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.
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.
Phil is the newest member of the team, joining the National Safety Council - Nebraska Chapter as the Accounting Administrator. Phil graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Grace University where he played four years of Basketball while completing his degree. He has eight siblings, who all grew up right here in Omaha, Nebraska. Phil is excited about any opportunity to assist the team and provide value in any way. In his free time he enjoys going to the gym, running, watching Husker sports, hanging out with his wonderful wife, and spending time with friends. He is inspired by the quote that says “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% about how you react.”
Communications, Marketing & Sales
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 over 30 yrs, 3 daughters and her grandson. Favorite places to visit include Australia, Italy and anywhere with a beach and sunshine.
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.
Inside Sales/ Customer Service
Jason is the Inside Sales Representative for the National Safety Council-Nebraska. He comes from a background of Sales/Customer Service and new employee training in the usage of heavy equipment. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English-British Literature from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He will be assisting in registering our members for all certification classes and answering any, and all, questions that may arise. When not at the council, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and puggle. His cat hangs out with him when the cat wills it so. He is an avid reader, hunter, movie enthusiast, and will never turn down the opportunity to play with Legos. He is willing to help with any situations that may arise, so feel free to reach out to him with any questions you may have.
Brooklynne is the Marketing Manager at the National Safety Council, Nebraska. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her experience spans everything from traditional newspaper print advertising and television to social media promotion and Search Engine Optimization. When Brooklynne is not at the Council she can be found running her photography business, teaching her puppy new tricks, and patio hopping downtown with friends to find that perfect spring-time spot! A motto she is inspired to live by is “The Universe will match whatever vibration you put out. And you can’t fool The Universe.”
Workplace Safety Services
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.
Consultant, WSS Training
Chris is a Safety Consultant at the Safety Council responsible for providing OSHA regulatory training, including safety and security instruction, development of safety programs, and as an outreach custom safety solutions specialist. Chris is a member of the National Professional Speakers Association. He has his ASC, SSH, CSHO, and SHEP certifications. He is also a certified HAZWOPER trainer and completed the Leadership training program at UNO. His passion for workplace safety, particularly in leadership training and workplace violence training stems from his 20+ years of federal service with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Air Marshal Service, and as an active duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician with the US Navy.
Consultant, WSS Training
Stash is a Safety Consultant/Trainer specializing in General/Construction Industry and Workplace Violence. Stash has his ASC, SSH, CSHO, and Certificate in Safety Leadership and SHEP certifications. He is also a certified HAZWOPER trainer and is an IVES certified trainer. 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 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.
First Aid/CPR Coordinator
Patti is the First Aid/CPR Coordinator. She previously served as one of our First Aid/CPR Instructors and continues to lead classes when possible as she is passionate about teaching these important skills to others. Patti is an Iowa native and has recently moved to the Omaha area after living many years in Colorado. Patti enjoys traveling and experiencing new places as well as golfing and spending time family.
Driving and Behavior Programs
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.
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.
Since joining the team more than 20 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 has become a valuable asset to the National Safety Council, Nebraska since joining the team over 11 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.
Hayden is the Health Educator for the National Safety Council, Nebraska and specializes in Safety on the Roads. He 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.