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 – Shasta Wragge
    Bank of the West / Midwest Division Administration Manager, VP
  • Secretary Jackie Pueppke
    Baird Holm LLP / Partner
  • Treasurer Adam Langdon
    CIT Bank / SVP, Payments
  • Member at Large Jennifer Cintani
    Nebraska Total Care, VP Compliance
  • Member at Large  Marsha Graesser
    WoodmenLife / Director, Human Resources – Talent Acquisition & Development
  • Member at Large – Aileen Warren
    University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska at Omaha / Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources


  • Missy Beber, Metropolitan Community College, AVP Human Resources
  • Nandita Dalal, Lincoln Financial Group / Vice President, Group Protection Marketing
  • Alicia Edsen, Kiewit Corporation /  Vice President, Corporate Safety Director
  • Shari Flowers, Methodist Health System / VP of Compliance
  • Michael Geary, CMG Holdings /  President and Owner
  • 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 / Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion
  • Helen Hrdy, NRC Health / Chief Growth Officer
  • Kristen Kampfe, Scoular / Accounting & Finance
  • Michelle Kempke Eppler, Bellevue University / Associate Vice President, Human Capital Lab
  • Dana Killinger, Fiserv / Director, Global Financial Services Technology Organization
  • Sharlyn Konfrst, Farm Credit Services of America / VP, Corporate Services
  • Lynette Lane-Ryan
  • Trisha Loede, 55th Force Support Squadron, Offutt AFB / Flight Chief for Community Services
  • Colleen Maciejewski, Immanuel Communities / VP of Information Technology
  • Melissa Newton, Olsson Associates / EVP
  • Amber Phipps, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center / Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety
  • Jennifer Richardson, Boys Town / Director of Organizational Compliance
  • Michael Rogers, Gilmore & Bell, P.C. / Attorney and Shareholder
  • Tracy Schaefer, Conagra Brands / VP, Global Business Services
  • Lori Snyder, State of NE Department of Health and Human Services / CIO
  • Lindsey Spehn, Gallup / Senior Consultant
  • Nina Swanson, Omaha Public Power District / Director of Organizational Development
  • Kathy Tibke, Mutual of Omaha / VP, SBU Financial Reporting
  • Joni Wheeler, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska / Chief Talent and Information Services Officer

Ex Officio

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

-ICAN’s CEO, Susan Henricks, with members of our Board of Directors at the 2019 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference-