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Our Team

Our Volunteer Leaders

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.

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

Cynthia Sturgeon | 13 Year Thriver | President & Founder

David Sturgeon | Vice President

Malinda Jepsen | Vice President Technology, Secretary

Jerry Price | Vice President Finance, Treasurer

Haley Armstrong | Board of Directors

Tiffany Floro | 6 Year Thriver | Board of Directors

Anne Friedrichsen | 5 Year Thriver | Board of Directors

Dr. Clay Hoberman | Board of Directors

Shawn McCarville | Board of Directors


Committee Leaders

Cynthia Sturgeon | 13 Year Thriver | Director of Programs

Jamie Gates | Program Coordinator

Kelly Konen | 10 Year Thriver | Director of Marketing Communications

Melissa Lubash | Director of Grants

Penny Thomas | 9 Year Thriver | RYT 200, Stewardship & Volunteer Coordinator


Executive Advisory Committee

Kathy Bressler, RN MN | 4 Year Thriver | Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, CHI Health 

Bob Cronin | Executive Director, SW Engineering, NCR

Peg Johnson | 7 Year Thriver | Executive Vice President, Head of Client Experience, i2c Inc.

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

Brian Moen | Chief Marketing & Merchandise Officer, Oriental Trading Company

Stephanie Nichols, PHR, SHRM-CP | 3x 12 Year Survivor | Senior Strategic Account Executive, United Healthcare

Dave Proksel | Nebraska Operations Manager, Vice President & Underwriting Counsel, First American Title Insurance Company

Jaime Rorie | 4 Year Thriver | CPA Manager, Hancock & Dana PC

Ryan Swartz MBA, CFP | Managing Director, Creative Planning, Inc.

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