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Steering Committee

Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those who take advantage of our programs and services.

The steering committee supports the work of the DCCR by carrying out the tasks and responsibilities of the larger collaborative:

  • Review/recommend DCCR membership
  • Review vision and mission for changes
  • Act on recommendations from Resource Group
  • Approve any data or report release
  • Serve as oversight for flex funding
  • Determine agenda items for Collaborative meetings
  • Approve collaborative training calendar
  • Approve needs assessment and evaluation data gathering objectives and measures
  • Facilitate data sharing among members or with other collaborations

 

Steering Committee Voting Members:

  • Aaron Bowen

    Immediate Past DCCR Steering Committee Chair
    Eastern Nebraska Community Action Program (ENCAP)

  • Camas Holder

    DCCR Steering Committee Secretary
    Nebraska Department Health and Human Services (NDHHS)

  • Fawn Taylor

    DCCR Steering Committee Vice Chair
    Service Sponsor
    Nebraska Early Childhood Collaboration (NECC) (Administrative Backbone)

  • Lana Temple Plotz

    Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS)

  • Peg Harriott

    Child Saving Institute (CSI)

  • Colleen Roth

    Fiscal Sponsor
    Project Harmony (Administrative Backbone)

  • Lisa Utterback

    Omaha Public Schools (OPS)

  • Jasney Cogua-Lopez

    Boys Town (BT)

  • Marian Fey

    DCCR Steering Committee Chair
    Millard Public Schools (MPS)

  • Chris Debrecini

    Lutheran Family Services (LFS)

Steering Committee Non-voting Members:

  • Shannon Cotsoradis

    Service Sponsor
    Nebraska Early Childhood Collaboration (NECC) (Administrative Backbone)

  • Jenny Skala

    Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF)
    CWCC State Project Director

  • Barb Norris

    Fiscal Sponsor
    Project Harmony (Administrative Backbone)

  • Gene Klein

    Fiscal Sponsor
    Project Harmony (Administrative Backbone)

  • Gay McTate

    Collaborative Consultant
    Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF)

  • Deborah Dancer

    DCCR Collaborative Coordinator (DCCR Steering Committee Staff)
    Fiscal Sponsor
    Project Harmony (Administrative Backbone)

  • Kelsey Tourek

    Evaluation
    UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute

  • Phillip Burrell

    Project Everlast

  • Earl Redrick

    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Amanda Prokasky

    Evaluation
    UNMC MMI