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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

Barb Farho
Director of Development

Alisha Cook
Director of Finance

Kate Hanke
Development Specialist

Roger Garcia
HR Coordinator

Jamise Williams
Street Outreach Supervisor

Lori Lines
Shelter Supervisor

Jazmine Everett
Job Readiness Coordinator

Maren Larsen
Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator

Michael Watkins
Marketing Coordinator

Abby Borgmann
Administrative Assistant

Our Board of Directors:

Bryan Peterson

Jeff Ziemba

Allen Hager

Kelly Staup

Ashley Brooks
Lynece Daiker
Casey Dyer
Kellie Harry
Matt Hruska
David Ortman
Robert Schartz
Matthew Snyder

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