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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.

Disability Rights Nebraska Board of Directors

  • Mary Angus, Chairperson - Omaha, NE
  • Carla Lasley, Vice Chairperson - Lincoln, NE
  • John Lakey, Treasurer - Kearney, NE
  • Lisa Casullo, Secretary - Waverly, NE
  • Sophia Alvarez - Lincoln, NE
  • Josh Burke - Lincoln, NE
  • China Dixon - North Platte, NE
  • Seamus Kelly - Omaha, NE
  • Paulissa Kipp - 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, Vice Chairperson - Lincoln, NE
  • Amy Miller, Secretary - Grand Island, NE
  • Marj Willeke - Lincoln, NE
  • Paulissa Kipp* - 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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