Advisory Group

Barbara Jessing

Consultant and Trainer, Fontenelle House

Betty Medinger

Senior Vice President, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Deb VanDyke-Ries

Director, Nebraska Court Improvement Project

Jennie Auman

State Lead, Nebraska - Material, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (N-MIECHV)

Judge Linda Porter

Retired Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court

Joanna Halbur

Director of Mental Health Services, Project Harmony

Judge Al Corey

Judge of the County Court, 9th Judicial District

Sarah Bernhardt

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Options in Psychology

Dr. Holly Hatton-Bowers

Assistant Professor & Early Childhood Extension Specialist, UNL

Amy Bunnell

Co-Director, Early Development Network

Tana Fye


Judge Larry Gendler

Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court

Jen Goettemoeller

Early Childhood Consultant

Kathleen Stoltz

Central Service Area Administrator, NE DHHS-Division of Children and Family Service

Melanie Kirk