Project Staff

Jennie Cole-Mossman

Co-Director

Jennie Cole-Mossman LIMHP, is Co-Director of the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children. She was the Coordinator of the Nebraska Infant and Toddler Court Improvement Project, which was part of the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, where she provided technical assistance and training to overcome system barriers for infants and toddlers in the child welfare system. Prior to that time, she was the Young Child Services Coordinator of Project Safe Start Nebraska, a SAMHSA-funded project providing technical assistance and Child-Parent Psychotherapy to Family Drug Courts in Omaha and Lincoln. She is a licensed independent mental health practitioner with extensive training and experience in early childhood trauma, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Parent Child Relationship Assessments. She is currently one of only four trainers for Child Parent Psychotherapy in Nebraska. She is also trained in Reflective Practice. In her current role, she provides system and case level consultation on issues related to early childhood trauma and the infusion of early childhood well being into court systems, provides reflective consultation to various groups, and trains on a number of early childhood topics.

(402) 472-9807

Kelli Hauptman

Co-Director

Kelli Hauptman JD, is Co-Director of the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children. She was Staff Attorney of the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative/Nebraska Court Improvement Project from 2006 to 2015 where she co-created the collaborative court project, provided training and technical assistance to the 25 local multidisciplinary court teams, and addressed systemic barriers to local court improvement efforts. She is a member of the Nebraska Bar and is a guardian ad litem in Douglas County.

(402) 472-3927

Cassie Maher

Project Coordinator

Cassie Maher, is the Project Coordinator for Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children. Prior to this position, she was the Office/Project and Accounting Associate at UNL-Center on Children, Families and the Law from 2014-2016. Since 2007, Cassie has worked primarily in the non-profit sector. She has also worked with diverse populations, including the homeless, victims of domestic violence, people dealing with mental health issues and/or recovering from substance abuse, families living in poverty, and children with special needs. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

(402) 472-0201

Jamie Bahm

Project Manager

Jamie Bahm is a Project Manager with the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children with the University of Nebraska’s Center for Children Families and the Law. Prior to this, she was the Supervisor for the Lancaster County Family Treatment Drug Court program with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Jamie began her work in child welfare and juvenile justice in 2010, specializing in casework with delinquent and status offense adjudicated youth with high behavioral health needs. Jamie has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, both received from the University of Nebraska. She has a career focus in working with children and families who are affected by parental substance use, enhancing the availability of trauma-informed evidence based services and building capacity and reflection within the human services work force.

(402) 472-3315

Katherine Hazen

Graduate Research Assistant

Melanie Fessinger

Graduate Research Assistant