Board Members

David Mayer, Board President
Dvorak Law Group, LLC

Gary Grote, Board Treasurer and Secretary
Bridgepoint Investment Banking

Pete Hanley
SilverStone Group

Jennifer AmisJennifer Amis
Encounter Telehealth

Sandy Parker
Community Volunteer

Craig Pohlman
TSA Manufacturing

Steve Patterson
Avior Wealth Management

Melissa HegartyMelissa Hegarty
Nothing Bundt Cakes

Cyndy PeacockCyndy Peacock
Methodist Hospital Foundation

Jeanie JonesJeanie Jones
Community Volunteer

Brandon BurnsBrandon Burns
Great Western Wealth Management


Sandy Lemke, Executive Director
(402) 697-0205
(402) 778-4846

Sandy Lemke brings many experiences and talents to her role as Executive Director of Merrymakers. A writer and editor, Sandy’s creative spark led to successes at Omaha Magazine, a local publishing company that she owns with her husband Todd. The company produces about a dozen local publications. Sandy’s additional work includes optimal organization and project management skills having served as executive assistant to the head of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company and the City of Omaha Mayor’s Office.

Sandy is originally from Bellevue and attended the University of Nebraska. She has been personally involved in community events such as the UNO Women’s Walk, the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, and many other organizations as part of her work over the years.

Sandy is a board member of the Downtown Omaha Rotary Club.  She and her husband Todd enjoy traveling and are members of two branches of the International Wine and Food Society.  The Lemkes have a grown daughter, Casey who is married to husband Shea, and a college-aged son, Chad.

Marcia Martin, Central Iowa Program Director


Karen Brodhead, Program Coordinator

In December 2003, Karen became a receptionist at Execu-Suites. ” I love the people at Execu-Suites and have enjoyed meeting the entertainers and working with Merrymakers. In my free time I love to read, watch movies, craft, and spend time with my three adorable grandchildren.”

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