Our Board

Think of ICAN as part of your organizational succession plan, a resource to help you maximize team output while preparing for tomorrow. To achieve success in today’s world, organizations and teams need to be versatile and creative. Team members need to be effectively utilized and empowered to make decisions, take calculated risks and own the results. Their leaders need to have the focus and influence to make it happen. Our programs are designed to help transform your people into the leaders the world needs for a sustainable future. And, it’s never too soon to start.
Our Board of Directors offer strategic insight and direction to align our programs, services, events and partnerships with the current demands and interests of companies across various industries, geographic areas and interests. Their support, guidance, connections and review of curriculum and content is critical to our goal to develop authentic leaders who transform their organizations.

Executive Officers

  • Chair Tonya Kaminski
    First National Bank / VP, Talent Management
  • Vice-Chair Bob Cronin
    D3 Banking / SVP, Product
  • Secretary Jackie Pueppke
    Baird Holm LLP / Partner
  • Treasurer Adam Langdon
    Mutual of Omaha Bank / SVP, Payments
  • Member at Large Edie Pignotti
  • Member at Large James Freeman
    Omaha Public Power District /  Manager, Business Unit
  • Member at Large Aileen Warren
    University of Nebraska Medical Center / Asst Vice Chancellor, Executive Director HR

Board

  • Janel Allen, Creighton University / Chief Human Resources Officer & Associate VP
  • Ann Finkner, Farm Credit Services of America / SVP and Chief Administrative Officer
  • Marsha Graesser, WoodmenLife / Director, Human Resources – Talent Acquisition & Development
  • Debbie Hamlett, NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations / Assistant General Manager – Development & Marketing
  • Kimberly Hess, Union Pacific Railroad / AVP, East/South Coal
  • Cecil Hicks, University of Nebraska Omaha / Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of HR
  • Helen Hrdy, National Research Corporation / SVP, Client Services
  • Holly Huerter, Methodist Health System / VP of Human Resources
  • Lynette Lane-Ryan, PayPal / Sr. Director NA Merchant Services
  • Trisha Loede, 55th Force Support Squadron, Offutt AFB / Flight Chief for Community Services
  • Colleen Maciejewski, Immanuel Communities / VP of Information Technology
  • Christine Mellon, CSG International / SVP & CHRO
  • Amy Nachman, Omaha Public Power District / Manager, Talent Management
  • Melissa Newton, Olsson Associates / EVP
  • Tom Nimps, Oriental Trading Company / Director of Talent Management
  • Amber Phipps, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center / Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety
  • Jennifer Richardson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska / SVP, Operations
  • Tracy Schaefer, Conagra Brands / VP, Global Business Services
  • Joanne Sebby, First Data / SVP & Chief Audit Executive
  • Lori Snyder, Lincoln Financial Group / VP of IT, Group Protection
  • Lindsey Spehn, Gallup / Senior Consultant
  • Sharon Stahr, SAC Federal Credit Union / Chief Communications Officer
  • Kathy Tibke, Mutual of Omaha / VP, SBU Financial Reporting
  • Shasta Wragge, Bank of the West / VP and Sales Development Manager

Ex Officio

  • Geil Browning, PhD, ICAN Co-Founder, Emergenetics International
  • Judy Haecker, Former ICAN Executive Director
  • Mary Frances Root, Former ICAN Executive Director

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-ICAN’s CEO, Susan Henricks, with members of our Board of Directors at the 2016 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference-