Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy is the Associate Vice President, Campaign Manager for The Steier Group. He is an experienced fundraiser, and is skilled in strategic planning and legislation.


Laura Buddenberg

Laura Buddenberg is the Direct of Pastoral Affairs at Boys Town. She has extensive non-profit experience, and is skilled in policy development and public policy advocacy.


Sister Patricia Forret, Secretary

Patricia Forret

Sister Patricia Forret is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Midwest Community. Prior to her election to the Board of Directors in December of 2015, she volunteered at Bethlehem House initiating the Baby Cuddler Program. Sister brings many years of executive-level Health Care experiences, including senior Vice President for Eastern Mercy Health System 1986 – 1997, as well as

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Kevin Bartak, President

Kevin Bartak joined the board in early 2014 and elected President in February 2015. He is grateful to serve our community in this capacity and offers additional time as a member of the development committee. Kevin is the Vice President of Commercial Banking at Access Bank.   He earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and History from Dana College in 2004. Since then, he has served in numerous leadership

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Tony Krings

Tony Krings has been a member of the board since 2013 and serving his second consecutive term as Vice President. He also offers his time on the development and finance committees. Tony is currently an independent consultant in various financial and operational roles in public accounting and private business, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of PayFlex Systems USA, Inc. Tony has a BSBA degree from

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Dick Muller

Dick Muller was welcomed to the board in early 2014 and is serving as Treasurer for a second term. Dick is employed with Rhoden Motor Companies and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of Nebraska. He earned a BBA in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and his professional experience includes three years of public accounting and five years as Chief Financial Officer

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Mike Bojanski

Mike Bojanski is a new member of the Bethlehem House Board of Directors as of February 2015. His expertise in human resource management is a valued and timely addition to our growing organization. Mike currently Vice President, CHRO at Finley Engineering. Mike started his human resources career in 1982 with Richman Gordman Stores. In his 30+ year career he has had the opportunity to

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Fr. Lloyd Gnirk

Fr. Lloyd Gnirk was recently welcomed to the board in early 2014. He lends his expertise and talents as a member of the development committee. Fr. Gnirk currently serves as Pastor of St. John in Valley, NE, with previous appointments at St. Rose parish and St. Pius the Tenth. He has a Master of Divinity from St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul and was ordained to

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Steve Knight, Treasurer

Steve Knight joined the Bethlehem Board in February, 2015. He brings 30 years of senior-level, non-profit financial management experience with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas to the Finance Committee and Board of Bethlehem House. Steve is currently the Director of Properties and Investments for the Sisters of Mercy – West Midwest Community. In that role, he oversees the community’s risk management program,

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Linda Maher, Vice President

Linda Maher has been a board member since 2011 and serves on the development committee. Linda holds a BS in business administration from the Bellevue University. She is employed with Encore Energy where she oversees natural gas sales to Encore’s industrial and commercial customers. Linda has three children and is a parishioner of St. Columbkille Church. She also lends her time and talent by volunteering

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