Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) represents the community at all levels of Great Plains IDeA-CTR and provides direct and indirect input concerning all Great Plains IDeA-CTR programs. The CAB is comprised of community members from each state and key community-engaged researchers.

The CAB gathers and prioritizes regional health issues and generates ideas for community-engaged research projects. In addition, the CAB provides input on best measures for health outcomes to be tracked by the Great Plains IDeA-CTR for impact on the community and best strategies for research dissemination.

Amy Behnke

Amy Behnke, JD
Chief Executive Officer
Health Center Association of Nebraska

Susan Bockrath

Susan Bockrath, MPH, CHES
Executive Director
Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors

Harris Frankel

Harris Frankel, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Nebraska Medicine
President, Nebraska Medical Association

Michael Hein

Michael Hein, MD
President and CEO
ENHANCE Health Network

Wayne Houston

Wayne Houston, MPA
Board Member, North Omaha Community Care Council

Judy Martin

Judy Martin, MS
Deputy Director
Division of Public Health, Nebraska DHHS

Susan Mayberger

Susan Mayberger
South Omaha Community Care Council
Interim Board Chair

Dave Palm

Dave Palm, PhD
Chair, Community Advisory Board

Monica Seeland

Monica Seeland, RHIA
Vice President for Quality Initiatives
Nebraska Hospital Association

Mary Merrigan

Mary Merrigan
Director of Public Relations at Sanford Vermillion

Donald Jurivich

Donald Jurivich, DO
Chairman, Department of Geriatrics
University of North Dakota (NDU), School of Medicine and Health Science

Donald Warne

Donald Warne, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Public Health
North Dakota State University (NDSU)