Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships

Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships

Origin/Authorization: Consultation Minutes of December 19, 2012

Terms: At the Pleasure of the Court. No term limitations.

Purpose Statement: To engage in continuing analysis and study of statutes, court rules, and court procedures relating to guardianships and conservatorships; to examine the challenges these laws and procedures pose for court staff, the judiciary, the practicing bar, vulnerable adults and children and their legal guardians and conservators, and other professionals and service providers working with protected persons and wards; to propose solutions or improvements both within and without the judicial branch in response to such challenges; and to support the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission which the Nebraska Supreme Court approves.


Name, CityCompositionAppointment Date
Hon. Francie Riedmann, GretnaCo-Chairperson, Court of Appeals Judge12-19-12

Hon. Holly Parsley, Lincoln

Appointed co-chair 11-13-19

Co-Chairperson, County Judge, 3rd Judicial District12-19-12

Hon. Todd Hutton, Papillion

Appointed co-chair 8-5-16

Appointed County Court Rep. 11-13-19

County Judge, 2nd Judicial District8-5-16
Hon. Sheryl Lohaus, OmahaCounty Judge, 4th Judicial District8-5-16
Hon. Donna Taylor, NelighCounty Judge, 7th Judicial District12-19-12
Hon. Tami Schendt, Broken BowCounty Judge, 8th Judicial District12-19-12
VacantDistrict Judge 
Sara Gunderson, PoncaClerk Magistrate, 6th Judicial District10-25-23
Keri Pritschau, LincolnDivision Manager, Lancaster County Court11-9-22
Mary Newman, OmahaAdjunct Professor at UNO, Formerly Deputy Chief, Omaha Police Department12-19-12
Cindy Koenig-Warnke, LincolnInvestigator, Lincoln Police Department5-6-15
Marla Fischer, LincolnOffice of Public Guardian5-15-24
Jina Ragland, LincolnAssociate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, AARP11-13-19
Bruce Cudly, LincolnDevelopmental Disabilities Region V12-19-12
Eve Brank, LincolnProfessor, Law/Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln12-19-12
Mark Collins, LincolnChief of Medicaid Fraud & Patient Abuse, Attorney General Office11-9-22
Diane DeLair, LincolnSenior Staff Attorney, Disability Rights Nebraska10-24-18
Jerry Stilmock, SyracuseAssociate General Counsel, Nebraska Bankers Association12-19-12
Molly Blazek, OmahaAttorney11-13-19
William Lindsay, OmahaAttorney12-19-12
Lisa Line, OmahaAttorney11-13-19
J. Terry Macnamara, OmahaAttorney12-19-12
Susan Spahn, OmahaAttorney12-19-12
Jayne Wagner, OmahaAttorney11-13-19
Joanne Farrell, LincolnSocial Worker, Aging Partners, Retired12-19-12
Corey Steel (ex-officio), LincolnState Court Administrator, Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation5-6-15
Sara Draus, LICSW, LincolnManager of Therapy and Social Work Services, Behavioral Health Services, Bryan Medical Center West11-9-22
Senator Wendy DeBoerState Senator, District 105-15-23
Senator Kathleen KauthState Senator, District 315-15-24
Deb PriceGuardian Representative5-15-24
Sheryl TimkoGuardian Representative5-15-24