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: Vice Chair, Gretna

Emaly L. Ball: Kearney

Ashley Davis: Kearney

Sarvinoz Kadyrova: Kearney

Amy Levering: Omaha

Judy Nichelson: Chair, North Platte

Trista Peterson: Ravenna

Dennis Thompson: North Platte

Shawna Thompson: North Platte

► Public 

Jodi Bodner: Client Assistant Program, Nebraska VR, Omaha

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

Brooke Murtaugh: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln

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

RaLynn Jacobsen: South Central Area Agency on Aging, Kearney

Michelle Ploeger: Quality Living Inc., Omaha

Peggy Reisher: Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, Lincoln

Tamara Snider: Goodwill Industries of Greater NE, Kearney

Madison Wurtele: Disability Rights Nebraska, Lincoln





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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.