Humanities Nebraska is served by dedicated volunteers on two boards: the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities. Board members are selected statewide from nominees who show a strong interest in the humanities and the cultural life of Nebraska, with special emphasis on community leaders from the state’s diverse geographic, occupational and ethnic constituencies. Humanities Nebraska seeks a balance between scholarly involvement in the humanities and other professional, business or community endeavors.

Council and Foundation members agree to attend three board meetings a year, serve on several subcommittees, assist in private fundraising, make a financial contribution to HN, promote public awareness of HN and its objectives, and attend and evaluate programs funded by Humanities Nebraska.

Among the programs that HN presents are the Chautauqua, Speakers Bureau, Capitol Forum on America’s Future, Prime Time Family Reading Time, Museum on Main Street exhibitions, and the Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities.

The boards meet three times a year, typically in January, April, and September.

For more information, contact Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508; call (402) 474-2131 ext. 102; fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail

Humanities Nebraska Council

Amy Sandeen Photo
Amy Sandeen, Hastings, Chair
Connie Duncan Photo
Connie Duncan, Lincoln, Vice Chair
Mike Linder Photo
Mike Linder, Omaha, Treasurer
Barbara Hewins Maroney Photo
Barbara Hewins-Maroney, Omaha, At-Large
Don Arp Jr Photo
Don Arp, Jr., Lincoln
Graciela Caneiro Livingston Photo
Graciela Caneiro-Livingston, Lincoln
Laura Capp Photo
Laura Capp, Ashland
Steve Elliot Photo
Steve Elliott, Wayne
Mark Ellis Photo
Mark Ellis, Kearney
Hal France Photo
Hal France, Omaha
Edgar Hicks Photo
Edgar Hicks, Omaha
Lynette Krieger Photo
Lynette Krieger, Hastings
David Nesheim Photo
David Nesheim, Chadron
Sarah Rowe Photo
Sarah Rowe, Omaha
Barb Schlothauer Photo
Barb Schlothauer, Gering
Paulette Stefka Photo
Paulette Stefka, North Platte
Dori Wanitschke Photo
Dori Wanitschke, Grand Island
Beth Whited Photo
Beth Whited, Omaha
Jaclyn M Wilson Photo
Jaclyn M. Wilson, Lakeside

Nebraska Foundation For the Humanities

Nick Baxter Photo
Nick Baxter, Omaha, President
Tami Hellman Photo
Tami Hellman, Kearney, Vice President
Kent Warneke Photo
Kent Warneke, Norfolk, Treasurer
Don Arp Jr Photo
Don Arp, Jr., Lincoln
Brenda Christensen Photo
Brenda Christensen, Omaha
John Conley Photo
John H. Conley, Omaha
Connie Duncan Photo
Connie Duncan, Lincoln
Judy K Ekeler Photo
Judy K. Ekeler, Fremont
Hal France Photo
Hal France, Omaha
Julia Gale Photo
Julia Gale, Lincoln
Linda Graff Photo
Linda Graff, McCook
Shannon R Harner Photo
Shannon R. Harner, Lincoln
Mike Homa Photo
Mike Homa, Omaha
Beverly Kracher Photo
Beverly Kracher, Omaha
Lynette Krieger Photo
Lynette Krieger, Hastings
Amy Sandeen Photo
Amy Sandeen, Hastings
Laura Troshynski Photo
Laura Troshynski, North Platte
Jen Rae Wang Photo
Jen Rae Wang, Omaha
Peter W Zandbergen Photo
Peter W. Zandbergen, Omaha
Chris Zygielbaum Photo
Chris Zygielbaum, Lincoln

Board Nominations Due October 11, 2021

Nominate someone you know (or yourself) to serve on our Council Board of Directors. Use our online nomination form or download a fillable/printable PDF to mail.