Our board represents a cross-section of our state and has a passion for the arts and their broad impact on communities, schools, and individuals.

Board List (current as of July 2016)

President
Patsy Koch Johns
Theatre Educator - Lincoln

President-elect
Rex Barker
Music Educator - Omaha

Secretary
Suzanne Wise
Nebraska Arts Council

Treasurer
Jarod Ockander
David City Public Schools – David City

Vice President of Arts Education
Cindy Cronn
Art Educator - Omaha

Vice President of Legislation
Jamie Ulmer
Beatrice Community Players - Beatrice

Vice President of Marketing
Marty Skomal
Nebraska Arts Council

Vice President of Membership
Barbara Zach
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra - Lincoln

Advisor
Rich Vierk
Vierk & Associates LLC - Lincoln

At-Large Members

Steve Barth
Crane River Theater - Kearney

Debbie DeFrain
Nebraska Department of Education - Lincoln

Jo Ann Emerson
UNL College of Business - Lincoln

Morrie Enders
Lincoln Community Playhouse - Lincoln

Thomas Barden Gosinski
Flowers - Cozad

Ann Gradwohl
Sheldon Museum of Art - Lincoln

Chris Hochstetler
KANEKO - Omaha

Shari Hofschire
UNO Center for Innovation in Arts Education - Omaha

Vijay Olander
Chase Dance/Dance Dynamics - Lincoln

Betsye Paragas
Opera Omaha - Omaha

Rana Scarlett-Johnson
Omaha Area Youth Orchestra - Omaha

Becky Stahr
York High School - York

Doug Zbylut, Executive Director