Message from the Board Chair

It's an honor and privilege to support Lincoln Public Schools and its 41,000+ students. Although we have a high-achieving district, 46% of students live in poverty. There's a tremendous opportunity to help students across the city. Tax dollars are important for operations, but private dollars provide additional resources that help students learn and succeed.

I couldn't be more excited to work with our board members and with the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools to make this happen. We have several new members on the 2018-19 Board—Senator Kate Bolz, Valerie Brown Jones, Ginny Wood, and Steve Schmidt—who are joining a talented and passionate Board. Together, we are proud to support the needs of students across the district.

Jackie Ostrowicki, Board Chair, FLPS

P.S. Please reach out to any of the board members if you have a question on how you can support FLPS, would like to learn more about what FLPS does, or would like to ask one of us to speak at an event or to a group.

Board Executive Committee

  • Jackie Ostrowicki, Chair, Executive Committee Chair

    Assistant Vice President, University of Nebraska

  • Jim Townsend, Vice-Chair, Fund Development Committee Chair

    Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing

  • Piyush Srivastav, Secretary, Nominating Committee Chair

    President, NAQS- Environmental Experts

  • Bruce Mieth, Treasurer, Budget & Finance Committee Chair

    Senior Vice President, Ameritas Life Insurance

  • Jason Schmaderer, Marketing & Branding Committee Chair

    Vice President/Account Director, Swanson Russell

  • Jennifer Strand, Scholarships & Awards Committee Chair

    General Counsel, Nebraska Title Company

Board Members

  • Christina Ball

    Attorney, Baylor Evnen Curtiss Grimit & Witt

  • Rita Bennett

    President, Lincoln Education Association

  • Kris Bergmeyer

    Community Member

  • Kate Bolz

    Executive Director, Nebraska Association of Services Providers; State Senator, District 29

  • Susie Bounds

    Community Member

  • Cliff Carlson

    Senior Recruiter, Hudl

  • Jared Carlson

    Director of Assurity Ventures, Assurity

  • Karla Cooper

    Pastor, Quinn Chapel; Adjunct Professor, Doane University

  • Kimberly Goins

    Executive Director, Malone Community Center

  • Jessica Greenwald

    Vice President, Inspro Insurance

  • Jon Gross

    Senior Vice President, Union Bank and Trust

  • Cathy Hedstrom

    Broker, Bettenhausen Insurance Services

  • Andy Hunzeker

    Chief Financial Officer, Lincoln Industries

  • Dr. Steve Joel

    Superintendent, Lincoln Public Schools

  • Valerie Jones

    Assistant Professor, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Takako Olson

    Associate Principal, Southeast High School

  • Walter Powell

    Equity, Diversity, and Multicultural Administrator, Lincoln Public Schools

  • Steve Schmidt

    Market President, Frontier Bank

  • Matt Schulte

    LPS Board of Education Member, District 6

  • Russ Sebek

    Market President/Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo

  • Ginny Wood

    Founder, Fuel_COO