lincoln, NE
Linda Redfern* Scottsbluff, NE
Mike Chittenden* Lincoln, NE
Kristen Larsen* Lincoln, NE

Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights / Assistive Technology / Beneficiaries of Social Security / Traumatic Brain Injury / Voting Access (PAIR / PAAT / PABSS / PATBI / PAVA) Advisory Council

* indicates not a member of the Disability Rights Nebraska Board of Directors

Kathy Hoell* Bellevue, NE
John Wyvil* Lincoln, NE
Tobias Orr* Lincoln, NE
Timothy Curtis* Omaha, NE
Victoria Rasmussen Lincoln, NE

Citizen Advocacy Committee

* indicates not a member of the Disability Rights Nebraska Board of Directors

Julie Stahla, Committee Chairperson Grand Island, NE
Mickey Creager* Lincoln, NE
Claude Louishomme* Kearney, NE
Karma Newman Lincoln, NE
Ella Ochoa North Platte, NE
Josie Romero* Grand Island, NE
Lisa Braasch* Fremont, NE

Disability Rights Nebraska Staff

Meet the Staff

  • Eric Evans - Chief Executive Officer

  • Judy Ganoung - Fiscal and Human Resources Director

  • Tania Diaz - Legal Services Director

  • Dianne DeLair - Senior Staff Attorney

  • Michael Elsken - Staff Attorney

  • Brian Craig - Staff Attorney

  • John Murphy - Program Consultant

  • Brad Meurrens - Public Policy Specialist

  • Molly Klocksin - Case Advocate

  • Mindy Nepper - Community Outeach Disability Advocate
    - Scottsbluff office

  • Yorleny Diaz-Sullivan - Intake Specialist

  • Karen Masterson - Case Advocate

  • Sharon Ohmberger - Executive Assistant

  • Jillian Ward - Fiscal and Operations Assistant

  • Jennifer Monjaras - Public Policy and Consultative Services Secretary

  • Patricia Nichelson - Legal Secretary

  • Jodi Troyer - Administrative Secretary

  • Adrienne Loutsch - Law Clerk

  • Stephany Maness - Law Clerk