CHAD Announces Campaign Total, Elects New State Board of Directors Members


CHAD (Combined Health Agencies Drive) announced the results of the annual statewide CHAD Campaign at the organization’s annual meeting on Aug. 22. The total raised across the state was $1,740,195. Dollars raised will support more than 20 health charities that are serving all Nebraskans affected by chronic disease, disabilities and end-of-life issues.

Area business and community leaders were elected onto the CHAD State Board of Directors during the meeting. New State Board members include: Ellen DiSalvo, Nebraska Community Blood Bank Rep.; Drew Fossum, Tenaska Inc., Member At-Large; Anisa Hole, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Nebraska Chapter Rep.; Kathy Nellor,  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, American Lung Association in Nebraska Rep.; Bob Orchard, Flywheel–WordPress Hosting for Creatives, Member At-Large; Vince Pille, Security National Bank, Member At-Large; J. Gregory Porter, Northern Natural Gas Company, Member At-Large; Merv Riepe, Former State Senator, Member At-Large; Maureen Tierney, MD, Dept. of Public Health, Nebraska DHHS, Autism Action Partnership Rep.; Stephanie Vanicek, CPA, Hancock & Dana PC, Member At-Large; and Nizar Wehbi, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Member At-Large.

Additionally, the following individuals were elected to the Executive Committee: Mike Wade, Chair, Physicians Mutual Insurance Company, Member At-Large; Teresa Layton, Immediate Past Chair, Great Western Bank, Member At-Large; Ralph Dovali, Treasurer, Hancock & Dana, PC, Member At-Large; Katie Love, Secretary, TD Ameritrade, Member At-Large; JoAnn Abt, Carson Group, Member At-Large; Michael Demman, Demman Consulting, LLC, Member At-Large; David Gilinsky, Bergman Incentives, Member At-Large; Larry Guenther, JPMorgan Chase, Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter Rep.; Thomas Macy, Nebraska Medicine, Member At-Large; Steve Patterson, Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell, Member At-Large; Amber Preston, Baird Holm LLP, Member At-Large; Jim Schelble, Werner Enterprises, Member At-Large; Loren Steenson, Member At-Large; and Stephanie Vanicek, Hancock & Dana, Member At-Large.