P.O. Box 8517
Omaha, NE 68108


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

Patsy Koch Johns
Theatre Educator – Lincoln

Rex Barker
Music Educator – Omaha

Suzanne Wise
Nebraska Arts Council

Jarod Ockander
David City Public Schools – David City

Vice President of Arts Education
Becky Stahr
York High School – York

Vice President of Legislation
Jamie Ulmer
Community Players – Beatrice

Vice President of Marketing
Chris Hochstetler
Stuhr Museum – Grand Island

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

Rich Vierk
Vierk & Associates LLC – Lincoln

At-Large Members

Steve Barth
Crane River Theater – Kearney

Anne Bauer
Music Educator – Kearney

Matthew Boring
Lied Center for Performing Arts – Lincoln

Brent Comstock
BCom Solutions – Auburn/Lincoln

Debbie DeFrain
Nebraska Department of Education – Lincoln

Skyler Dykes
Omaha Performing Arts – Omaha

Megan Elliott
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts – Lincoln

Shari Hofschire
Arts Educator – Omaha

Darrel Huenergardt
Huenergardt Law Office – Lincoln

Danielle Laurion
Omaha South High School/UNO – Omaha

Ruth Meints
Omaha Conservatory of Music

Betsye Paragas
Opera Omaha – Omaha

Jennifer Patrick
Keep Omaha Beautiful – Omaha

Marty Skomal
Arts Administrator – Omaha

Anne Sorensen-Wang
Midland University – Fremont

Doug Zbylut, Executive Director