Board of Directors

Current as of October 2019


Nici Johnson

ESU 13

Term: October 2020

Betsy Vidlak

Community Action Partnership of Western NE

Term: October 2020

Karen Eisenbarth

Northwest Community Action Partnership

Term: October 2020


Mandy Fertig

Aging Office of Western Nebraska

Term: October 2022

Leodegario Sierra

UNL Extension

Term: October 2021

 Jonnie Kusek

Panhandle Trails Intercity Public Transit
Term: October 2022

Sandy Montague-Roes

Western Community Health Resources 

Term: October 2022

At Large

Katie Samples Dean

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Term: October 2020

Doug Mader


Term: October 2020

Kortni Zeiler

Department of Health & Human Services

Term: October 2020

 Rachel Sissel

Volunteers of America of Western Nebraska

Term: October 2022

Karen Benzel

United Way of Western Nebraska – Box Butte & Dawes County

Term: October 2021

Edison Rednest

Native Futures

Term: October 2021



By Status of Position

Kim Engel

Panhandle Public Health District


Paulette Schnell

Scottsbluff County Health Director & Regional West

Medical Center


Brenda Brooks

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services


President:  Betsy Vidlak

Vice-President:  Katie Samples Dean

Secretary: Mandy Fertig

Treasurer: Doug Mader

Executive Director: Faith Mills

Operations Coordinator: Jessica Lecher

Contract Accounting: Nickole Gosnel