Board

Sister Patricia Forret

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, Vice President

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, Treasurer

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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Deacon Terry Ficenec

Deacon Terry Ficenec is a founding board member and has served in several capacities including past president. He continues to gift his time in many ways, including advising in administration and building maintenance. Deacon Ficenec is the Owner and President of Apollo Building Corporation. He was ordained in 2004 and is a third degree Knight of Columbus. Deacon Terry and his wife, Karen, are parishioners

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Rich Gilloon

Rich is an attorney and a senior partner at Erickson Sederstrom Law Firm.  He is a member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and is active in the alumni organizations of the University of Notre Dame and Creighton University School of Law. Rich has been a member of the Bethlehem House board of directors since 2008, and served as president of the board

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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

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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Dr. Ralph Kramper

Dr. Kramper is a founding board member and continues to passionately advocate for the growth of programs and services at Bethlehem House. Dr. Kramper completed medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in 1971 and practices family medicine. He is also an active member of the Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Kramper is married to Carol and together they have six children and 18

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