Our Team

  • Stuart Shepherd

    Stuart Shepherd has led the Nebraska 4-H Foundation since May of 2010.  He previously served as the Vice President of Marketing and Development at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska.

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Phone: 402.472.1178

    Email: sshepherd3@unl.edu

  • Jo Ann Emerson

    Jo Ann Emerson is proud to share her 20 years of fundraising and non-profit experience with Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she worked at the UNL College of Business and LUX Center for the Arts.

    Development Manager

    Phone: 402.472.1117

    Email jemerson10@unl.edu

  • Sara Werner

    Sara Werner started with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation in April 2016.  Previously, Sara worked with the Nebraska Alumni Association and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    Foundation Relations Coordinator

    Phone: 402.472.9019

    Email swerner@unl.edu

  • Peggy Jeffries

    Project Assistant

    Phone 402.472.1178

    EMAIL: PJEFFRIES1@UNL.EDU

  • Tim Higgins

    Board Member - President

    Location: Crete NE

  • Carl Horne

    BOARD MEMBER - VICE PRESIDENT

    Location: Omaha NE

  • Linda Lovgren

    Board Member - Secretary/President

    Location: Omaha NE

  • Russ Reinke

    Board Member

    Location: Deshler NE

  • Nora Turner

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln NE

  • Kelly Terrell

    Board Member

    Location: Gothenburg NE

  • Kelly Brunkhorst

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln NE

  • Pat Jones

    Board Member - NCEA Representative

    Location: Stanton NE

  • Matt Hasenauer

    Board Member

    Location North Platte NE

  • Craig Olsen

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln NE

  • Mark Hanson

    Board Member

    Location: Wayne NE

  • Brad Lawley

    Board Member

    Location: Omaha NE

  • Mat Habrock

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln NE

  • Beth Birnstihl

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln NE

  • Charles “Chuck” Hibberd

    Nebraska Extension Dean & Director

    Location: Lincoln NE

  • Tina Henderson

    Board Member

    Location: Lincoln NE

  • Kathleen Lodl

    Nebraska Extension Associate Dean & State 4-H Program Administrator

    Location: Lincoln NE

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