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.


James Ulrich, ACHE, FHFMA

Chief Executive Officer

York General, York


Marty Fattig, ACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn 


Kevin Nokels


CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy, Omaha 

Russ Gronewold

Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Bryan Health, Lincoln  

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

Laura J. Redoutey, FACHE 

Nebraska Hospital Association, Lincoln