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Meet Our Leadership Team

 

Peg Harriott  |  President & CEO

Peg Harriott serves as President & CEO and oversees the organization's administration, programming and services, financing and fundraising. Peg, who served in leadership positions at Uta Halee/Cooper Village from 1978 to 1999 and as the Executive Director of Omaha’s WCA from 1999-2008, brings a wealth of experience working with children, youth and families in crisis as well as nonprofit management.

Peg holds a master's degree in business administration and a master's degree of social work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). She received the UNO College of Business Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2005. An Omaha Benson High School Graduate, she was inducted into the Benson Hall of Fame in April 2008.

pharriott@childsaving.org | 402-553-6000

 


 

Lisa Blunt  |  Chief Operating Officer

Lisa Blunt joined CSI in 1998 and has served in a variety of positions including Therapy and Support Director and Director of Child Welfare Services. She was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) in October 2010 and holds primary responsibility for the agency’s programs and services.

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha holding a master’s of science degree in community counseling. Prior to joining Child Saving Institute, Lisa worked in private practice, specializing in the treatment of children and families with a focus on early childhood and attachment issues. Lisa also served for six years on the staff of Uta Halee/Cooper Village.

lblunt@childsaving.org | 402-504-3609

 


 

 Roger Keaton  |  Chief Financial Officer

Roger joined Child Saving Institute as the Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. Roger grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska and attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska as a Peter Kiewit Memorial Scholar.

Roger holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business. During his undergraduate years, Roger interned in the marketing department at MCA Records in Nashville, 96KX Radio, and in the offices of former Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns and former Sen. Chuck Hagel in Washington, D.C.

After graduating, Roger spent a year in Moscow, Russia, teaching English. He returned to the United States and earned his master’s degree in financial services from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. After graduating, Roger worked for the Seventh-day Adventist Church for eight years, first as an auditor and then in financial management. Most recently, Roger served as chief financial officer at Yellowstone Forever, the official non-profit partner of Yellowstone National Park, where he led the organization through the successful merger of the Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Park Foundation. Roger is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

rkeaton@childsaving.org | 402-504-3603

 


 

Andrea L. Richardson  |  Chief Development Officer

Andrea L. Richardson serves as the Chief Development Officer and oversees the agency’s fundraising and marketing activities. Andrea most recently served as the Chief Foundation and Strategy Officer for Shenandoah Medical Center (Iowa) and before that worked for Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and did freelance fundraising for non-profit organizations in Moshi, Tanzania.

With 20 years of progressive fundraising experience, she has raised funding for community mental health, higher education, healthcare and the arts. An Omaha native, Andrea is a graduate of Central High School. 

arichardson@childsaving.org | 402-504-3660

 


 

Jana Habrock  |   Director of Prevention Services

Jana joined Child Saving Institute in 1993 and has served in various roles in the Early Childhood Education Program. Jana served as the Coordinator of Early Childhood Education for seven years prior to being promoted in February of 2012 to her current position, Director of Prevention Services.

Jana holds a bachelor's degree in family studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned a master's certificate in infant toddler mental health from Portland State University. She served on the Omaha Association for the Education of Young Children’s Board of Directors from 2006-2010. Jana is passionately committed to helping our community’s children develop their social and emotional skills to their fullest potential in order to prepare them for all that school—and life—has to offer.

jhabrock@childsaving.org | 402-553-6000, ext. 135

 


 

Kris Adams  |  Director of Human Resources

Kris Adams joined Child Saving Institute in 2017 as Director of Human Resources. She brings more than 30 years of human resources management experience in the service industry to the position, including positions with Oriental Trading Co., Bag N’ Save Grocery Stores and, most recently, Walmart Neighborhood Markets. 

Kris earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She is certified as both a Senior Professional in Human Resource  (SPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).   

She is a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resource Association of the Midlands (HRAM) Organizations and brings immense experience and knowledge in the field of human resource management.  

kadams@childsaving.org | 402-504-3617

 


 

Becky Bounds  |  Director of Child Welfare Services

Becky joined CSI in early 2019 as the Adoption and Permanency Specialist Supervisor where she led a team  dedicated to ensuring permanency for youth in the community.  She received a promotion to Director of Child Welfare Services later that  year. 

Before joining the team at CSI, Becky worked in a variety of child welfare positions throughout the Omaha area. For five years, Becky supervised an in home family services program working with at risk youth and families in Florida. In this position, she provided skill based interventions and connected families to resources within their community. 

Becky has 13 years of progressive experience in Child Welfare Services including case management, in home services, therapeutic services, care coordination and crisis management. Becky holds a bachelor of science degree in Child, Youth and Family Services from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a master's degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University.   

bbounds@childsaving.org | 402-504-3630

 


 

Chelsey Haas  |  Director of Marketing

Chelsey joined CSI in October 2019 as the Director of Marketing. She is an experienced marketing and communications professional focused on the non-profit sector.

Before joining CSI, Chelsey served as the Marketing and Communications Manager at PromiseShip in Omaha. Chelsey desires to make a lasting and positive impact in the community where she and her family call home. She melds her love of marketing and communications with her passion for helping those in need. In her free time, Chelsey is a community volunteer who spends time with her family including her husband, two children and pets.

Chelsey holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Minnesota.

chaas@childsaving.org | 402-504-3663

 


Karla Sextro  |  Director of Mental Health Services

Karla joined Child Savings Institute in March 2019 as a licensed independent mental health practitioner and licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Karla brings with her a wide variety of training and experience as well as passion for her work. Karla earned a master’s degree in clinical counseling from Bellevue University. She completed her graduate internship at Munroe Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center social work department.

Karla has experience treating a full range of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders including children and youth on the autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, Karla specializes in working with at risk teens, having worked at the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva before joining CHI St. Francis Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center as a drug and alcohol counselor. Karla enjoys working with a wide range of ages and a variety of presenting concerns such as behavior issues, tantrums, noncompliance, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and addiction.

ksextro@childsaving.org | 402-553-6000, ext. 813

 


 

Mary Finney-Afrank  |  Director of Early Childhood Education

Mary Finney-Afrank joined Child Saving Institute in 2015 and serves as the Director of Early Childhood Education. Mary’s experience in early childhood education includes her most recent work of providing training and technical assistance to Early Head Start and Head Start programs across Nebraska. She held this position for more than six years. She also operated Early Head Start and Head Start programs for 11 years. Mary brings experience in child care licensing and child care subsidy. Early in her career, Mary worked with at-risk youth.

Mary holds a master of science degree in education with a specialization in early childhood education. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with minors in education and sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mary also has taken early childhood special education courses and served on the Nebraska Interagency Coordinating Council.

mfinneyafrank@childsaving.org | 402-504-3615 ext. 165

 


 

Teffany Murphy  |  Director of Residential Services

Teffany joined Child Saving Institute in 2017 as the Director of Residential Services. Teffany started her career in law enforcement, including stints as a juvenile detention specialist at the Douglas County Youth Center, and six years with the Sarpy County Juvenile Justice Center as a senior supervisor. There she discovered her passion for interacting with the youth in a more therapeutic environment. From there, she joined Heartland Family Services, becoming assistant vice president for child welfare and juvenile justice programs. She is a graduate of Bellevue University with both bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration and a master's degrees in crime management.   

tmurphy@childsaving.org | 402-504-3641

 


 

Tammy Grossman  |  Executive Administrative Assistant & Facilities Supervisor

Tammy is the Executive Administrative Assistant and Facilities Supervisor. She has been with CSI since 2000 as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO and has over 25 years of experience in an administrative assistant role. In 2008 she assumed the additional responsibility for all of CSI’s facilities, properties and vehicles as the Facilities Supervisor. Tammy strives to maintain CSI’s assets in the best condition possible while still being cost efficient.

tgrossman@childsaving.org | 402-504-3601

 


 

Amy R. Rudolph  |  Continual Quality Improvement Coordinator & Client Database Administrator

Amy joined Child Saving Institute in June 2009 as a Client Database Assistant before being promoted to Continual Quality Improvement Coordinator and Client Database Administrator in January 2010. Prior to CSI, Amy worked as a project manager for a financial services company for 13 years, where she planned and executed information technology projects and developed methodologies to improve the quality of project results. Amy is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.

arudolph@childsaving.org | 402-504-3618

 

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