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Our Board of Directors

Board of Directors

As Partnership 4 Kids’ governing body, The Board of Directors focuses on high-level strategy, oversight, and organization accountability. It acts as the guiding voice in major organization decisions. Members of the Board are community advocates who have dedicated time and expertise.

Dr. Ward Chambers, Interim Chairman of the Board
Executive Director Emeritus | International Health

Dr. Juan Casas, Program Committee Chair
Office of Latin American Students Director | University of Nebraska-Omaha

Dr. Monique Cribbs
Small Business Owner
Program Alumna | Partnership 4 Kids

Ms. Meaghan Gandy, Legal Advisor
Partner | Kutak Rock, LLP

Ms. Mary Ann Holland, Program Committee
Community Advocate
President | Holland Foundation

Mr. Curtis Johnson
Architect, Principal, Central Region Leader | DLR Group

Mrs. Nicole Leathers
Community Advocate

Mr. Shane Lowry, MBA
Client Relationship Executive | Cox Communications

Mrs. Melissa Marvin, Marketing Committee
SVP/Chief Experience Officer | Banyan Medical Systems
Realtor | NP Dodge


Mr. Bradley D. Pfeifer, MHA, FACHE
Assistant Dean Operations | University of Nebraska Medical Center

Ms. Carol Russell, Program Committee, Recruitment & Fundraising Committee
Community Advocate
Book Buddy & Goal Buddy | Partnership 4 Kids

Senator Tony Vargas
State Senator | Nebraska Legislature, District 7

Mr. Stephen Wade, Finance Committee Chair
Senior Vice President Institutional Investment Services | First National Bank
Group Mentor | Partnership 4 Kids

Mr. Thomas Warren, Program Committee
Chief of Staff | City of Omaha

Dr. Gail Walling Yanney, Nominating Committee
Co-Founder | Partnership 4 Kids
Community Volunteer & Philanthropist

Mr. Michael B. Yanney, Founder Emeritus
Co-Founder & Board Advisor | Partnership 4 Kids
Chairman Emeritus | Burlington Capital


Partnership 4 Kids was founded through the collaboration of six local philanthropists dedicated to the service of Omaha’s students. The Yanneys, Hobermans, and Hollands have created an organization that seamlessly walks Omaha’s youth from pre-kindergarten to careers, making a lasting impact on their community.

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Dr. Gail & Mike Yanney

Founders, All Our Kids

Cookie & Jerry Hoberman

Founders, Winners Circle

Mary & Dick Holland

Founders, Partnership 4 Kids