Council Roster

► State Agency 

Darsha Pelland: Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Lincoln

Karen Houseman: Medicaid and Long Term-Term Care, Aged and Disabled Community Based Waiver and TBI Waiver Services, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln

Carla Lasley: Nebraska VR, Lincoln


► Individuals with a Brain Injury/Family Members

Tiffany Armstrong: Gretna

Emaly L. Ball: Kearney

Ashley Davis: Kearney

Cindy Hoffschneider: Blair

Sarvinoz Kadyrova: Kearney

Amy Levering, Omaha

Judy Nichelson: Chair, North Platte

Zoe Olson: Lincoln

Dennis Thompson: North Platte

Shawna Thompson: North Platte

► Public 

Jerry L. Bryan: Client Assistant Program, Nebraska Department of Education, Lincoln

Penny Clark: Nebraska Long-Term Care Ombusman, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln

Tania Diaz: Disability Rights Nebraska, Lincoln

TinaMaria Fernandez, HOPE-Esperanza, North Platte

Brooke Murtaugh: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln

Peg Ogea-Ginsburg: Injury Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln

Michelle Ploeger, Quality Living Inc., Omaha

Peggy Reisher: Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, Lincoln

Tamara Snider, Goodwill Industries of Greater NE, Kearney





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The Brain Injury Advisory Council is sponsored by Nebraska VR.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90TBSG0036-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.