Board of Directors
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 members each serve one 3-year term, at which they are then eligible for consideration for a second three year term.
The Board currently meets the first Tuesday of every other month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Child Advocacy Center.
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.
The Child Advocacy Center currently carries a a maximum of 21 Board members, including 5 permanent members.
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.
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.
Attend three board orientation sessions for new members, including Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children.
Board members are expected to articulate the Child Advocacy Center’s mission, accomplishments and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
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.
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 (2021-2022)
Nicole Comstock, President
Jill Smith, Vice-President
Union Bank & Trust
Jay Perkins, Treasurer
Lisa Smith, Secretary Co-Chair
Christina Oldfather, Secretary Co-Chair
Sinclair Hille Architects
Lancaster County Attorney
Lincoln Police Department
BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska
Department of Health & Human Services
Nebraska State Patrol
City of Lincoln
NEBCO, Inc./Lincoln Saltdogs
Southeast Community College
Micheal Q. Thompson
Limitless Male Medical Clinic
Lancaster County Sheriff
Central States Telecom