Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity

Improving Health Outcomes for Culturally Diverse Populations in Nebraska

Minority Health Council

The Nebraska Minority Health Council provides advice and guidance to the Office. The Council consists of up to 25 members who represent Nebraska's racial/ethnic minorities, consumers, providers, advocates, across geographic regions of the State.

Members are appointed by the Director of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Meetings are hosted on a quarterly basis, or more often if needed.

Strategic Plan for Minority Health Council - Minority Health Council Strategic Plan 

If you are interested in being part of the Minority Health Council, please send your resume and contact information to the Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity, PO Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026 or email


Minority Health Council Members:

Janelle Ali-Dinar, PhD - Chair

MedFirst Partners

Mindy Anderson-Knott, MA

UNL Social & Behavioral Science Research Constortium

Anne Yu Buettner, LMHP

A'Jamal Byndon

Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Practitioner

Community Initiative Consultant

Janie Fralin RN, BSN

Rubab Husain, MD

Leslie Marsh, MSNBA - Vice Chair

Blue Valley Community Action


Lexington Regional Health Center

Kenney McMorris, MPA

Aravind Menon, MBBS, MPH

Brenda Nickol, MPH

Roy Rivera, BIB

Alfonzo Shade, BGS

Charles Drew Health Center

Energize the Chain

UNMC College of Public Health

El Centro de Las Americas

Charles Drew Health Center

Arturo Spindola, MD

Ashlei Spivey, BA

Latino American Commission


Rosario Velasco East Central District Health Department
Anitra Warrior, MA, LMHP Morningstar Counseling & Consultation

Contact Us:
Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
(402) 471-0152                                                                         

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