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ICAN Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors embodies ICAN’s values and ideals both within their organizations and out in the community.

Our active, inspired Board of Directors combines their ICAN leadership knowledge with their vast experience, and the result is an accomplished team thoughtfully and strategically guiding our organization.


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Executive Officers


Marsha Graesser
Director, Human Resources – Talent Development & Culture

Vice Chair

Emily Blodgett
Director, Change Management


Jackie Pueppke
Baird Holm LLP


Kathy Tibke
Mutual of Omaha
VP of IT Financial Management

Members at Large

Michael Geary
CMG Holdings
President and Owner

Sharlyn Konfrst
Farm Credit Services of America
VP, Corporate Services

Joni Wheeler
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
EVP, Talent and Enterprise Solutions



Jennifer Bradtmueller
Kiewit Corporation
Vice President, Environmental Program

Gina Cronican
Metropolitan Community College
Director of Employee Development

Linda Cunningham
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Associate Director, Human Resources

Shari Flowers
Methodist Health System
VP of Compliance

Kathy Heaney
Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Minja Herian
Koley Jessen

Kim Hess
Union Pacific Railroad
Assistant Vice President

Helen Hrdy
NRC Health
Chief Growth Officer

Dana Hullinger
Vice President, Technology

Eric Johnson
Conagra Brands
Vice President, Assistant Controller

Kristen Kampfe
Accounting & Finance

Michelle Kempke Eppler, EdD
Bellevue University
Associate Vice President, Human Capital Lab
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Mayura Latenser
Bank Manager, Vice President

Colleen Maciejewski
Omaha Public Power Distict
Director of the Digital Transformation Management Office

Melissa Newton
Olsson Associates

Amber Phipps
Children’s Nebraska
VP, Operational Excellence

McKell Purnell
Omaha Public Power District
Vice President of Human Capital

Jennifer Richardson
Boys Town
Director of Organizational Compliance

Tracy Roe
Nebraska Public Media
Director of Corporate Support

Michael Rogers
Gilmore & Bell, P.C.
Attorney and Shareholder

Katherine Santana
55th Force Support Squadron, Offutt AFB
Department of Air Force Civilian, Employee Management Relations Specialist

Mellissa Smith
Physician’s Mutual
Senior Director of Program Delivery

Rayza Spaulding
Lincoln Financial Group
AVP, Chief of Staff & Planning
Workplace Solutions

Lindsey Spehn
Director of Talent Development


Lisa Vandemark
Vice President, Solution Management


Ex Officio

Geil Browning, PhD
ICAN Co-Founder, Emergenetics International

Judy Haecker
Former ICAN Executive Director

Mary Frances Root
Former ICAN Executive Director