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Who We Are

Our People

The staff at YES is committed to ending youth homelessness in Omaha. We do everything in our power to assist youth in crisis.

The YES board of directors represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. Our board members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

Our Staff:

Mary Fraser Meints
Executive Director

Cindy Goodin
Director of Program Services

Mary Talen
Director of Development

Angela Heim
Director of Community Relations

Luke Sutton
Development Assistant

Roger Garcia
HR Coordinator

Shawn Miller
Transitional Living & Maternity Group Home Coordinator

Tony Gramazio
Street Outreach Coordinator

Lori Lines
Shelter Coordinator

Jazmine Everett
Job Readiness Coordinator

Maren Larsen
Mentoring Specialist

Abby Borgmann
Administrative Assistant

Our Board of Directors:

Bryan Peterson

Jeff Ziemba

Allen Hager

Sarah Sinovic

Casey Dyer
Kellie Harry
Matt Hruska
David Ortman
Mike Potthoff
Robert Schartz
Matthew Snyder
Eric Stec
Kelly Strukoff

Our Board of Trustees:

Rex Beck
Steve Beckwith
Angel Carl
Cindy Hadsell
Marlene Hansen-Kaplan
Vic Kensler
Robert Michelic
William Ricketts
Mark Treinen
William Wakefield