BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-07-29T12:15:10+00:00

The Heartland Pride Board of Directors is made up of community members who volunteer their time and effort to bring about Heartland Pride’s vision statement that “We believe in a day that the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender community is recognized for it’s contributions, globally integrated and where equality and civil rights have been achieved for all.”

Since 2010, we have valued the participation and involvement in the greater Omaha area, we are excited each year that our Pride Parade is hosted in beautiful and welcoming Council Bluffs.  And since, 2011, Stinson Park has been home to the Pride Festival.  It demonstrates our strength, our cooperation, and the resolve of our community to work together to produce such a diverse event each year.


The Board of Directors

Ryan FullerPresident
VACANTVice President
Theresa Mathison
Theresa MathisonTreasurer
Theresa Mathison has worked the past 15 years in various accounting and finance roles in the Omaha area since graduating from UNO with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Accounting.

Currently she works at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center as a Sr. Financial Analyst and recently joined Heartland Pride in the role of Treasurer.

When she isn’t working, Theresa enjoys time with her family, playing with her four dogs, music, and travel. Although she and her husband are recently “empty-nesters” they both come from large families and all together they have 10 nieces and nephews to keep them busy (no grandchildren, yet…thank goodness).

Nikkie Trahan-FerrisSecretary
Tena HahnBoard Member - Entertainment
VACANTBoard Member - Logistics
VACANTBoard Member - Community Outreach

Committee Chairs

Helen Broadway-Savage Parade Chair
Helen has been a part of Heartland Pride since the first year! She returns for 2017 as the Parade Chair.
Natalie Buessing Volunteer Coordinator
Natalie is back helping us coordinate our volunteers for 2017, if you want to help, this is the person to connect with!
Dominique Morgan Youth Pride Chair
Dom has given many year of service to Heartland Pride. For 2017 he is shoring up plans for Youth Pride!
VACANTWebmaster Chair
VACANTLogistics Co-Chair
Jeffrey CumminsPageant and Royalty Chair
VACANTPR and Marketing Chair
VACANTStrategic Planning Chair
This will be a person who heads up long term planning for Heartland Pride. Not working on year-to-year Pride, but long term 5-10-15 year plans.
VACANTFundraising Committee Chair
The Fundraising Committee Chair would help develop relationships and donations, many in-kind from local organizations, groups, and businesses.