Communications & Legislative Services Contacts


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Jeffrey Powell
Jeff Powell
Interim Communications Director
(402) 471-6223

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. Additionally, Jeff currently handles Children and Family Services media relations.

Marketing & Communications Team

Alycia Davis
Marketing & Communications Specialist III​
(402) 471-1449
Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities
Barb Tyler
Marketing & Communications Specialist III
(402) 471-3486​
Medicaid & Long-Term Care

Erin Maier 
Human Resources Marketing & Communications Specialist
(402) 471-9313
Cedric Perkins​​
Community Engagement Specialist

Ilana Lewis
Internal Marketing & Communications Specialist
Public Health
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Administrative Programs ​Office​r
Gretell Hurtado
(402) 471-9772​

Digital Team

Mark Haggar
Digital & Multimedia Manager
(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

Nicole Barrett
Nicole M. Barrett, JD
Director of Legislative Services
(402) 471-3655


Kyra Rumble 
Senior Legislative & Policy Analyst 
(402) 840-3061

Dee Austin
Senior Legislative & Policy Specialist
(531) 810-1222​
Benjamin Blumanhourst
Legislative Support Coordinator
(402) 471-7638​


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