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


Project Harmony has established efficient and effective collaboration that is dramatically improving how the Omaha community responds to child abuse. Medical evaluations, forensic interviews, mental health therapy, crisis counseling, advocacy services and training are provided to ensure that each child and family gets the most from those responding to child abuse.

Deb Anderson, PHD, MSW

Deputy Director

Colleen Roth, LMHP

Senior Director of Response Services

Angela Roeber

Director of Communications

Finance / Operations / Administrative

  • Barbara Norris
    Director of Finance
  • Cheryl Graser
    Accounting Specialist
  • Carol Lehotyak
    Billing Clerk
  • Dan Allen
    Director of IT
  • Jeff McNulty
    Network Administrator
  • Jason Peterson
    IT Application Support Specialist
  • Jane Wagar
    Director of Human Resources
  • Dan Lund
    Facilities & Security Coordinator
  • Heather Fuehrer
    Administrative Assistant
  • Deborah Dancer
    Douglas County Community Response Coordinator


  • Stephanie Dowell
    Development Coordinator
  • Lauren Peterson
    Development Specialist
  • Lachelle Rankins
    Donor Data and Grants Specialist

Research & Data

  • Megan Davidson
    Director of Research and QA
  • Michaela Ring
    Data Specialist

Case Coordination

  • Sarah Hayek
    Director of Mult-Disciplinary Teams and Partner Services
  • Joni Scheef
    Case Coordinator
  • Katie Hansen
    Case Coordinator
  • Mandi Raver
    Case Coordinator
  • Susan Walsh
    Case Coordinator
  • Taylor Newton
    Case Coordinator

Children & Family Services

  • Amanda O'Malley
    Family Advocate
  • Amy Carnes
    Office Coordinator
  • Amy Cirian
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Alyssa Bavar
    Administrative Assistant (After Hours)
  • Ashley Harris
    Medical Program Manager
  • Breanna Delp
    Intake Coordinator
  • Brenda Jewell
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Colleen Brazil
    Director of Children's Services
  • Danielle Myers
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Delicia McGhee
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Erika Rodriguez
    Bilingual Family Advocate
  • Holly Sly
    Intake Coordinator
  • Ilka Ray
    Family Advocate
  • Jackie Simmons
    Advocacy Program Manager
  • Jamie Chiburis
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Jenna Dey
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Jessica Tippery
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Jessica Martinez
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Jessie Serafica
    Forensic Interviewer
  • Katie Gallegos
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Katie Trimble
    Administrative Assistant
  • Kristina "Tina" Johnson
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Lauren Awe
    Registered Nurse
  • Lisa Merz
    Mental Health Therapist
  • Lisa O’Donnell
    Administrative Assistant
  • Mackenzie Berg
    Family Advocate
  • Maddison Babe
    Registered Nurse
  • Melissa Gerdes
    Bilingual Family Advocate
  • Nicki Thamm
    Director of Mental Health
  • Shirley Girard
    Administrative Assistant
  • Stacy Harrison
    Family Advocate
  • Dr. Suzanne Haney
    Medical Director


  • Abraham Gomez Meza
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Annie Hohman
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Alma Orellana
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Alyssa Travis
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Clarissa Gonzalez
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Espen Schofield-Smith
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Jackie Lorenson
    Office Coordinator
  • Janessa Michaelis
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Jessica Trinidad
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Jordan Greiser
    Program Manager
  • Jude Connelly
    Program Director
  • Kim Murphy
    Billing Clerk
  • Kodjovi Dogbevi
    Program Manager
  • Laurel Withee
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Linda Villagomez
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Lindsey Stevens
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Maria Pena
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Meredith Halpern
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Nathalie Diaz
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Peggy Duffy
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Rebecca "Becky" Roh-Bacon
    Mental Health Coordinator
  • Roselyn "Patrice" Garrett
    Program Manager
  • Sharon Gullach
    Administrative Assistant
  • Tiffany Lassek
    Mental Health Coordinator

Training Institute

  • Heather Jacobs
    eLearning Coordinator
  • Javier Castellote
    Training Specialist
  • Jessica Kroeker
    Training Specialist
  • Laura Trujillo
    Administrative Assistant
  • Nick Zadina
    Training Specialist
  • Nicole Paul
    Program Manager
  • Ree Reimers
    Training 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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