Board of Directors

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.

Ryan Fuller

President

Vacant

Vacant

Vice President

Theresa Mathison

Treasurer

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-Ferris

Nikkie Trahan-Ferris

Secretary

Tena Hahn

Tena Hahn

Board Member - Entertainment

Cody Brookhouser-Sidney

Cody Brookhouser-Sidney

Board Member - Logistics

Delton Lyden

Delton Lyden

Community Outreach Board Member

Dominque Morgan

Dominque Morgan

Diversity and Inclusion Board Member

Natalie Buessing

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!

Helen Broadway-Savage

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

Jeffrey Cummins

Jeffrey Cummins

Pageant and Royalty Chair

Phillip Koenig

Technology Chair

David Burdge

Logistics Co-Chair

Vacant

Vacant

Fundraising Committee Chair

The Fundraising Committee Chair would help develop relationships and donations, many in-kind from local organizations, groups, and businesses.

Vacant

Vacant

PR and Marketing Chair

Vacant

Vacant

Strategic 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.