HomeStaff & Board of Directors

Omaha Location

Dr. Donna L. Polk, PhD, MA, LMHP
Chief Executive Officer

Nicole LaMere
Administrative Assistant

June Bear-Noonan
Community Relations Coordinator

Carlett Gregory
Chief Financial Officer

Edgar Hicks
Director of Development & Compliance

Mike Ivey
Accounts Payable Specialist

Liz Clifford
Facilities and Safety Specialist

Kenneth “Beau” Boryca, M.S.E., LMHP, LADC
Behavioral Health Director

Jennifer Walter
Office Assistant

Tammy Dirks, M.S., LMHP, LADC

Sherry Sutton, LMHP

Lestina Saul-Merdassi, LADC
Counselor/Project Beacon Coordinator

Alison Kampe

Lisa Olson-Stratton
Case Manager

Alise Baker
Peer Support Specialist

Kelli Young
Peer Support Specialist

Natassya Olsan
Peer Support Specialist

Javar Fields
Cook/Kitchen Manager

Charles Brocks
Transitional Living Manager

Carol Lott
Behavioral Health Technician

Selina McCormick
Behavioral Health Technician

LaVada Pilcher
Elders Program Manager

Sanda McKinney
Food Service Assistant

Lincoln Location

Donna Manstedt, APRN
Clinic Administrator

Mohsin Hasan
Clinic and Patient Care Coordinator

Patricia Guevara

Suzan Biravci
Medical Records

Maria Trejo
Medical Assistant

Jorge Castillo
Billing Specialist

Kari Erickson, RN/CDE
Diabetes Educator

Laura Ann Summer, (CMA, AAMA)

Megan Raabe, (PA-C)

Lisa Truax, (PHN, RN)

Samantha Lefebvre, (APRN)

Ashley Ferguson, (CMA)

Cuu Nguyen, (APRN)

Dilma Delbreen, (CMA)

Onie Alva
Transportation Specialist

Board of Directors
Tracy Hartman-Bradley, B.S.

(Alutiiq, Aleut)
Board President

NUIHC board member since 2008, Ms. Hartman-Bradley served as Board Treasurer before being elected President in 2016. Ms. Hartman-Bradley is a Native American Specialist and Elementary Teacher for Omaha Public Schools. Ms. Hartman-Bradley attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She had previously served as Board Member for the Omaha Educational Association (OEA), the Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA), the National Education Association (NEA) and Secretary for the National Educational Association of the American Indian/Alaskan Native Caucus.
Alex Lovrien, B.A.

(Oglala/Sicangu Lakota)

Ms. Lovrien graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is currently a Career Skills Coach with Metropolitan Community College. Ms. Lovrien’s past employment experience includes Heartland Family Service and the Douglas County Community Mental Health Center. Her past professional involvement includes serving as advisory chair for the Common Fund of the Heartland Agency, and as an Omaha-area member of an early childhood consortium.
Anne Steinhoff


Anne Steinhoff founded Steinhoff & Associates. She is a sought-after consultant, trainer, speaker, facilitator, and artist.

Anne’s clients consist of 100 plus nonprofit organizations addressing education, health care, youth services, senior programs, housing, faith-based communities, the Arts, philanthropy and advocacy; a regional council comprising 29 human-service providers in nine Midwestern states; and a national network of Native American reservation schools representing six tribes.

Anne’s consulting practice focuses primarily on nonprofit agencies and philanthropic foundations, with an emphasis on organizations that help underserved populations. A member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Anne has served on numerous boards, including NUIHC, St. Augustine Indian Mission, and Ho-Chunk, Inc.

Before she founded Steinhoff and Associates, Anne fulfilled a lifelong dream to create art by embarking on a two-year art sabbatical.

A self-taught painter, she was one of 94 artists selected in 2001 to participate in the largest public-art exhibit in Omaha’s history: The Public Art Exposure Project (J. Doe Project).
Lance Morgan, B.F., J.D.


President and Chief Executive Officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc. Mr. Morgan has served on our board since January 2012 and is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, and the Nebraska Bar Association. He earned his undergraduate degree from Nebraska at Lincoln in 1990 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993. Over the course of his immense career, Mr. Morgan has consulted with hundreds of tribal governments on economic development and taxation. Mr. Morgan has three children currently earning their own undergraduate and high school degrees. He enjoys rugby, cars, and spending time with his family.
Lyn Holley, Ph.D.


Dr. Holley is an Assistant Professor, Department of Gerontology, University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Faculty Advisor, Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (the USA Gerontology national academic honor society) and founder of the UNO Athletes and Elders Program.  Her research and teachings focuses on how to improve the services for elders and inter-generational relationships.  She is recognized for the excellence of her work, and in 2016, was awarded the inaugural endowed Dr. Chuck Powell Professorship in Gerontology.
Fred LaMere

(Santee Sioux)

Mr. LaMere was previously employed by NUIHC from 1991-1994 as a Youth Program Director. He has also been employed by the Winnebago Tribe and the Sioux City, IA public schools.
Francene Blythe


Francene J. Blythe specializes in cultural education, cultural arts programming, and executive management by building sustainable grant programs, curating cultural art programming, creating philanthropic partnerships, and advocating for the representation of cultural voices. Her passion to inspire others with knowledge and discovery has helped expand the learning and understanding of Native peoples in the Western Hemisphere, and worldwide.

Blythe currently serves as the Executive Director at Vision Maker Media, where her father originally established the organization as the Founding Executive Director located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Vision Maker Media is largely funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to bring Native stories and content to public media.

Francene is a proud Native American woman, as Eastern Band Cherokee and Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota from her father’s side, and Navajo from her mother. She is married and proud of her four grown children.


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