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Leadership

RENEE WESSELS

Renee Wessels

Associate Executive Director for Strategy and External Affairs

Kimberly Harper, associate executive director for operations

Kimberly Harper

Associate Executive Director for Operations

Ally Freeman

Ally Freeman

Director of Communications

Kathleen Gallagher, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Evaluation

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Dalhia Lloyd, Ph.D.

Director of Professional Learning

Amy Schmidtke

Amy Schmidtke, Ed.D.

Director of Program Development

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Director of Policy

Program DEVELOPMENT 

Alyssa Anson

Alyssa Anson

Program Specialist

Demetria Carman

Demetria Carman

Project Coordinator

Melissa Cleaver

Melissa Cleaver

Professional Learning Specialist

Tonya Jolley, Instructional Program Administrator

Tonya Jolley, Ed.D.

Instructional Program Administrator

Tracy Jones

Tracy Jones

Program Specialist

Cris Lopez Anderson, Program Administrator

Cris Lopez Anderson

Leadership Program Administrator

Kimberlee Telford

Kimberlee Telford

Program Specialist

Ashley True, Educational Facilitator

Ashley True

Program Specialist

Monica Wells

Monica Wells

Family and Community Program Administrator

Workforce PLANNING AND Development

Aimee Hoes

Aimee Hoes

CDA Navigator

Research and Evaluation

Alexandra Daro, Research Specialist

Alexandra Daro, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Kate Sutton

Kate Sutton

Senior Research Specialist

Professional Learning 

Cama Charlet

Cama Charlet Cole

Associate Director of Professional Learning

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Molly Colling

Program Specialist

Keshia Partridge-Nelson, Professional Learning Specialist

Keshia Partridge-Nelson

Professional Learning Specialist

Communications

Erica Sesay

Erica Sesay

Associate Director of Communications

Lisa Caudle

Lisa Caudle

Senior Events and Outreach Manager

Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy

Managing Editor

Rebecca Elder

Rebecca Elder

Creative and Brand Manager

Greta Morris

Greta Morris

Public Outreach Communications Specialist

JD Sorys

JD Sorys

CRM Marketing Manager

Executive Office

Maria Guerrero

Maria Guerrero

Administrative Associate

Sarah Moulton

Sarah Moulton

Grants Manager and Technical Writer

operations

Essie Beason

Essie Beason

Office Associate 

Venessa Bryant, database specialist

Venessa Bryant

Database Specialist

Lee Manns

Lee Manns

Senior Grants Financial Specialist

Nataliya Nareyko

Nataliya Nareyko

Grants Financial Specialist

Anne Peterson

Anne Peterson

Office Associate

Sue Walker, Budget and Accounting Manager

Sue Walker

Budget and Accounting Manager

Salina Wallace

Salina Wallace

HR and Business Operations Specialist

ENDOWED COMMUNITY CHAIRS

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute is establishing four endowed community professorships on the University of Nebraska campuses. MORE

Graduate SCHOLARS

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute Graduate Scholars program awards 1-year grants worth up to $25,000 to a maximum of four NU doctoral students every year. MORE

NATIONAL BOARD OF ADVISORS

Our work is supported by a distinguished panel of highly respected educators who form the Buffett Institute’s national Board of Advisors. MORE

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMISSION

A statewide strategic planning commission guided the Buffett Institute’s formation. MORE

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