Senior Community Engagement Manager
Based in Omaha, NE, Mariel has a MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is also trained as a nurse. Mariel has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than ten years, working to develop systems to improve community health.
Community Engagement Manager
Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ericka has a B.S. in psychology with an emphasis in criminal justice. Ericka has experience with children and families involved in the court system through her work at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Juvenile Probation.
Network Hub Support Specialist
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Sabina has a B.S in psychology from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Sabina has experience working both directly with families through the child welfare system as well as working with organizations to strengthen the response to child abuse and neglect.
Senior Account Manager
Based in Johnston, IA, Bobbie has an MHA from Des Moines University. Bobbie has 20+ years of experience in health care and public health with dedicated work in partnering with community health centers to reduce health disparities and improve health equity in medically underserved communities.
Based in Cedar Rapids, IA, Melissa has a B.A. in health education. Melissa has 10+ years in health education and provider relations. She has experience in building stronger communities through health care coalition relationships.
Based in Aberdeen, SD, Alexandra has an M.S. in health services administration. Alexandra has over eight years of experience in health care and public health, with her work focused on building stronger communities through health care coalition relationships.
Based in central Wisconsin, Leah has a BSW from Southwest Minnesota State University and is working on completing a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Leah has spent the last ten years as a leader in county health and human services with specialty experience in working with individuals who are aging and individuals with a disability.
Community Engagement Manager
Based in North Platte, NE, Emily has a B.S. in psychology. Emily has experience working with children and families through her roles within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Child Support Enforcement.
Customer Success Manager
Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Callie has a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American studies from Loyola University New Orleans. Callie has experience working in client-facing roles within start-up software companies, supporting education, nonprofit and healthcare sectors, and healthcare commercial real estate.
Network Health Analyst
Raised and based in Durham, NC, Kathryn has a B.A. in political science and global studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kathryn has experience working in nonprofit management, community development, and research and evaluation.
Through my work in child protective services and juvenile parole, so many times I sat in team meetings and court hearings feeling like we had failed children and families. Time-and-time again, we asked them to complete a laundry list of items instead of meeting them “where they were at.” Unite Nebraska allows for just that. Families that are already in crisis no longer have to re-tell their story over and over to different organizations while trying to access services. The responsibility is now on the provider to connect to the family and wrap them in services, creating strong health equity among the underserved, and within our rural communities. I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of this groundbreaking opportunity.
In my previous experience I helped youth and family involved in the court system. I saw families fear being vulnerable about their needs, as they worried it would be used against them or require them to be involved in the system for a longer period of time. I saw them become hopeless and frustrated. Unite Us allows people to get connected to services quickly and without court involvement. Unite Us saves providers time looking up resources and gives confidence in knowing the referral you’ve made will get people connected to services. Unite Us gives everyone peace of mind, for the person in need and for the person who wants to help them. It inspires me to think about how we will change our communities.