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State Network Director
Based in Des Moines, IA, Adam has a MPA from Drake University. Adam has 15 years experience building partnerships and systems for organizations in the education and public health sector and has extensive experience in project management, training and facilitation, program innovation and stakeholder development.
Senior Customer Success Manager
Raised and based in Nebraska City, NE, Laci has a B.S. in marketing and business administration from Peru State College. Laci has 14 years experience in account management and leading global customer experience teams, and worked in healthcare as an office manager supporting long term care and rehabilitation services.
Senior 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.
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.
Network Partnerships, CEM II
Based in Cedar Rapids, IA, Megan has experience working with child welfare agencies, healthcare partners, and advocating for change at a local, state, and federal level, including working with Iowans for Safe Access and Epilepsy Foundation of Iowa.
Senior Policy Manager
Based in Washington, D.C., Natalie has a Master of Public Health from University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Nutritional Science from Penn State University. Natalie has extensive experience in healthcare quality, population health, complex case management, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and health equity.
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.