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 2013-2017




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

Regional Director of Rural Health, Catholic Charities Initiatives of Nebraska

Teresa Anderson, MSN, RN

Executive Director, Central District Health Department

Renaisa Anthony, MD, MPH

A'Jamal Rashad Byndon

UNMC Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Community Advocate

Anne Yu Buettner, LMHP  Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Practitioner

Charlotte Burke

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

Janie Fralin - Secretary

Joel Gajardo, PhD

Health Service Program Director, Blue Valley Community Action

Community Advocate

Kristin Gall Community Health Nurse, DHHS Refugee Settlement
Jennifer Genua, BA Deputy Director, Health Center Association of Nebraska
Sondra Manske, MPH - Vice Chair Beatrice State Developmental Center

Brenda Nickol, MPH

Kathleen Rieb, MSHP

UNMC College of Public Health

Health Program Administrator, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Alfonzo Shade - Chair Government Program Outreach, Coventry of Nebraska
Jose Soto, JD Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity, Southeast Community College
Arturo Spindola, MD Executive Director, Latino American Commission

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

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