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
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.