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About Bright Lights

Board & Staff

Full-Time Staff

  • Lisa Sypal

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

  • Renee Ford

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

Part-Time Staff

  • Barb Highstreet

    International Program Coordinator

  • Jodi Fuson

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

  • Jennifer Jorges

    Development Specialist
    (402) 420-1115, ext. 43

  • 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

  • Brandy Johnson

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

  • Stephanie Rodriguez

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

  • Jake Muhleisen

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

  • Monica Henkenius

    Board of Directors, Secretary
    Community Volunteer

  • Brad Penner

    Board of Directors, Past President
    Public Relations Counsel, Firespring

  • 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

  • Kelly Reese McKay

    Recruiter, Lincoln Electric System

  • Jennifer Morand-Ackerman

    Director of Marketing/Assistant Vice President, West Gate Bank

  • Jody Olsson

    Community Volunteer

  • Bob Reeker

    Visual Art & Integrated Technology Specialist, Eastridge Elementary School

  • Tina Reeves

    Account Services Director, Firespring

  • Jeff Rust

    Principal, Hartley Elementary School

  • Damian Shotkoski

    Associate, Shotkoski & Associates

  • Jennifer Thompson

    Community Volunteer

  • Sean White

    Attorney, Cline, Williams Law Firm, LLP

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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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