John Jeanetta – President and CEO

Appointed president and CEO of Heartland Family Service in 2009, John Jeanetta has led with passion and a strong belief in an expert, trauma-informed, and empowered workplace. John holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Gallup University, a Master of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University, and a master’s specialization certification in gerontology.

JJeanetta@HeartlandFamilyService.org


Donna Dostal – Chief Development Officer

As Chief Development Officer, Donna oversees the agency’s fundraising efforts, volunteer involvement, marketing, communications and public relations. Donna is a City Planning Commissioner for the City of Bellevue, serves on the Complete Streets Advisor Panel for the City of Bellevue, and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers, the Omaha Organizational Development Network, and the Human Resource Association of the Midlands.

DDostal@HeartlandFamilyService.org


Greg Ryan – Chief Strategy Officer

Before serving as Chief Strategy Officer, Ryan served as a therapist, Program Director for Community Based Evaluations, and Director of Quality Improvement and Compliance. Greg facilitates the development, implementation and monitoring the agency’s strategic plan.

GRyan@HeartlandFamilyService.org


Amy Carolus – Chief Financial Officer

Amy joined the agency in January 2017. In her role, Amy is responsible for the financial matters and human resource functions of Heartland Family Service. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in leadership, planning, and program management, 12 of which have been in healthcare and human service settings. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Executive MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She and her husband have four children and live outside of Treynor, Iowa.

ACarolus@HeartlandFamilyService.org


Mary O’Neill ­– Chief Program Officer

Mary oversees behavioral health programs in both Iowa and Nebraska, specifically for programs that address substance abuse, mental illness, and gambling addiction. In addition, she advocates for funding to address issues imperative to HFS clientele. Mary has been honored by the Iowa Behavioral Health Association for her leadership statewide.

MOneill@HeartlandFamilyService.org


Joanie Poore – Vice President

Joanie has been with Heartland Family Service since April 2004. In her current role, Joanie oversees our non-clinical, community-based programs. These programs seek to strengthen individuals and families through a variety of services that include preventing and ending homelessness, supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, preparing refugee children for school, and serving seniors in our Generations Center.

JPoore@HeartlandFamilyService.org


Kerry Wiles – Clinical Director

Kerry joined Heartland Family Service in 2004 and held positions such as therapist, Assistance Clinical Director, and Associate Clinical Director. As Clinical Director, Kerry runs the agency’s trauma-informed care initiative and supervises more than 50 therapists. Kerry holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Wayne State College, a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (IA), Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (NE), and International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IA).

KWiles@HeartlandFamilyService.org


Shamala Nadason – Vice President of Human Resources

Shamala began at Heartland Family Service as a Human Resources Specialist in 2005 before becoming Director of Human Resources in 2009. In December 2016, Sham was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources, for which she will continue to oversee services from recruitment, talent management, risk management, learning and development, compliance, and employee engagement. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with degrees in Human Resources and Finance, and earned her PHR and SHRM-CP certification in HR. Sham and her husband, Mani, live in Papillion with their two children.


Keellia Guevara – Diversity Officer

Keellia came to Heartland Family Service in 2013 as a Problem Gambling Prevention Specialist and took on the Diversity Officer role in December 2016. In addition to overseeing the agency’s diversity and inclusion initiative, she also helps coordinate the five employee resource groups. Keellia graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Liberal Arts and has worked in social services since 2001, building community programs, engaging partnerships, and increasing positive experiences for youth and families. She and her husband, Pedro, live in Omaha with their two children.

Alan D’Agosto
Rhonda Hawks
Dianne Seeman Lozier
Sunny Lundgren
Diane Nelson
Kenneth E. Stinson

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Jack Struyk, Jr. – Chairman


Melissa Crawford – Vice Chairman


Carol Gendler – Assistant Secretary


Megan Holtorf – Treasurer


Raymond Aranza
Elbert Balentine
Juli A. Comstock
Tracy Crowell
Jisella Dolan
Brad Eckhoff
Thomas A. Frette
Thomas J. Gomez
Mary Heistand
Dee Henry
Marcos A. Hernandez
Kirk J. Hulett
Margie L. Johnson
Ralph Kellogg
Suzanne Kotula
Thomas McClung
Bridget Musick
Cindy Oelke
Josh Render
Abe Schlott
Cortney Sells
Gerard J. Stanley, Jr., MD
Melissa Steffes
Dave Warren
Jeanette Washington
Nancy Williams

R. J. (Randy) Stevenson – Legal Advisor
John H. Jeanetta, MBA, MSW – President and CEO

Kurt Bottorff
Dr. Aaron Dalton
Jenny Estudillo
Jessica Fickbohm
Jo Fritz
Jeff Hoffman
Katie Kavan
Sandra Murray
Jill Norenberg
Wendy Olson
Laura Peters
Valerie Prenzlow
Eric Seitz
Rachel Sorensen
Michelle Wiese

Hope Atkins
Pamela Berry
Janis Berry
Stephanie Fears
Gail Jefferson
Norita Matt
Pearline Mosley
Cynthia Stubblefield
Jane Prine
Janee Pannkuk
Marcia Walker
Monica Wells
Susan Whitfield
Nancy Williams

Jenna Berg
Bette Case
Judy Compton
Jim Larson
Kim Mason
Jim Nekuda
Tammi Palm
Jamie Simpson
Matt Smith
Rachael White
Krissa Williams
Russ Zeeb

Marie Allely
Bryan Biederman
Robyn Christenson-Epley
Stacy Funk
Tom Howard
Tami Johnsen
Erin Johnson
Angie Kistaitis
Kelley Kulesa
Haley Mace
Terry Oldenburg
Nancy Schulze
Janae Sternberg
Joanie Tekippe
Tricia Danelsen