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Board & Staff

Founder
  • Karyl Newman
Executive Committee
  • Denise Gorski

    President
    University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Kristy Weissling

    Vice President
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Tom Klein

    Treasurer
    First National Bank, Lincoln, NE

  • Lucia Scheffel

    Secretary
    University Nebraska-Omaha

Board Members
  • Keith Fickenscher

    Stroke Survivor, Lincoln, NE

  • LaRita Lang

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Kari Hoeft

    Nebraska Innovative Insurance

Staff
  • C.Leigh Hellbusch

    Executive Director
    C.Leigh is a Lincoln native and is familiar with the world of nonprofits. She has experience with fundraising and grant writing. C.Leigh leads a support group through the Lincoln Lancaster Department of Corrections. C.Leigh believes strongly in the importance of Nebraska Stroke Association's vision to be a statewide resource to reduce the impact of stroke and enhance the quality of life of those affected by stroke.
    In C.Leigh's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and their two daughters.


The Nebraska Stroke Association strives to build relationships with individuals, doctors, hospitals, and organizations across Nebraska in the fight to prevent strokes.

We actively work with these organizations and programs:
  • Lincoln Stroke Partnership
  • Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council
  • American Heart Association/ECC Programs