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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.

2021 NHA Foundation Board of Directors:

CHAIRMAN 
Leslie Marsh, ACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington

VICE CHAIRMAN
Ivan Mitchell
Chief Operating Officer
Great Plains Health, North Platte

SECRETARY
Kathy Bressler
Senior Vice President and COO
CHI Health, Omaha

TREASURER
Ryan Larsen
Chief Executive Officer
Community Medical Center, Inc., Falls City

DIRECTORS
James Frank
Chief Executive Officer
Providence Medical Center, Wayne

Kelly Kalkowski
Chief Executive Officer
Niobrara Valley Hospital, Lynch

Fiona Libsack
Chief Development Officer
Great Plains Health, North Platte

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