Andreea Baker, MSN, RN Director of the Wellness Center, Concordia University Nebraska
I have worked in higher education for the past 9 years. I serve as the nurse and administrator of the Student Health Center. I also oversee the health and wellness programming across campus for students.
Connie Boehm Director of Big Red Resilience and Well-being, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Connie has enjoyed working in student affairs for over 40 years at six different institutions. She has expertise in student wellness, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drug prevention and recovery, bias reduction, and sexual violence. She brings together campus and community partners to provide vibrant, relevant, and responsive programming for the college community.
Lydia Coulson Alcohol & Drug Prevention Project Manager, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lydia works at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and holds a Master’s in Education from Marquette University. She has been an NECPA member at both UNL and at Creighton University where she was a part of the Omaha Collegiate Consortium. Outside of work, Lydia enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, working out, baking, and traveling.
Susan Ferrone Office of Student Engagement
Susan works with the Office of Student Engagement Team at Hastings College, focusing on First Year retention.
Mark Frillman, BA, LADC Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Alcohol & Other Drug Educator, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Mark Frillman works with the Counseling and Psychological Services office at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Being at UNO for the past 14 years he provides student counseling, works with student housing and conduct, and initiated the Collegiate Recovery Community. He also teaches the Drug Awareness class for COE Public Health/Behavioral Health. Spare time is spent woodworking and babysitting the grandchildren.
Kalika Jantzen Director Counseling Assistance Program for Students
Kalika, she/her pronouns, is a dually licensed behavioral health provider and has worked in residential substance use treatment, outpatient settings, and private practice. Kalika has always supervised site placement graduate interns and enjoys being a part of the learning for the next generation of behavioral health providers. Since starting at Southeast Community College, her first job in higher education, she Directs the Counseling Assistance Program for Students and contributes to the Prevention & Awareness learning opportunities across all SCC locations and the communities served there. She believes in the advocacy for behavioral health & wellness as integral to our communities' success! Kalika enjoys collaboration, reading & watching volleyball, and time spent with her partner and 3 kids.
Gina Krysl Director of Student Care and Outreach
Gina was born and raised in Atkinson, Nebraska. She discovered her passion for advocating for others at a young age. In her current role as Director of Student Care and Outreach at Northeast Community College, Gina brings her belief in the power of education to the role, which fuels her desire to provide outreach and education on campus. She looks forward to working on campus every day because of the opportunities to interact with students. In her spare time, Gina enjoys spending time with her two daughters and dog, Mia, traveling to visit her 10 nieces and nephews, and listening to live music.
Jordan McCoy, LMHP Wellness Promotion and Prevention Coordinator, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Jordan is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner who spent 8 years working with children, adolescents, and families in a counseling setting. Taking this knowledge and passion for mental health with her, she now serves as the Wellness Promotion and Prevention Coordinator at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Jordan enjoys the preventative work, spreading awareness surrounding mental health, substances, and promoting students' connection and belonging.
When not working, Jordan enjoys spending her time as a mother and wife, lover of music, and sports enthusiast.
Alicia Dorcey McIntosh Associate VP for Student Affairs, Wayne State College
Alicia is a licensed mental health practitioner and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. She has worked in community mental health and private practice for over 20 years before moving to a career in higher education. Alicia serves as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at Wayne State College. She oversees student health, counseling, disability services, and is the Title IX coordinator.
Alaina Smith Senior Director, Residential Student Initiatives, Bellevue University
Alaina works with teams focused on the residential student experience, from High School Admissions to Academic Advising, and Residence and Student Life. Her passion is providing a caring and compassionate environment to navigate the college experience. Seeing students make the transformation from their first year to graduation is the most rewarding part of her job. She also loves coffee and traveling!