About NCHS

Putting Children First Since 1893

By expanding their circle of care

Ever since NCHS was founded, our principle belief has stayed the same — every child deserves access to a bright future and loving home. Over 120 years later, we remain committed to providing support for families, children, kinship caregivers, grandparents, adoptive families, and foster parents with access to community resources, support groups, and ongoing educational opportunities.

Meet Our Team

Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to connect families, parents, grandparents, kinship guardians, and children to the resources and support they need to move from surviving to thriving.

Executive Team

Lana Temple-Plotz

Chief Executive Officer

Yolanda Robinson

Chief Operations Officer

Carly Wegner

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Kim Anderson, LMHP

Chief Program Officer

Program Directors

Christina Nemec, LMHP

Pregnancy, Parenting & Adoption Director

Michelle Moline

Foster Care & Pathways to Permanency Director

Lisa Richardson, MLC

Children & Family Center Director

Tagan Newbill

Early Childhood Education Director

Lana Temple-Plotz

Chief Executive Officer

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My role is focused on keeping our organization strong by engaging a bright and committed board of directors, ensuring our employees experience a culture of community and belonging where they are motivated to do their best work and working at the state and federal level to ensure policies and practices support and strengthen families.

Board of Directors &
Foundation Directors

NCHS’s diverse board of directors represents a cross-section of our community. Each member works hard to ensure the longevity of our organization, overseeing the funds we raise to help families in need. The NCHS board of directors is also the board of directors for the NCHS Foundation (NCHSF).

Keith Hier

President

Keith Hansen

Vice President

Krista Eckhoff

Treasurer

Ed Cochran

Secretary

Wilson Banks III

Member

Daisy Dai

Member

Erin Froschheiser

Member

Jamel J. Hamilton

Member

Dave McCue

Member

Sarah Rotermund

Member

Kelli Sweet

Member

Christine Torres

Member

Sue Weidner

Member

Monica Wells

Member

Keith Hier

President

HighTower Omaha – Senior Vice President

I am the Senior Vice President of Wealth Management for Hightower Omaha. With over 20 years of experience, I help monitor and guide our endowment as President of the foundation and Treasurer of the board of directors. Those investments and dollars are the lifeblood of supporting our programs, our staff, and the children we serve.

NCHS Trustees

As an appointed group of individuals, our board of trustees works hard to ensure the best interests of our organization and the families and children we serve.

Aurora

Troy & Jennifer Dvorak

Battle Creek

Chris & Heather Tillotson

Bellevue

James & Dr. Melinda Winterscheid

Bladen

Daren & Buffy Niemeyer

Denton

Tom & Tracy Focht

Fullerton

Annette Dubas

Grand Island

Brad & Stephanie Kissler
Steve Kyser

Hastings

Gary & Regina Anderson

Hickman

Norma Oerter

Johnstown

Adam & Jennifer Beel

Kearney

Dana & Dr. Beth Ernst

Laurel

Larry & Susan Koranda

Lincoln

Blake & Kathy Collingsworth
Wendy Kyser
Keith & Mary McConnell

Norfolk

Jay & Brenda Fleecs

North Platte

Bart & Kim Schroll

Scottsbluff

Jim Bogus

Scribner

Craig & Tonia Steel

St.Paul

Alan & Angela Brennan

Omaha

Eric & Miranda Nielsen
Gary W. Radil
Tim & Sally Vandeberghe
Tony Vargas
Alan & Terri Wasmoen

B.R.A.N.C.H.

Building Revenue and Awareness for Nebraska Children’s Home Society is a volunteer group of supporters who strive to build support for the children and families served by NCHS.

Wilson Banks

Advisor

Union Pacific Railroad

Mike DeBoer

President

Lamp Rynearson

Eric Jusyk

Past President

PJ Morgan Real Estate

Katie Luther

President Elect

Shawn Lanka

Member

Union Pacific Railroad

Kevin Vrooman

Secretary

Nick Rieschl

V.P. of Finance/Treasurer

Aureus Medical Group

Kelli Sweet

Consultant

Union Pacific Railroad

Russ Mills

Member

Harun Kiani

Member

Amanda Sudbeck

Member

ACCESSbank

Connect With Us And Get The Support You Need

Our voluntary services are here to help.

NCHS can connect you to the community resources and support you need to overcome the barriers in your life. Together, we can ensure that each child has access to the care, resources, and love that they need to succeed,