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Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

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Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.


The following appointees are unpaid and are not subject to Legislative confirmation:


Nebraska Aeronautics Commission

Diana Smith - Beatrice


Capitol Environs Commission

Heidi Cuca – Lincoln


Conveyance Advisory Committee

Greg Anglim – La Vista

Matthew Murphy – Omaha


Dairy Industry Development Board

Todd D. Tuls – Columbus


Nebraska Dry Bean Commission

Nolan L. Berry - Gering


State Historical Records Advisory Board

Benjamin Justman – La Vista

Austin Rhodes - Lincoln


Nebraska Invasive Species Council

Justin King – Columbus

Jonathan Nikkila - Kearney

Arnold E. Stuthman – Platte Center

Kim Todd - Lincoln


JNC- County/District Court – 6th Dist.

Roxanne Rae Kracl – Fremont


Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors

Jerry G. Hain – Wahoo

Mary Pro - Lincoln


Nebraska Library Commission

Vernon Joseph Davis - Lincoln


Long-Term Restrictive Housing Work Group

Stephanie Bruhn - Lincoln

Christine Salvatore - Omaha


State Advisory Committee on Mental Health Services

Margaret Damme – Lincoln

Mary Ann Borgeson – Omaha

Jacob Hausman - Papillion

Nancy Rippen – McCook


Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council

Lori Molzer, RN, CHPN - Lincoln

Denise Woolman – Lincoln


Professional Practices Commission

David Bywater – Omaha

Thomas Seib - Lincoln

Deanna Stevens – Omaha


Nebraska Veterans Advisory Commission

John Liebsack – Omaha

Ron Winchell - Scottsbluff


Nebraska Workforce Development Board

Elizabeth Babcock – Broken Bow

Phil Bakken – Lincoln

Troy Brooks – Norfolk

Kyle J. Nixon – Omaha



The following appointees are unpaid and are subject to Legislative confirmation:


Nebraska Commission on Industrial Relations

Gregory M. Neuhaus, J.D. – Grand Island


State Personnel Board

Sharon Rues, SPHR, SPHR-SCP - Omaha


Public Employees Retirement Board

Janis N. Elliott - Papillion

Michael D. Jahnke – Lincoln

Allen Simpson – Lincoln


Nebraska Tourism Commission

Roger L. Jasnoch – Kearney

Starr Lehl – Minatare

Debra Nelson-Loseke – Columbus



Thank you to the many Nebraskans that give generously of their time and talent to make a difference in our state.  These appointments will provide crucial insight and expertise to their respective boards, committees, and commissions.  To learn about openings and apply to serve on a board or commission, go to