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About Bright Lights

Board & Staff

Full-Time Staff

  • Lori Paulsen
    Lori Paulsen

    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

  • Megan Ockander

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

  • 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

  • Jenny Kaser

    Lux Building Coordinator

  • Rita McClure, LPN

    Bright Lights School Nurse

  • Lindsey Murrish

    Holmes Building Coordinator

  • Bob Reeker

    Summer Administrator

  • 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 Board of Directors

  • Lori Paulsen

    Executive Director, Bright Lights

  • Jennifer Morand-Ackerman

    Board of Directors, President
    Director/Assistant Vice President, West Gate Bank

  • Nick Stremlau

    Board of Directors, President-Elect
    Associate Actuary, Assurity Life Insurance Company

  • Jake Muhleisen

    Board of Directors, Treasurer
    Vice President Commercial Loans, UBT

  • Betsy Tonniges

    Board of Directors, Secretary
    Owner, Primrose of Lincoln at Wilderness Hills

  • Tina Reeves

    Board of Directors, Past President
    Development Associate, CEDARS

  • Jai Burks

    Coordinator, North Star High School

  • Denine Erlemeier

    Underwriting Manager, State Farm Insurance

  • Trish Hoelting

    RKD Alpha Dog

  • Heather Howard

    FUNdamental Athletics Academy

  • Brandy Johnson

    External Affairs Manager, Black Hills Energy

  • Rochelle Mallett

    Principal, Husch Blackwell Strategies

  • Stacey Olson


  • Bob Reeker

    Art & Technology Specialist, Elliott Elementary School

  • Stephanie Rodriguez

    Senior Human Resources Coordinator, Olsson

  • Tim Roty

    UNL Student

  • Jeff Rust

    Principal, Hartley Elementary School

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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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