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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board Charter

The Board of Directors is responsible for providing leadership and governance for the Child Advocacy Center and its services. The Executive Director reports to the Board. Much of the Board’s work is done in committee. The Executive Committee has the authority to vote on policy in the absence of a full Board vote.

Board Term

Board members each serve one 3-year term, at which they are then eligible for consideration for a second three year term.

Board Meetings

The Board currently meets the first Tuesday of every other month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Child Advocacy Center.

Committees

As provided in Bylaws, the standing committees consist of the Executive, Finance, Development and Nominating. Other time-limited work groups may be established to accomplish a specific assignment. Board members are expected to serve on at least one committee or work group throughout the course of the year.

Board Size

The Child Advocacy Center currently carries a a maximum of 21 Board members, including 5 permanent members.

Attendance

Attendance is expected at all Board meetings. An attendance problem occurs if a board member has two (2) unexcused absences or three (3) excused absences in a row. If a board member anticipates missing a board meeting, they must contact the Operations Director at least three days before the meeting to ensure we will have quorum to be able to conduct business.

Fundraising

Board members are expected to make an annual personal gift in accordance with one’s means and attend special events in the community as able.

Professional Development

Attend three board orientation sessions for new members, including Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children.

Community

Board members are expected to articulate the Child Advocacy Center’s mission, accomplishments and goals to the public and garner support from the community.

Ethics

Board members are expected to act in the best interest of the Child Advocacy Center, disclose any conflicts of interest and excuse themselves from discussions and votes where they have a conflict of interest.

Background Check

A thorough criminal history background check will be conducted on all top applicants to the Board of Directors, and every two years for active board members.

 

Members of the Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors (2020-2021)

Terry Wagner, President
Lancaster County Sheriff

Nicole Comstock, Vice-President
Ameritas

Lisa Smith, Secretary
D.A. Davidson

Jay Perkins, Treasurer
Cornhusker Bank

Liz Bavitz
Sinclair Hille Architects

Pat Condon
Lancaster County Attorney

Jake Dilsaver
Lincoln Police Department

Deane Finnegan
Retired, Leadership Lincoln Executive Director

Lindsey Freeman
BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska

Sara Hennessy
Bryan Health

Eric Jones
Nebraska State Patrol

Doug Kreifels
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Sheena Lyons
Talent Plus

Doug McDaniel
City of Lincoln

Charlie Meyer
NEBCO, Inc./Lincoln Saltdogs

Sarah Murtagh
Southeast Community College

Christina Oldfather
Select Lincoln

Jennifer Seacrest
Olsson

Jill Smith
Union Bank & Trust

Micheal Q. Thompson
NRC Health

Marty Walter
Central States Telecom