Communications & Legislative Services Contacts


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Communications Director

Khalilah LeGrand
Khalilah A. LeGrand, Ed.D.
(402) 471-9313

Lead and oversee all communications efforts for the Department. Directs appropriate strategies and tactics for media and public relations. Support engagement activities that ensure effective targeted messaging, and platform utilization to reach all stakeholders. 

Marketing & Communications Team

Deputy Director
Jeffrey Powell
(402) 471-6223​
Developmental Disabilities, Public Health/Public Health Emergency Response

Julie Naughton
Marketing & Communications Specialist
(402) 471 -1695
Behavioral Health, Public Health

Garret Swanson
Marketing & Communications Specialist
(402) 471-8287
Children and Family Services
Barb Tyler
Marketing & Communications Specialist
(402) 471-3486​
Medicaid & Long-Term Care

Cedric Perkins​​
Community Engagement Specialist

Ilana Lewis
Internal Marketing & Communications Specialist

Human Resources Marketing & Communications Specialist (Vacant)

Admin Programs ​Office​r

Digital Team

Mark Haggar
Digital Team Lead 
(402) 840-0711
Directs processes for video and audio productions, Website and other digital content.
Sam Sullivan​
Social Media Specialist​
(402) 471-6585
PR Campaigns and Social Marketing Lead

​Judy Barker​​
Lead Graphic Designer
(402) 471-9158

Kay​a Smith
Multimedia/Graphic Designer  
(503) 927-8062

Greg Votava
(402) 471-4612
Webmaster - Public and Employee Websites
​​Diana Duran
Assistant Webmaster / Advocate
(402) 471-6035

Legislative Services

Andrea Lowe
Andrea Lowe
Legislative Services Administrator
(402) 471-1626


Bryson Bartels
Legislative Coordinator
(402) 471-0541

Sarah Skirry
Legislative Coordinator
(402) 471-0540
Raquel Dean
Administrative Specialist
(402) 853-4440


Communications & Legislative Services
Department of Health & Human Services
Mailing Address

Nebraska State Office Building
3rd floor

P.O. Box 95026
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln NE 68509