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

Team

Colleen Roth, LMHP

Senior Director of Response Services

Angela Roeber

Senior Director of Communications

Amy Chisholm

Senior Director of Development

Barb Norris

Senior Director of Finance

Finance / Operations / Administrative

  • Barbara Norris
    Senior Director of Finance
  • Cheryl Graser
    Accounting Specialist
  • Clinton Strong
    Finance Manager
  • Denise Nguyen
    Accountant
  • Ronda Stemm
    Payroll Specialist
  • Carol Lehotyak
    Billing Clerk
  • Rob Kellar
    IT & Facilities Director
  • Dan Lund
    Facilities & Security Coordinator
  • Jeff McNulty
    Network Administrator
  • Caren Dean
    Senior Director of People & Culture
  • Jessica Funk
    Human Resources Coordinator
  • Christine Seda-Burley
    Human Resources Generalist
  • Gabby Hogan
    Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Hailey Krueger
    Social Media Specialist

Development

  • Lauren Peterson
    Development Specialist
  • Rose Christiansen
    Grant Writer
  • Samantha Hedrick
    Donor Data Administrative Specialist
  • Stephanie Dowell
    Development Coordinator

Research & Data

  • Lynn Castrianno
    Senior Director of Quality Improvement
  • Kim Hankins
    Applications Support Specialist
  • Sheri Goss
    Business Intelligence Developer

Case Coordination

  • Elizabeth Straham
    Case Coordinator
  • Heather Werthmann
    Case Coordinator
  • Jessie Serafica
    Case Coordinator
  • Joleen Stowell
    Case Coordinator
  • Machaela Hackendahl
    Director or Multidisciplinary Teams
  • Susan Walsh
    Case Coordinator

Children & Family Services

  • Alexis Dickerson
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Amanda O'Malley
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Amanda Osborne
    Family Advocate
  • Amber Thornton
    Intake Coordinator
  • Amy Cirian
    Forensic Interviewer Program Manager
  • Amy Eckstrom
    Forensic Interviewer
  • April Taggs
    Intake Coordinator
  • Breanna Delp
    Intake Coordinator
  • Chelsea Molina
    Administrative Assistant
  • Christine Smith
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Colleen Brazil
    Director of Children's Services
  • Danielle Cordle
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Ellie Martin
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Emma Wright
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Janessa Michaelis
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Jenna Dey
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Jenn Poots
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Jeniffer Enriquez Hurtado
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Jessica Tippery
    Nurse Practitioner / Medical Program Manager
  • Joanna Halbur
    Director of Mental Health Services
  • Jodi Hayes
    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - PRN
  • Jordan Tesar
    Family Advocate
  • Jose Rojas
    Family Advocate
  • Katie Gallegos
    Clinical Program Manager
  • Kristina "Tina" Johnson
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Laura Trujillo
    Administrative Assistant
  • Lindsay Krause
    Family Advocate
  • Lisa O'Donnell
    Administrative Assistant
  • Mackenzie Berg
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Mary Ellwanger
    Registered Nurse
  • Michelle Douglas
    Administrative Assistant
  • Melissa Gerdes
    On-Call Interpreter
  • Olivia Hoffman
    Family Advocate
  • Pam Pecor
    Administrative Assistant
  • Rachael Craig
    Registered Nurse
  • Ree Reimers
    Family Advocacy Program Manager
  • Rebecca Masat
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Salvador Hernandez
    Bilingual Mental Health Therapist
  • Sam Thomas
    Family Advocate
  • Shannon Nelson
    Administrative Assistant
  • Shirley Girard
    Administrative Assistant
  • Dr. Suzanne Haney
    Medical Director
  • Tess Rannells
    Family Advocate
  • Vanessa Summers
    Mental Health Therapist

Centralized Intake and Anti-Trafficking Services

  • Katie Hansen
    Director of Centralized Intake and Anti-Trafficking Services
  • Anti-Trafficking Specialist
  • Gabby Rose
    Intake Coordinator
  • Kassandra Nolasco
    Bilingual Intake Coordinator
  • Noah Metzger
    Mental Health Navigator
  • Olivia Rath
    Mental Health Navigator
  • Taylor Newton
    Anti-Trafficking Youth Services - Program Manager

Connections

  • Annie Hohman
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Alyssa Travis
    Program Manager
  • Cierra Svagera
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Cheyanne MacClain
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Christian Pitts
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Diana Hernandez-Granillo
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Erika Rodriguez
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Halle Stichler
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Jackie Lorenson
    Office Coordinator
  • Jessica Trinidad
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Jordan Grieser
    Director
  • Katie Gilroy
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Kenya Faith
    Administrative Assistant
  • Kodjovi Dogbevi
    Program Manager
  • Kristen Sanford
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Laura Johnson
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Laura Primus
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Laurel Withee
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Lindsey Stevens
    Provider Network Coordinator
  • Morgan Berg
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Nathalie Diaz
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Odaliz Santoyo Garcia
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Roselyn "Patrice" Garrett
    Program Manager

Training Institute

  • Scott Butler
    Director of Training
  • Javier Castellote
    Program Manager - Trauma Informed Initiatives
  • Lizzie Hudson
    Trauma Training Specialist
  • Liz Schaefer
    Training Specialist
  • Espen Schofield-Smith
    Trauma Matters Omaha Coordinator
  • Erica Kroll
    Administrative Support Specialist
  • Jonathan Davis
    Training Specialist
  • Laura Goding
    E-Learning Coordinator

Parent University

  • Tameshia Harris
    Program Director
  • Amy Matthews
    Child Learning Specialist
  • Annette Woods
    Child Learning Specialist
  • Elizabeth Keisling
    Educational Navigator
  • Hansel Chacon
    Family Liaison
  • Marisol Mancinas
    Educational Navigator
  • Teresa Kalkowski
    Child Learning Specialist
  • Tiffani Holmes
    Child Learning Supervisor
  • Maria Miramontes
    Child Learning Specialist
  • Ruby Reyna
    Child Learning Specialist
  • Shawn Sullivan
    Child Learning Specialist
  • Bret Morrison
    Child Learning Specialist

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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