Thank you to all our partners working in health and social care during COVID-19. Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus for up-to-date information.

Our Team

Our Unite Us team is dedicated to improving outcomes in your community. To learn more about what we do, click here.

Mariel Harding

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.

Jeff Spiehs

Community Engagement Manager

Based in Omaha, Jeff has experience working in community building, neighborhood planning, affordable housing, transportation systems, equity and engagement. His educational background is in Economics and Communications.

Ericka Lewon

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.

Bobbie Bohnsack

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.

Melissa Adams

Account Manager

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.

Alexandra Little

Account Manager

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.

Strategic Partners

Melanie Surber

MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer and VP of Clinical Services, CyncHealth​

To learn more about CyncHealth, their multi-state initiative, and their leading role in the network, please contact Melanie Surber, MSN, RN, Chief Clinical Officer and VP of Clinical Services at CyncHealth.

John Quinn

Director, 211 United Way of the Midlands

To learn more about the Nebraska 211 Contact Center team's role in the network, please contact John Quinn, Director, 211, United Way of the Midlands.