To Report Child Abuse

Nebraska: 1 (800) 652-1999
Iowa: 1 (800) 362-2178

To Contact Us

(402) 595-1326
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
After hours by appointment only


Nicole Cooper, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Caren Dean, Ph.D

Senior Director of People and Culture

Amy Chisholm

Senior Director of Development

Angela Roeber, APR

Senior Director of Communications

Colleen Roth, LMHP

Senior Director of Response Services

Finance / Operations / Administrative

  • Allison Burger
    Administrative Assistant
  • Cheryl Graser
    Accounting Specialist
  • Denise Nguyen
  • Fei Li
    Finance Manager
  • Martha Gilchrist
    Part-Time Accountant
  • Ronda Stemm
    Payroll Specialist
  • Carol Lehotyak
    Billing Clerk
  • Rob Kellar
    IT & Facilities Director
  • Dan Lund
    Facilities Manager
  • Jaimie Qaiser
    Business Systems Coordinator
  • Jeff McNulty
    Network Administrator
  • Steven Brabec
    Network Administrator
  • Jessica Funk
    Human Resources Coordinator
  • Chris Seda-Burley
    Human Resources Generalist
  • Gabby Hogan
    Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Hailey Krueger
    Social Media Specialist


  • Brenda Bruneau
    Donor Data Administrative Specialist
  • Lauren Peterson
    Development Manager
  • Stephanie Niverson
    Program Grant Coordinator
  • Tara Martz
    Development Specialist
  • Tracy Baker
    Grant Coordinator

Research & Data

  • Lynn Castrianno
    Senior Director of Quality Improvement
  • Sheri Goss
    Business Intelligence Developer
  • Summer McSorley
    Business Systems Analyst

Case Coordination

  • Elizabeth Straham
    MDT Coordinator
  • Heather Werthmann
    MDT Coordinator
  • Jessie Serafica
    MDT Coordinator
  • Joleen Stowell
    MDT Coordinator
  • Machaela Hackendahl
    Director of Multidisciplinary Teams
  • Miranda Kellner
    MDT Coordinator

Children & Family Services

  • Adrianna Groetsema
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Alexis Dickerson
    Mental Health Clinical Program Manager
  • Amanda Kuszak
    Program Manager - Forensic Interviewer
  • Amy Eckstrom
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Andres Lara
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Ankita Lavender
    Mental Health Navigator
  • April Taggs
    Intake Coordinator
  • Ashley Noodell
    Family Advocacy Program Manager
  • Cheyanne MacClain
    Intake Program Manager
  • Colleen Brazil
    Senior Director of Children's Services
  • Danielle Cordle
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Ellie Arnold
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Elizabeth Cardenas
    Administrative Assistant
  • Emily Lorenz
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Emma Wright
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Espen Schofield-Smith
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Guissella Herrera
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Halle Stuart
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Janessa Michaelis
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Jen Jensen
    Mental Health Navigator
  • Jenn Poots
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Jeniffer Enriquez Hurtado
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Jessica Tippery
    Director of Children's Services
  • Jessica Feder
    Family Advocate
  • Joanna Halbur
    Director of Mental Health Services
  • Jordan Tesar
    Family Advocate
  • Jose Rojas
    Family Advocate
  • Karalina Brunetto
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Katy Schmitt
    Family Advocate
  • Kristina "Tina" Johnson
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Lacy Mueller
    Intake Coordinator
  • Lisa O'Donnell
    Administrative Assistant
  • Lucely Salgado Antunez
    Mental Health Family Advocate
  • Mackenzi McKown
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Makenzie Mantz
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Mary Ellwanger
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Michelle Douglas
    Administrative Assistant
  • Melissa Gerdes
    On-Call Interpreter
  • Olivia Hoffman
    Family Advocate, PRN
  • Rachael Craig
    Registered Nurse
  • Salvador Hernandez
    Clinical Program Manager
  • Sam Thomas
    Family Advocate
  • Shannon Nelson
    Administrative Assistant
  • Shawn Sullivan
    Family Advocate
  • Shirley Girard
    Office Coordnator
  • Dr. Suzanne Haney
    Medical Director
  • Tess Rannells
    Family Advocate
  • Vanessa Summers
    Clinical Program Manager

Anti-Trafficking and Missing Youth Services

  • Katie Hansen
    Director Anti-Trafficking Youth Services
  • Amanda Osborne
    Anti-Trafficking Youth Specialist
  • Breanna Delp
    Missing Youth Specialist
  • Ines Gomez Job
    Bilingual Anti-Trafficking Youth Specialist
  • Kassandra Nolasco
    Bilingual Missing Youth Specialist
  • Maddie Uryasz
    Anti-Trafficking Youth Specialist
  • Marissa Williams
    Missing Youth Specialist
  • Matt Cavalli
    Anti-Trafficking Youth Specialist
  • Taylor Newton
    Anti-Trafficking Youth Services - Program Manager


  • Angelica Monay
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Angelica Susano
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Brandon Andersen
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Cassie Huye
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Cierra Svagera
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Chandler Misselt
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Erika Rodriguez
    Program Manager
  • Giselle Reyna
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Halle Stichler
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Jake Reiner
    School Liaison
  • Jessica Lee
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Jessica Ploen
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Jessica Trinidad
    Program Manager
  • Katherine Sitler-Elbel
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Katie Gilroy
    Provider Match Liaison
  • Kodjovi Dogbevi
    Director of Connections
  • Kristin Murray
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Laura Primus
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Morgan Berg
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Nathalie Diaz
    Provider Match Liaison
  • Roselyn "Patrice" Garrett
    Program Manager

Training Institute

  • Scott Butler
    Senior Director of Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Tanya Santos
    Director of Training
  • April Stockdale
    Training Specialist
  • Javier Castellote
    Program Manager - Trauma Informed Initiatives
  • Liz Bartels
    Training Specialist
  • Jonathan Davis
    Training Specialist
  • Laura Goding
    E-Learning Coordinator

We wish to thank you for your hospitality and the wonderful program and tour of Project Harmony. We are so fortunate to have an organization acting on the behalf of our children with such outstanding enthusiasm and dedication.

- Rotary Club of Omaha Northwest

Thank you so much for coming to Children’s and speaking to our staff. Your talk on “Understanding Poverty” was excellent, and I could see “wheels turning” as some staff members commented on simple ways their interactions might make a difference for children and parents.

- Patty Carrell, CMSW

I have felt that my input has been highly valued and respected when it comes to doing my job, and that is something that speaks volumes to the working environment here at Project Harmony.

- Brenda Jewell

We began collaborating with the Project Harmony through their Connections program last year, and we’ve continued the partnership. Connections represents an extremely valuable partnership and an opportunity to provide our students with a bridge to mental health services.

- Papillion La Vista Community Schools

Our experience and partnership with Project Harmony/Connections has been fantastic! It is a comfort knowing we have a partner who can connect our students and families with the appropriate resources in times of crisis or trauma.

- Millard Public Schools

This shadowing experience actually made me very interested in this field. One aspect that helped me narrow my choice of careers is the environment that Project Harmony had. It was very upbeat, cheerful and bright.

- UNMC High School Alliance Program – Student Journal

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Project Harmony for planning and delivering professional development to our 70 counselors, social workers and community counselors. We feel fortunate to have such a valuable resource in our community to partner with.

- Millard Public Schools

You have a top rate program – really national quality. I’m totally impressed.

- Lisa Fontes

At our last D2 Center Board meeting, I was describing the training and professional development we provide for our staff. At the top of the list was Project Harmony. Please know that you are providing an invaluable service to nonprofits in our community.

- Greg Emmel

Congratulations on the great media coverage of your Stewards class at Project Harmony on WOWT. You did a great job articulating the importance of prevention, and Susan was amazing too. Thank you so much for your partnership and all the important work you are doing.

- Cindy McElhinney – Darkness to Light

Just wanted to know that you made a difference in my life, and I will be using that momentum to make a difference in the lives of others. You are truly a rock star and a role model for me. Thank you for a new life I’m getting the chance to live.

- Anonymous

Many children through my caseload have received a backpack generously donated to the Project Harmony Triage Center. I have witnessed many faces light up when given the opportunity to pick out a new backpack, and I am very grateful for the generosity of the Junior League.

- DHHS – Children & Family Services

I have never felt as valued at other organizations like I do at Project Harmony. I really feel that the culture of a working environment is incredibly important. If an employee feels respected, valued and supported, that person will likely give more to fulfill the mission.

- Javier Castellote

Nick and Javier were great teachers and role players. It gave us an opportunity to see how someone in that situation would have reacted to our questions. They did a great job at showing us the difference between sympathy and empathy.

- Anonymous

I was able to shadow Mr. Nick Zadina. He was in charge of dealing with abused kids and help them. I am thankful to know all the information I learned during shadowing because it was eye opening.

- UNMC High School Alliance Program – Student Journal

The experience at Project Harmony was a deepening reminder of empathy that will be vital in my career as a nurse. I felt my perspective was widened on how others think, especially when discussing the assumptions we make.

- Anonymous

I didn’t know how many people work at Project Harmony, so I drew a lot to show how much Project Harmony means to me!

- Project Harmony Client

As difficult as a removal is on a child, the backpack they receive at Project Harmony provides a sense of belonging and hope. It truly is amazing something that seems so simple can change the perspective and shine light on these children.

- DHHS – Children & Family Services

Great leadership for a wonderful cause with outstanding long-term goals. Keep on doing all the good you do.

- Bill & Jean O’Conner

Project Harmony is the reason I started my journey in college. I just finished my associates and I'm going for my bachelors now in Child Protection and Juvenile Justice. Y'all helped my daughter back in early 2013 and I knew what I wanted to do with my life — help children.

- LaLa Ann

A young lady who works in our field told me that she loved what we do here at Project Harmony — she had been to Project Harmony seven years ago for a forensic interview. She said her positive experience was the biggest reason she is doing the work that she is today.

- Trainee

I found out that my foster son is going to have a forensic interview here at Project Harmony soon. It’s been interesting being on the other side of things and feeling so reassured that the child I care so deeply about is in very caring and capable hands.

- Jessica Kroeker

Nick demonstrated how one person could impact a huge group of student nurses by just attending his presentation. He gave me the reason, the courage to act, and the knowledge how to save victims that I will face in my future nursing career.

- Anonymous

I recently attended the Testifying Training course. Since that class I have been subpoenaed three times, and I had to testify at each hearing. Without this class I would have been less than prepared and too nervous to be credible. Thank you so much!

- Jenny Lewis

You are part of the solution.

The cycle of abuse does not have to continue, but we can’t end it alone. Anyone has the power to be someone who makes our community a safe place for all children.

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