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Omaha, NE 68108

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Board & Staff

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

President
Steve Barth
Crane River Theater| Kearney

Past President
Rex Barker
Music Educator, retired | Omaha

Secretary
Mike Markey

Nebraska Arts Council

Treasurer
Jarod Ockander
David City Public Schools | David City

Vice President of Arts Education
Danielle Laurion
Omaha South High School/UNO | Omaha

Vice President of Legislation 
Matthew Boring
Lied Center for Performing Arts | Lincoln

Vice President of Marketing
Marty Skomal
Arts Administrator, retired | Omaha

President-Elect
vacant

At-Large Members

Francene Blythe-Lewis
Vision Maker Media | Lincoln

Brent Comstock
BCom Solutions | Auburn/Lincoln

Jerome Dubas
Visual Art Educator | Hastings

Jason Fischer
Surreal Media Lab | Omaha

Darrel Huenergardt
Huenergardt Law Office | Lincoln

Patsy Koch-Johns
Theatre Educator | Lincoln

Daniel Martinez
Musician | Lincoln

Vijay Olander
Dancer and Choreographer | Lincoln

Cody Talarico, Ex-officio
Nebraska Department of Education

Bart Vargas
Visual Artist | Omaha

Barbara Zach Lee
Lincoln Symphony Orchestra | Lincoln

Executive Director

Lance Nielsen

lance@nebraskansforthearts.org

402.853.4461

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