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The Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation (NHAREF) is a nonprofit corporation organized for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. The purpose of the Foundation is:

  • To provide quality onsite educational programs and a wide variety of other services such as web-based programs, webinars, training products and publications to assist health care providers in meeting state and federal regulations, maintaining quality delivery of patient care and improving health.
  • To maintain an excellent grasp on current health care issues and be adept at anticipating education needs.
  • To identify partners in education who offer the content, expertise and communication skills necessary to teach professional adults in an effective manner.
  • To offer scholarships designated for students interested in health care careers. These scholarships support the future leaders in their efforts to earn a high-quality education

2017 Board of Directors

Contact Information

For more information, contact Jon Borton, Vice President, NHA Services, via email or (402) 742-8147.

CHAIRMAN
James P. Ulrich, Jr., MHA, FHFMA
Chief Executive Officer
York General, York

VICE CHAIRMAN 
Marty Fattig, ACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn 

SECRETARY
Kevin Nokels
President
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy, Omaha 

TREASURER 
Russ Gronewold
Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer
Bryan Health, Lincoln  

DIRECTORS 
Jean Henes, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing & Patient Care Services
Avera Creighton Hospital, Creighton, NE

Melissa Kelly, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Pender Community Hospital, Pender  

Danielle Proskocil
Human Resource Director
Valley County Health System, Ord, NE 

Jan Wright
HR Staff Development
Great Plains Health, North Platte 

Dana Steiner, RN, MBA
Executive Director of Patient Services 
Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington

EX-OFFICIO  
Laura J. Redoutey, FACHE 
President
Nebraska Hospital Association, Lincoln