Our Board

Ron Roeber, PhD.

Board President

Retired university educator and administrator. Career included public education and outreach responsibilities at the state and national levels. Recipient of several teaching and team education awards. Roles included: youth education, agriculture education, information technology support, technology team building, university administration, and business to business sales. PhD in Agricultural Economics, MS & BS in Agronomy.

Brandon Helding, PhD.

Research Professor, UNL

Dr. Brandon Helding received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University. He has worked, and is published, as a methodologist, statistician, and psychometrician. He has worked as methodologist on four NSF-funded grants, one IES-funded efficacy study, published one book on measurement development, and co-authored a handbook chapter on design research. 

Deb Turner AA, BA, CPSS

FAME Program Manager/Family Peer Support Specialist

Deb Turner is a certified Family Peer Support Specialist/ FAME program manager at Independence Rising, where she works with families to provide services and supports to families raising a child or young adult who is experiencing social, emotional, addiction, or behavioral health challenges in their home, school, community and/or placement. Deb has many years of experience working with families that have youth with mental and behavioral challenges and has provided support to the parent/caregiver. Deb graduated from Central Community College with an associate degree in Human Services and a Chemical Dependency Technician Certificate. Deb completed her studies at Doane College, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations. Deb lives in Overton, Nebraska with her daughter and has three adult sons who live close. 

Stacey Seuferer

Seuferer Consulting & Coaching

Joseph Alder

Director of Strategic Engagement, Holland Children’s Institute

Joseph has worked for the Holland Children’s Institute and Movement for a little over three years. As the Director for Strategic Engagement, he works to make sure that policies that help Nebraska children and families are prioritized. Previously, he’s been a legislative aide to State Senator Matt Hansen from Northeast Lincoln. He lives in Omaha with his partner Collin, our two cats, and wonderful dog Phoebe. Joseph looks forward to helping to make sure that Nebraska can continue to provide the services needed for those who struggle.

Miranda Rogers

Deputy Public Defender, Saunders County

Miranda Rogers is the Deputy Public Defender in Saunders County, where she represents and advocates for the rights of individuals in criminal proceedings. Miranda also serves as Guardian Ad Litem for children in abuse and neglect cases, and provides representation of juveniles in delinquency matters or parents involved with the Juvenile Court. Additionally, she serves on the Treatment Team of the 5th Judicial District Problem Solving Court for Colfax, Butler, and Saunders Counties. Miranda studied at Southeast Community College, graduating with High Distinction and an Associate Degree in Human Services. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations at Doane College, and then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree at University of Nebraska College of Law. Miranda lives in Lincoln, NE, with her husband, John, their twins, Atticus and Hunter, their two dogs, and two cats.

Sarah Linden

Founder & CEO, Generation V

Sarah Linden is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in management, marketing, strategy, and entrepreneurship with expertise in a variety of industries. She has a wealth of experience in product innovation, brand management, marketing, retail management, e-commerce, finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, and government affairs.
Currently, Sarah is the Founder and CEO of Generation V, a retail business in the highly regulated vape industries.  Sarah serves as President of two state-level trade organizations, Iowans for Alternatives to Smoke and Tobacco and Nebraska Vape Vendors Association. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) for 5 years in integral roles and has been a guest speaker and lecturer at several universities throughout the country. Sarah has a BS in International Business with a focus on international marketing from the University of Nebraska and graduated Summa Cum Laude from New York University Stern School of Business with an MBA in Marketing, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship.

How to Become a Board Member

 

Wellbeing Initiative, Inc. is a non-profit organization developed, driven, and run by peers. Serving on the Wellbeing Initiative, Inc. Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about our Mission. The Board of Directors is responsible for the organization’s financial well-being and accountability, ensuring that our activities are consistent with our mission.

If you share the same passion and vision as Wellbeing Initiative, Inc., we welcome you to apply to become a board member.

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