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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.

2020 Board of Directors

Contact Information

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

Russ Gronewold, CPA
President & CEO
Bryan Health
Lincoln, NE 

Leslie Marsh, ACHE, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Lexington Regional Health Center
Lexington, NE

Ivan Mitchell
Chief Operating Officer
Great Plains Health
North Platte, NE

Kathy Bressler, RN, MN
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
CHI Health
Omaha, NE

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

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

Jan Wright
HR Staff Development
Great Plains Health
North Platte, NE 

Ruth Stephens
Chief Executive Officer
Pawnee County Memorial Hospital
Pawnee City, NE

Laura J. Redoutey, FACHE 
Nebraska Hospital Association
Lincoln, NE