Advisory Group

Betty Medinger

Vice President of Systems Integration, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Deb VanDyke-Ries

Director, Nebraska Court Improvement Project

Karin Walton


Jennie Auman

State Lead, Nebraska - Material, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (N-MIECHV)

Carla Heathershaw-Risko

Attorney, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Judge Linda Porter

Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court

Joanna Halbur

Director of Mental Health Services, Project Harmony

Judge Al Corey

Judge of the County Court, 9th Judicial District

Amy Bunnell

Co-Director, Early Development Network

Tana Fye


Judge Larry Gendler

Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court

Jen Goettemoeller

Early Childhood Consultant

Barb Jessing

Mental Health Professional, Consulting for NRPVYC

Doug Kreifels

Southeast Service Area Administrator, NE DHHS - Division of Children and Family Services