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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

Barb Farho
Director of Development

Alisha Cook
Director of Finance

Kalisha Reed
Director of Program Services

Lori Lines
Housing Supervisor

Jamise Williams
Street Outreach Supervisor

Candice Brown
Maternity Group Home Coordinator

Will Meinen
Quality Improvement Manager

Michael Watkins
Marketing and Communications Manager

Skyler Mann
Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

Jalei Hobson
Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

Christine Arnaiz
Transition Advocate

Rachel McAlpin
Transition Advocate

Maren Larsen
Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator

Kate Hanke
Development Specialist

Abby Borgmann
Executive Assistant

LaDawna Doolittle
Administrative Assistant

Our Board of Directors:

Jeff Ziemba

Kellie Harry

Matt Hruska

Kelly Staup

Megan Belcher
Ashley Brooks
Lynece Daiker
Casey Dyer
Precious Lesley
David Ortman
Sherie Thomas
Andy Wilson

Our Board of Trustees:

Rex Beck
Steve Beckwith
Angel Carl
Cindy Hadsell
Marlene Hansen-Kaplan
Victor Kensler
Robert Michelic
Bryan Peterson
William Ricketts
William Wakefield