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We are a volunteer-powered organization which thrives on the generosity of hundreds of volunteers focused on improving the quality of life for not only survivors, but our community.  Our leadership team shares their time, talents and influence selflessly which is critical to the success of the organization and the survivors we serve. 

We continue to grow by the outpouring of business and organization support, a pay-it-forward spirit and the belief that supporting local survivors builds stronger families and creates a stronger community.

Board of Directors

Left to Right (Brad Konen, Scott Leak, Barbara Hoffman, Melissa Rowlet, Cynthia Sturgeon, Dave Sturgeon)
Photo Credit:  LCW Productions

Cynthia L. Sturgeon | President and Founder – 10 Year Thriver
Executive Consultant | B. S. Information Systems, University of Texas at Arlington, PMP Certification

Dave Sturgeon | Vice President
Retired Assistant Vice President Information Technology, BNSF Railway | University of Nebraska-Omaha

Brad Konen | Vice President Finance; Treasurer
Director of Business Planning & Analysis, American National Bank | Certified Public Accountant, Certified Global Management Accountant, B.S. Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Melissa Rowlet | Vice President Programs – 7 Year Thriver
Supplier Management Consultant, Lincoln Financial Group |B.S. Business Management, Upper Iowa University

Scott Leak, CFP® | Vice President Development
Director-Institutional Sales, TD Ameritrade | B.A. Psychology, Creighton University

Barb Hoffman | Vice President Community Relations; Secretary 5 Year Thriver
Lead Service Specialist, SilverStone Group | PHR and GBA Certifications


Executive Advisory Council

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