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About Bright Lights

Board & Staff

Full-Time Staff

  • Lisa Sypal
    Lisa Sypal

    Executive Director
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 41

  • Renee Ford
    Renee Ford

    Education Coordinator
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 42

Part-Time Staff

  • Wendy Ferrin

    Financial/Administrative Specialist
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 43

  • Jodi Fuson

    Classroom Assistant Specialist
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 49

  • Barb Highstreet

    International Program Coordinator
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 47

  • Jennifer Jorges

    Development Specialist
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 46

  • Pam Magdanz

    Consultant
    (402) 420-1115

  • Diane Steinke

    Technology Specialist
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 44

  • Lindsey Walsh

    Program Specialist/Marketing Specialist
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 48

  • Kristi Whitmer

    Registration Specialist
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 45

Summer Staff

  • Bob Reeker

    Summer Administrator

  • Pam Dakan

    Bus/Playground/Supply Coordinator & Snack/Lunch Care Coordinator

  • Miriam LeBlanc

    Usborne Book Representative

  • Rita McClure, LPN

    Bright Lights School Nurse

  • Shari Nigro

    Student Needs Specialist

  • Rosalia Roger

    Book Fair Coordinator

Office Volunteers Give Many Hours!

Bright Lights volunteers donate over 300 hours every year in the administration office. Their help includes special projects, data input, preparing mailings, and general office duties. We appreciate their support and dedication to Bright Lights.

Interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities? Follow the link below to fill out an application.

Bright Lights Volunteers

  • Haylee Carpenter
  • Carol Letts
  • Linda Schmailzl

Bright Lights Board of Directors

  • Lisa Sypal

    Executive Director, Bright Lights

  • Stephanie Rodriguez

    Board of Directors, President
    Senior Human Resources Coordinator, Olsson Associates

  • Tina Reeves

    Board of Directors, President-Elect
    Account Services Director, Firespring

  • Jake Muhleisen

    Board of Directors, Treasurer
    Vice President Commercial Loans, Union Bank & Trust Company

  • Kelley McKay

    Board of Directors, Secretary
    Recruiter, Lincoln Electric System

  • Brandy Johnson

    Board of Directors, Past President
    External Affairs Manager, Black Hills Energy

  • Kelly Bjorkman

    Technology Specialist, Hill Elementary School

  • Jai Burks

    Instrumental Music Instructor, Park Middle School

  • Patti Gardner

    Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Barbara George

    Care Coordinator Leader, Lincoln Surgical Hospital

  • Adam Holz

    Sales Representative, SolutionOne

  • Laura Knaus

    Principal, Sacred Heart Catholic School

  • Jennifer Morand-Ackerman

    Director of Marketing/Assistant Vice President, West Gate Bank

  • Brad Penner

    Public Relations Counsel, Firespring

  • Bob Reeker

    Art & Creative Computing Specialist, Elliott Elementary School

  • Jeff Rust

    Principal, Hartley Elementary School

  • Damian Shotkoski

    Associate, Shotkoski & Associates

  • Jennifer Thompson

    Practicum Supervisor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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  • Jan E. Dutton

    Bright Lights Co-Founder & Honorary Member, Adm. Federal Law Judge

  • Barb Hoppe Johnson

    Bright Lights Co-Founder & Honorary Member

  • Marilyn Moore

    Ex-officio Member

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