Staff

Meet Our Team

An organization is only as efficient and effective as the people who work for it. That’s why we have a staff of highly trained industry leaders and expert instructors who are continuously keeping up on the latest news, education, and training in their field.


Administration

Eric Koeppe
Serving Nebraskans Since
2003

Eric Koeppe

President/CEO

Eric is the President/CEO of the National Safety Council, Nebraska. He has a background in city administration, small business management, non-profit management and corporate accounting. He earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming. He served as EVP/CFO from 2015-2017 and has been the President/CEO since April of 2017. When not at NSCN you will find Eric enjoying watching his favorite baseball teams.

Stephanie Sewell
Serving Nebraskans Since
2012

Stephanie Sewell

Accounting Administrator

Stephanie is the Accounting Administrator for the National Safety Council, Nebraska. She has worked in office administration for her entire career. She says her family and friends are her great loves and as they have scattered across the country, she enjoys traveling to visit them. Especially those by the beach!


Communications, Marketing & Sales

Susan Booth
Serving Nebraskans Since
2013

Susan Booth

Vice President, Business Development

A 30+ year veteran of working with start-up technology companies, Susan has spent her career focused on communication, marketing innovations and taking care of her customers. She was born and raised in Nebraska, the 7th of 8 children, her father a safety director. Susan embodies the motto - "Work hard, Play harder". Having lost family members to auto crashes, she is passionate about distracted driving and seat belt safety. She loves to travel and spend time with her husband of nearly 30 yrs and 3 daughters. Favorite places to visit include Australia, Italy and anywhere with a beach and sunshine.

Nicole Sasse
Serving Nebraskans Since
2018

Nicole Sasse

Marketing Manager

Since joining the team, Nicole has quickly grown into her role as Marketing Manager. She enjoys taking on the everyday challenge of developing new ways to spread the word about the Council’s mission- reducing injuries and saving lives of Nebraskans. A true Nebraska native, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she also played 4 years of Division 1 softball. After a short stint in Event Sales & Management, Nicole is excited to be back in the Marketing game! Any free time in her usually hectic schedule, is spent working on DIY home projects with her husband, snuggling up to her fur-babies (a 100 lb. Chocolate Lab & kitty), or taking time to travel and be active in new and exciting places!

Breeana Allis
Serving Nebraskans Since
2014

Breeana Allis

Account Manager

As an Account Manager here at the National Safety Council, Nebraska, Bree works closely with different organizations in and around the metro area to make sure their safety needs are met. She has an extensive background in Customer Service. Before taking on her position at the Council, she worked at Conagra Foods in their Consumer Affairs Department. She attended Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa and then finished out the remainder of her college years at the College of St. Mary in Omaha. When she is not out meeting with all of you, she enjoys spending time with her family. Bree loves to entertain her family and friends. Her motto is “The more the merrier”. Most weekends you will find her planning a football party or a bonfire get together for a house full of people. Bree was born and raised in Omaha and currently resides in Papillion. She is the mother of two teenagers and 3 furry kids who keep her busy outside the office.


Workplace Safety Services

Heather Watts
Serving Nebraskans Since
2000

Heather Watts

Director, Workplace Safety Services

As one of the longest tenured staff members at NSCN, Heather has wide-ranging knowledge across all divisions. She began in 2000 as a registration associate in driving, moving over to workplace safety 6 months later where she worked with members, classes and registration. She has worn many hats over the years: marketing coordinator, workplace programs manager, assistant director of WSS, OTIEC/MOEC manager. She has overseen instructors in driving, workplace safety and first aid/CPR. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children.

Stash Dwornicki
Serving Nebraskans Since
2017

Stash Dwornicki

Consultant, WSS Training

Stash is a Safety Consultant/Trainer specializing in General Industry and Workplace Violence. An Omaha native with a farming background, Stash attended college at Loyola University, Chicago followed by 4 years serving in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer, deploying twice to Afghanistan. After leaving the military, his work experience includes time spent in the oil industry in northeast Wyoming, physical security, telecommunications, and manufacturing. He conducts all manner of general-industry safety training as well as audits and inspections, and enjoys the variety of industries and members he helps achieve safer workplaces. When not working, he enjoys the outdoors and helping on his family’s farm.

Terry Anderson
Serving Nebraskans Since
2018

Terry Anderson

Consultant, WSS Training

Terry first practiced in his field of study- Engineering, for 6 years before making a leap into safety. His safety experiences are with local manufacturing, warehousing, natural gas distribution, and Keystone pipeline (TransCanada) throughout the US. Roles held have included first line safety responsibilities, safety manager, and senior safety process developer/owner. Terry has been a Certified Safety Professional since 1998. In his most recent 3 years with TransCanada, Terry had stepped away from direct responsibilities for employee/workplace safety so he could fulfill the role of Emergency Response coordinator for all of their oil pipelines in the US and Canada; servicing up over 30 field and table top exercises annually for employees and outside regulators. Since starting with the Council, Terry is enjoying his chance to stay closer to home and to refocus on employee/workplace safety.

Janae Halm
Serving Nebraskans Since
2015

Janae Halm

First Aid/CPR Coordinator

Janae is the First Aid/CPR Coordinator for the National Safety Council, Nebraska. She has a Master’s in Public Health and has a passion for everyone to be safe and healthy. Her favorite part of the job is getting to work with all of the talented First Aid/CPR instructors. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 active little girls.


Driving and Behavior Programs

Joe Chavis
Serving Nebraskans Since
2012

Joe Chavis

Director, Driving and Behavior Programs

Joe is the Director of Driving and Behavior Programs at the National Safety Council, Nebraska. He has a Bachelor's degree in Human and Social Services Administration. He also has a Master’s degree in Human Relations. Joe retired after 20 years from the Air Force in 2006. He is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has served in positions as Director of both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. Joe has a passion for educating our community about making healthy lifestyle choices. Joe is married, has grown children, grandchildren, a puppy, and is a sports fan.

Shaley Kaufman
Serving Nebraskans Since
2000

Shaley Kaufman

Assistant Director, Driving and Behavior Programs

Shaley started with the National Safety Council, Nebraska as a registration associate and has now served Nebraskans for over 19 years. She is currently the supervisor of our driving and behavior department. During her employment, she has attended and completed various courses and seminars to strengthen her leadership role. Her favorite part about working for the council is being a part of the established working relationship with the court system and various law enforcement agencies. She has a passion for the council’s mission (reducing injuries and saving lives) and helping our community to become a safer place. Her goal is to promote positive outcomes through the programs NSCN offers. In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and two children.

Kenia Hernandez
Serving Nebraskans Since
2019

Kenia Hernandez

Driver Education Coordinator

As the newest member of the NSCN team, Kenia says she is more than excited to be helping keep our streets and community safe. When asked "Why NSCN?", Kenia says, "I have worked for non-profit organizations in the past and love the missions they stand for." Kenia has her BS in Business Administration from Bellevue University. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her family, including her nieces and nephews who she says keep her very busy.

Jeana Tortorilla
Serving Nebraskans Since
2017

Jeana Tortorilla

Health Educator

Jeana is the Health Educator for the National Safety Council, Nebraska and specializes in Safety on the Roads. She works closely with the community in order to educate all ages about the dangers of unsafe driving practices, such as not wearing a seat belt, driving distracted, and drowsy driving. She has been an educator for over 20 years and enjoys the diversity of audiences this program allows her to work with. She lives in Omaha with her husband, 3 boys and an ever increasing amount of “failed foster” dogs.

Jean Costello
Serving Nebraskans Since
2001

Jean Costello

Registration Associate

Since joining the team 19 years ago, Jean has mastered the ins and outs of the National Safety Council, Nebraska. As a Registration Associate, she takes pride in providing our customers with excellent and precise service. Jean says she enjoys being a part of the Council's mission of keeping Nebraskans safe.

Karla Krzycki
Serving Nebraskans Since
2010

Karla Krzycki

Registration Associate

Karla has become a valuable asset to the National Safety Council, Nebraska since joining the team 9 years ago. With over 25 years of experience in the correctional field she brings a certain “je ne sais quoi” to her position as a Driving and Behavior Programs Associate. Karla takes great pride in listening to her customers' concerns and providing the proper tools and resources they need to stay safe on the road, at home and in the workplace. Away from the Council she enjoys golf, PiYo, baking (Karla makes the most delicious treats!) and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs. Stop in and visit Karla to schedule your next safety class - unless you’re a clown. Karla does not like clowns.