Nebraska Health Care LEAD Class VI Announced

November 16, 2023
Contact: Lindsay Kant, Director of Membership

Nebraska Health Care Association (NHCA) and Nebraska Health Care Foundation recently announced Class VI of Nebraska Health Care LEAD, a year-long program designed to develop a workforce of leaders that can meet the health care needs of Nebraska’s aging population. 

A kickoff retreat was held Oct. 26-27 at NHCA’s office in Lincoln. During the retreat, each member of Class VI was paired with a mentor who previously completed the program. The mentors will provide guidance and encouragement throughout the year. 

Through in-person and virtual gatherings, book discussions, and connections with state and national leaders, Nebraska Health Care LEAD, which stands for Lead. Excel. Advance. Develop., equips professionals to positively shape the future of health care in Nebraska; benefit their local communities; benefit employers through operations improvement and public relations; and work toward personal growth.

Class VI members include Sean Baessler, Elk Ridge Village, Elkhorn; Sawyer Boddy, Immanuel Grand Lodge, Lincoln; Gayleen Bradley, Orchard Park Assisted Living, Lincoln; Angela Wise, Community Pride Care Center, Battle Creek; Jennifer Caudillo, Linden Estates, North Platte; Samantha Clause, Chimney Rock Villa, Bayard; Krissa Delka, Nebraska Health Care Association; Madison Guthrie, Brookestone View, Broken Bow; Tara Helenthal, Gateway Healthcare; Annie Paul-Allen, Ambassador, Nebraska City; Glorious Roeber, Wakefield Care Center, Wakefield; Taylor Schommer, Heritage Communities; and Sarah Watson, The Heritage at College View, Hastings.

“As an association, NHCA’s vision is inspire people to shape their world,” said Jalene Carpenter, NHCA president and CEO. “Through workshops, tools, and mentorship, Nebraska Health Care LEAD is designed to inspire participants to use what they learn to inspire their own teams and, ultimately, strengthen Nebraska’s health care workforce.”

The 2023-2024 program is made possible by Choice Rehabilitation, Consonus Pharmacy, The Olson Group, The Vetter Foundation, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Health of Nebraska sponsorship.


Nebraska Health Care Association is the parent to Nebraska Nursing Facility Association (NNFA) and Nebraska Assisted Living Association (NALA), as well as Nebraska Health Care Learning Center and Nebraska Health Care Foundation. NNFA and NALA collectively represent approximately 425 nonprofit and proprietary skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities in Nebraska.