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Anne Hindery

Chief Executive Officer
402-557-5800 ext. 1
anne @


Anne Hindery is the CEO of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM).  NAM is the State Association that serves nonprofits of all sizes and missions that works to strengthen the collective voice, leadership, and capacity of nonprofit organizations to enrich the quality of community life throughout Nebraska and SW Iowa.


Hindery came to NAM in 2008 with a unique background in nonprofits, philanthropy and community work including Program Director for the Omaha Community Foundation, Operations Director, for Alegent Health’s Community Benefit Trust, Law Enforcement Coordinator for the United States Attorney's Office, Nebraska District and Grant Writer for the City of Omaha. She has extensive experience in public and nonprofit sector program development and management.


Active in her community, Anne serves on the University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Board Member for the National Council of Nonprofits, Board Chair of the Community Services Fund of Nebraska and Board Member for the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MAACH).  Hindery formerly served on the Omaha branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  Anne received UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service and the Directors Award for Superior Performance in Law Enforcement Coordination from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorney’s. She was recognized at the Nonprofit Administrator of the Year (2017) by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA-NE). She is a proud graduate of Leadership Omaha Class of 28, an alum of the Nonprofit Executive Institute Class 3 and Class 2 of the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute and a member of Class 11 of Leadership Nebraska.


A Missouri native, Ms. Hindery received her bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and Master's in Public Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Tracy Shutt

Director of Financial Services
402-557-5800 ext. 80
tracy @


Tracy Shutt earned a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting from Hastings College, and comes to NAM with over 20 years nonprofit accounting experience. Tracy has lived and worked in Florida, Colorado, Nebraska and Tennessee for nonprofit agencies ranging from a health system, to foster care service and at-risk kids, to an art-house cinema; she even has experience working for the Colorado Nonprofit Association, a state association like NAM, out of Denver, CO. 

She has extensive experience preparing monthly financial statements; developing and implementing accounting systems, policies and procedures; grant tracking and reporting; budgeting; and audit prep. Tracy was also part of the team that developed the “Dirty, Sexy Money” series offered by NAM. Her involvement with various strategic initiatives helps to bring insight to her work and decision-making process. In warmer months, Tracy enjoys playing golf.


 Rosey Higgs

 Director of Programs
 402-557-5800 ext. 4
 rosey @


Rosey earned her BSW and MSW degrees from the University of Nebraska Omaha, where she also serves as an adjunct instructor in the Grace Abbott School of Social Work. She has extensive and varied experience in Omaha’s nonprofit community, including work in child welfare, domestic violence, homelessness, intellectual and developmental disability, HIV prevention, and mentoring as well as development, program evaluation, and strategic planning. She has a passion for collaborative work and capacity building.


Kelly Koepsell

Director of Membership & Operations
402-557-5800 ext. 2
kelly @

Kelly earned a B.A. in Earth Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado, when he also received a commission in the Air Force. As an air traffic control officer, he has lived or worked in 24 states, 22 countries and on 5 continents. He earned a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1999, and graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas in 2005.  He is a U.S Army-certified strategic planner, and has led the air combat operational planning for many trouble areas that are in the news today.  Kelly has been a graduate teaching assistant and adjunct faculty in the Geography Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha, teaching physical geography and geographic information science.  He earned an M.A. in Geography from University of Nebraska Omaha in 2013, and a Master of Public Administration degree in Nonprofit Management from University of Nebraska Omaha in 2019.  He is a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church (WELS) in Omaha.


Hannah Young

Public Policy and Strategic Partnership Manager
402-557-5800 ext. 5
hannah @

Hannah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Northwest Missouri State University in December 2013 and her Master of Public Administration degree from University of Nebraska Omaha in August of 2016. While at Northwest Missouri State, she completed an internship for Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed. She is currently involved in ynpnGO, Women’s Fund Circles, League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, Girls Inc., and Omaha Venture Group. In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading fictional books meant for teenagers, and playing with her two pups, Ralph and Kiko.


Abby Hughes

Project Manager
402-557-5800 ext. 3
abby @


Abby, an Omaha native, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from the University of Kansas in 2015. With a passion for community development and public health, she has experience with a variety of organizations including Food Bank for the Heartland, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Live Well Omaha and serving as an AmeriCorps member at Harvesters – The Community Food Network in Kansas City, MO. In 2018, she earned her Master of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


Thaddaeus Pera

Membership and Information Specialist
402-557-5800 ext. 70
thaddaeus @


Thaddaeus graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, with a B.A. in English and History in 2007. He then relocated to New York City as a program consultant for The Paley Center for Media assisting with membership, background research and event production. Soon after he took on several technical projects with the The Committee to Protect Journalists, and accepted the position as Assistant to the Editor of Innovation & Office Manager in 2011. His experience also includes various community outreach efforts with The Working Families Party and New York Communities for Change, coordinating and leading grassroots fundraising, voter recruitment/turnout, letter writing and union building campaigns. In 2015, he returned to the Midwest to further his education in the Masters of Public Administration program at UNO.



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