TeamMates National Program Board of Directors

The TeamMates Board of Directors provides oversight and leadership for the program. Board members represent a variety of communities with local TeamMates chapters and ensure that TeamMates adheres to the national standards for mentoring, the Elements of Effective Practice

In 2022 the Board revised the strategic plan and set a new vision for TeamMates:

To be the nation’s premier school-based mentoring program by creating a culture of hope that leads to a positive ripple effect in our communities and beyond.

Dr. Tom & Nancy Osborne
Co-founders

Nick Cusick
Bison, Inc.
Lincoln, NE

Steve Erwin
Secretary
U.S. Bank National Association
Lincoln, NE

Deepak Gangahar
Chairman
Omaha, NE

David Graff
Hudl
Lincoln, NE

Mark Graff
MNB Bank
McCook, NE

Kyle Hanson
Wolverine
Rockford, MI

Dr. Steve Joel
Former Superintendent, Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln, NE

Jane Miller
Gallup
Omaha, NE

Cynthia Milligan
Omaha, NE

John Northrop
Northrop Enterprises, LLC
Hastings, NE

Lisa Olson
Vice-Chairman
OPPD
Omaha, NE

Chad Tramp
McGladrey Wealth Management, LLC
Des Moines, IA

Tony Urban
Treasurer
RSM US, LLP
Omaha, NE

Tony Veland
AIM Institute
Omaha, NE

Zach Wiegert
Tetrad Property Group, LLC
Omaha, NE

Emeritus Members
Dick Bell
Tom Casady
Dick Davis
Sid Dinsdale
Jim Pillen
Kim Robak
John Schuele
Denny Walker


TeamMates Foundation Board of Directors

Jim Pillen
Chair

Steve Erwin

Deepak Gangahar

Cynthia Milligan

John Northrop

Tom Osborne

John Schuele

Thomas Smith

Chad Tramp

Tony Urban

Denny Walker

Zach Wiegert


TeamMates+ Board of Directors

Sarah Begay

Ingrid Berlin

Drue Bower

Erick Danielson

Emilie Key
Secretary

Rachel Lambert

Mackenzie Mapes
Treasurer

Dan Schaechner
Chairman

Lindsey Spehn