Our People

Our Staff

The staff at YES is committed to ending youth homelessness in Omaha. We do everything in our power to assist youth in crisis. We work as a team to make our services bigger and better, hoping that one day we can reach all the youth who need us.

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

Stacy DeMuth
Director of Donor Relations

Allison Brown-Corson
Director of Development

Ashley Flater
Community Relations Manager

Shawn Miller
Street Outreach Coordinator

Lori Lines
Shelter Coordinator

Tomeki Cobbs
Transitional Living/Mentoring Coordinator

Angela Heim
Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Alicia Lewis
Mentoring Assistant

Our Board of Directors:

Jane Phillips

Immediate Past President
Jim Farho

Rob Schartz

Bryan Peterson

Mark Evans

Jim Farho
Lee Heithoff
J. Incontro
Selva Karunakaran
Sarah Sinovic
Rob Trebilcock
Vicki Trujillo
Jeff Ziemba

Our Board of Trustees:

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


In the News


    Hi! My name is Felicia, and I am going to explain how dedication and hard work helped me buy my first car.   Two years ago, I joined a program called Opportunity Passport. This program is for anyone who has been a former ward of the state. Opportunity Passport helps former wards by matching any money saved to help those […]


    About Trey: Trey came to Youth Emergency Services to find a better life for himself. After staying with his cousin for awhile, he left when he refused to drop out of school at her request. He had nowhere else to turn and very little resources available to him. That’s when he learned about YES. Trey says, […]


    Last Wednesday, May 21, was Omaha’s second annual Omaha Gives! day. Youth Emergency Services participated, and everyone was so surprised and overwhelmed by the community support. This year, YES had set a goal to raise $15,000. Our supportive donors exceeded our expectations and raised over $17,000! That amount is almost double the amount raised last […]

  • New Shelter Bathroom

    With so many youth coming and going at the YES Emergency Shelter, it’s no surprise that it would need an update sooner or later. The First United Methodist Church of Springfield has graciously helped YES to make that update a reality. After taking a look at the before pictures, it’s easy to see why they […]