Nebraska & Iowa Chapter Welcomes New Board Members!

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Breakthrough T1D Nebraska and Iowa Chapter welcomes new board members and says farewell to those retiring.

Board members provide volunteer guidance to the chapter and the local T1D community, playing a vital role in executing fundraising, leadership and advocacy activities to benefit local families and the 1.45 million Americans who live with this autoimmune disease.

“We are delighted to welcome our new Board members to the Nebraska and Iowa Chapter,” said AnnElise Walsh, Executive Director. “We’re confident their skills will provide the strengths needed to help advance Breakthrough T1D’s goals of improving the lives of families and individuals living with type 1 diabetes as we continue to accelerate cures.”

“We gratefully acknowledge our retiring Board members, because of their continued passion and dedication our Chapter has been able to support our T1D community through outreach and funding life-changing research. They have helped shape the future of our organization.” said Walsh.

Click HERE for a complete Chapter Board List.

New Breakthrough T1D Nebraska-Western Iowa Community Board Members:

  • Jessie Feinstein; Jackson Lewis
  • Eric Fleming; Lindsay Corporation
  • Bill Hahn; Scoular
  • Kelley Kun; Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Geri McVey; Nebraska Medicine
  • James Thompson; ECS Technology
  • Aaron Wiegert; Forvis

New Breakthrough T1D Greater Iowa Community Board Members:

  • John Coen, Senior Recruiter at Midwest Search Group
  • Jackie Gordon, Retired – formerly owner of Johnsrud Trucking
  • Scott McEachron, Private Wealth Advisor at McGill Junge Wealth Management
  • Julie Oswalt, Retired – formerly VP Customer Operations
  • Ben Richter, Vice President Sales Manager of Beisser Lumber
  • Curtis Swain, SVP, General Counsel at Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company

New Breakthrough T1D Eastern Iowa Community Board Members:

  • Julie Coffey
  • Amanda Gates, Director of Marketing, Mannatts
  • Adam Maske, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
  • Nette Nugent, Breakthrough T1D Gala Chair
  • Marcus Ramirez, Mortgage Office, Hills Bank & Trust
  • McKenzie Robinson, Territory Business Representative, Xeris
  • DJ Vega, Store Director, Hy-Vee, Inc

Special thanks to our retiring Board members:

  • Sara Campbell
  • Jeff Carter
  • Brian Coen
  • Teresa Garside
  • Kurt Gustafson
  • Mike Kammerer
  • Michelle Mauro
  • Robb Pantano
  • Mark Rasmussen
  • Chad Richter
  • Jeanne Sheetz
  • Heather Smith
  • Jim Thomas
  • Trent Von Ahsen