District 8

District 8

District Eight is comprised of the following counties: Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Loup, Keya Paha, Rock, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler.

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Court Clerks
Court Clerks
District Court
Clerk County Address Phone Fax Website

April Wescott

Blaine
145 Lincoln Avenue
Brewster, Nebraska 68821
308-543-2222 308-547-2228 Website

Tracy Reiser

Boyd
P.O. Box 26
Butte, Nebraska 68722
402-775-2391 402-775-2146 Website

Travis (Travee) Hobbs

Brown
148 West 4th Street
Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210
402-387-2705 402-387-0912 Website

Lorana Eggert

Cherry
365 North Main Street
Valentine, Nebraska 68873
402-376-1840 402-376-3830 Website

Amy Oxford

Custer
694 Heritage Drive
Broken Bow, Nebraska 68822
308-872-2121 308-872-5826 Website

Keri Koenigsberg

Garfield
P.O. Box 218
Burwell, Nebraska 68823
308-346-4161 308-346-4651 Website

Mindy Grossart

Greeley
P.O. Box 287
Greeley, Nebraska 68842
308-428-3625 308-428-3022 Website

Junior Young

Holt
P.O. Box 755
O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
402-336-2840 402-336-3601 Website

Bev Sack

Howard
P.O. Box 25
St. Paul, Nebraska 68873
308-754-4343 308-754-4266 Website

Suzy Wentworth

Keya Paha
P.O. Box 349
Springview, Nebraska 68778
402-497-3791 402-497-3799 Website

Debbie Postany

Loup
P.O. Box 187
Taylor, Nebraska 68879
308-942-3135 308-942-6015 Website

Joyce Stahl

Rock
P.O. Box 367
Bassett, Nebraska 68714
402-684-3933 402-684-2741 Website

Marcy Sekutera

Sherman
P.O. Box 456
Loup City, Nebraska 68853
308-745-1513 308-745-0157 Website

Paula Musil

Valley
125 South 15th Street
Ord, Nebraska 68862
308-728-3700 308-728-7725 Website

Cara Snider

Wheeler
3rd and Main Street
P.O. Box 127
Bartlett, Nebraska 68622
308-654-3235 308-645-3470 Website
County Court
Clerk County Address Phone Fax Website

Cristin Fay

Blaine
145 Lincoln Avenue
Brewster, Nebraska 68821
308-543-2222 308-543-2228 Website

Cathy Reiman

Boyd
Box 396 Thayer Street
Butte, Nebraska 38722
402-775-2211 402-775-2211

Roxanne Philben

Brown
148 West 4th Street
Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210
402-387-2864 402-382-3374

Kay Morrison

Cherry
365 North Main Street
Valentine, Nebraska 69201
402-376-2590 402-376-5942

Debra Hansen

Custer
604 Heritage Drive
Broken Bow, Nebraska 68822
308-872-5761 308-872-6052

Roberta Meschke

Garfield
250 South 8th
P.O. Box 431
Burwell, Nebraska 68826
308-643-4123 308-346-4069 Website

Kathy Sweeney

Greeley
P.O. Box 302
Greeley, Nebraska 68714
308-428-2705 308-428-6500

Laura Reynoldson

Holt
204 North 4th Street
O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
402-336-1662 402-336-1663

Marsha Anderson

Howard
612 Indian Street
Suite #6
St. Paul, Nebraska 68873
308-754-4192 308-754-4727 Website

Roxanne Philben

Keya Paha
148 West 4th Street
Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210
402-497-3021 402-382-3374

Debra Hansen

Loup
P.O. Box 146
Taylor, Nebraska 68873
308-942-6035 308-942-3103

Cathy Reiman

Rock
P.O. Box 249
Bassett, Nebraska 68714
402-684-3601 402-684-2741

Janelle Mostek

Sherman
P.O. Box 55
Loup City, Nebraska 68853
308-745-1513 308-745-1510

Kathy Sweeney

Valley
125 South 15th Street
Ord, Nebraska 68862
308-728-3831 308-728-7725

Roberta Meschke

Wheeler
1st and Main
P.O. Box 127
Bartlett, Nebraska 68622
308-654-3376 308-654-3176
Judges
Judges
District Court
Brown
P.O. Box 225
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Phone: (402) 387-2162
Fax: (402) 387-0918
Howard
P.O. Box 74
St. Paul, NE 68873
Phone: (308) 754-4343
Fax: (308) 754-4727
County Court
Holt
204 N 4th Street
O'Neill, NE 68763
Phone: (402) 336-1662
Fax: (402) 336-1663
Cherry
365 N Main
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: (402) 376-2590
Fax: (402) 376-5942
Custer
604 Heritage Drive
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Phone: (308) 872-5761
Fax: (308) 872-6052
Probation Offices
Probation Offices
Tara Sprigler-Price
Chief Probation Officer
District 8
 

 

Probation Office (Home Office)
District: 8
Chief Probation Officer:
128 N. 6th Street #4
O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
Fax: (402) 336-2594
Phone: (402) 336-2594
Public Guardians
Public Guardians

Public Guardian districts are distinct from judicial and probation districts. Please find the Associate Public Guardian serving your area below.

Associate Public Guardians

The Office of Public Guardian Associate Public Guardian's (APG) are listed below. Click on the name of the person, and it will take you to their photo and a brief biography.

Sophia Alvarez, APG Senior Legal Counsel - East Area, Omaha

Sophia Alvarez, APG Senior Legal Counsel - East Area, Omaha
Sophia Alvarez, APG Senior Legal Counsel - East Area, Omaha

Sophia Alvarez
sophia.alvarez@nebraska.gov
(402) 763-7898
Associate Public Guardian - Senior Legal Counsel
6B East; Omaha

Sophia grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Woman's University in 1998. Sophia earned a Master of Science in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2001, and then worked as the Assistant Director for the UNL Upward Bound Math/Science Project. Sophia completed her JD at UNL - College of Law in 2006. During law school, Sophia clerked at Nebraska Disability Rights helping to draft the Law in Brief series and working on a grassroots voting rights campaign for people with disabilities. After graduating from the College of Law, Sophia worked at various private firms and Legal Aid in the areas of family law, juvenile law, criminal law, consumer law, Social Security law, and landlord/tenant law. Sophia's long held passion for public interest law has led her to this position with the Office of Public Guardian.

Brad Brake - East Area, Omaha/South Sioux City

Brad Brake - East Area, Omaha/South Sioux City
Brad Brake - East Area, Omaha/South Sioux City

Brad Brake
brad.brake@nebraska.gov
(402) 580-5629
6C East; Omaha/South Sioux City

Brad Brake originally grew up on a farm in southwest Minnesota. He attended college at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN where he majored in sociology/religious studies. During his time at Hamline, he worked at an after school program for Karen children. After graduating in 2010, Brad moved to Omaha, Nebraska in order to work on policy and development with the Nebraska Synod, ELCA. After that, he moved to Lincoln to attend law school at UNL. While at UNL, he worked at various nonprofits that included the ACLU and Nebraskans for Civic Reform. He graduated in May and is eager to start his next adventure at the Office of Public Guardian. 

Janelle Cantu - Southeast Area, Papillion/Falls City

Janelle Cantu - Southeast Area, Papillion/Falls City
Janelle Cantu - Southeast Area, Papillion/Falls City

Janelle Cantu
janelle.cantu@nebraska.gov
(402) 681-1929
7 Southeast; Papillion

Janelle Cantu graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2001 with a major in Sociology, and holds a certificate from Boston University’s Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research. Janelle was hired with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Children and Family Services as an Economic Services Worker where she managed caseloads with individual receiving food stamps, ADC, childcare, Medicaid and other economic services. Janelle was on the pilot team for the development of the new call center for AccessNebraska. She moved on to DHHS’ Division of Developmental Disabilities and worked as a services coordinator, and managed a caseload of individuals with intellectual disabilities. She helped to transition individuals from the Beatrice State Developmental Center into the community. She also worked with individuals that were court ordered, by a board of mental health petition (BMHP), into the Division’s custody. Janelle acted as a guardian for the individual’s under the BMHP. Janelle also worked with Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging as a services coordinator for individuals over 65 years of age. 

Jena Davenport - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Jena Davenport - EastCentral Area, Lincoln
Jena Davenport - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Jena Davenport
jena.davenport@nebraska.gov
(531) 333-6236
5B East Central; Lincoln

Jena is a rural Nebraska native who began her career in human services working with aging adults in a memory care setting. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and Sociology/Anthropology. Jena went on to attend the University of Nebraska - Omaha and earned her Master's Degree in Social Work. She completed graduate clinical hours providing family therapy at the Munroe Meyer Institute and worked with grandparents raising their grandchildren at Nebraska Children's Home Society. Jena's professional experience includes working with clients experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, mental health diagnoses, and interpersonal violence. She worked in the Intellectual Disability field for 7+ years in multiple roles, most recently as a Developmental Disability Community Coordination Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Jena is honored to serve individuals through her role with the Office of Public Guardian.

Chelsea Egenberger - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Chelsea Egenberger - EastCentral Area, Lincoln
Chelsea Egenberger - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Chelsea Egenberger
chelsea.egenberger@nebraska.gov
(531) 289-0141
5C East Central; Lincoln

Chelsea Egenberger is a Lincoln native who obtained her bachelors in Social Work from the University of Nebraska - Omaha in 2009. She moved to Minneapolis where she worked in residential and day center programs for adults who lived with mental illness. During this time she continued her education at the University of Minnesota graduating with her masters in Social Work in 2012. Since then Chelsea has found a passion working in both the Clubhouse and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team models. Returning to Nebraska in 2015, Chelsea has sought to be a voice in her community to advocate for awareness and reform. She is excited to bring her commitment to social justice and mental health recovery to her role at the Office of Public Guardian. 

Fred Graves - MidCentral Area, Grand Island

Fred Graves - MidCentral Area, Grand Island
Fred Graves
Fred Graves - MidCentral Area, Grand Island

Fred Graves
fred.graves@nebraska.gov
(308) 227-8833
3C Mid Central; Grand Island

Frederic Graves was born and raised in Grand Island Nebraska.  He earned  a BAeD with Teaching Endorsements in Communicative Arts at UNK.   Fred started working part time with the Intellectually Delayed population in 1992 and worked on several projects at UNK including developing individualized curriculum for both gifted and special needs students.  After working 10 years full time with a DD Community Based Service Provider, Fred became a DD Service Coordinator for DHHS in 2006.  Fred helped establish a non-profit tabletop gaming club with a mission statement to foster face to face social connections in his community and owns and helps operate a used bookstore he originally purchased with his father.

Jordan Harvey - East Area, Omaha

Jordan Harvey - East Area, Omaha
Jordan Harvey - East Area, Omaha

Jordan Harvey
jordan.harvey@nebraska.gov
(402) 536-0315
6A East; Omaha

Jordan attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University.  Jordan’s previous work experience includes working with uninsured individuals and assisting them with applying for state and federal programs, such as Medicaid and Social Security Disability. During her graduate internship, she provided counseling services for adults, children and families. Jordan has many years of case management experience and working with area agencies on obtaining resources for clients.

Alicia "Ali" Husted - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Alicia "Ali" Husted - EastCentral Area, Lincoln
Alicia "Ali" Husted - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Alicia Husted
alicia.husted@nebraska.gov
(402) 440-7740
5D East Central; Lincoln

Alicia Husted, also known as Ali, grew up in Cortland, NE, a small town south of Lincoln. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology, with minors in health science and criminal justice. The majority of her experience has been within the field of developmental disabilities. Alicia started working in college at an Intermediate Care Facility for persons with Intellectual Disabilities. She then moved to providing community based services residentially and then as a Program Trainer for vocational services. Alicia moved back to the Lincoln area after college, briefly working in assisted living before taking a position with DHHS as a Developmental Disabilities service coordinator. She thoroughly enjoyed working in that position for the next 5 years until taking the position as Associate Public Guardian.  

Kylie Joyce - West Central Area, North Platte

Kylie Joyce - West Central Area, North Platte
Kylie Joyce - West Central Area, North Platte

Kylie Joyce
kylie.joyce@nebraska.gov
(308) 325-0465
2 West Central; North Platte

Kylie Joyce was born and raised in Bassett, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska - Kearney and her Master's in Clinical Social Work from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. While attending school in Kearney, she worked as a direct support professional in residential settings with adults and children with developmental disabilities. Her professional experience includes working in rural mental health and substance abuse treatment as an emergency community support worker, as a case manager within a hospital setting providing assessment and therapy in an inpatient psychiatric unit, and for the past 10 years has worked with DHHS as a Developmental Disabilities Service Coordinator. She is excited to join the team at the Office of Public Guardian, to continue her service in the public sector, serving the citizens of Nebraska.

Lisa Ludden - Northeast Area, Norfolk

Lisa Ludden - Northeast Area, Norfolk
Lisa Ludden - Northeast Area, Norfolk

Lisa Ludden
lisa.ludden@nebraska.gov
(402) 992-5560
4 Northeast; Norfolk

Lisa Ludden was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. She attended Wayne State College and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. While attending her first couple of years of college, she worked as a Direct Support professional in a day settings and then as a residential manager for 5 homes. She then moved to working in long-term care facilities as a social worker and continued for the last 16 years. Lisa’s professional experience includes working with the elderly population, working with dementia, working with various health conditions, establishing in-home services, and working with people and their loved ones during difficult times. Lisa and her family live on a farm near Pierce, Nebraska. Lisa and her husband raise five children and enjoy attending all of their various activities, including coaching their volleyball and basketball teams. Lisa also enjoys raising their cattle, participating in their local 4-H program, and teaching at church. Lisa has loved the opportunity over the last 16 years of serving the elder generation and looks forward to being able to serve and advocate for vulnerable adults as an Associate Public Guardian. 

Vacant - East Area, Omaha

Vacant - East Area, Omaha
Vacant - East Area, Omaha

Vacant - East Area, Omaha

Vacant - East Area, Omaha
Vacant - East Area, Omaha

Michelle Moore - MidCentral Area, Kearney

Michelle Moore - MidCentral Area, Kearney
Michelle Moore - MidCentral Area, Kearney

Michelle Moore
michelle.moore@nebraska.gov
(308) 627-9768
3A Mid Central; Kearney

Michelle Moore was born and raised in Ogallala, Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received her Bachelor of Arts in Education for Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She went on to teach preschool for several years, which eventually led up to teaching elementary school for 10 years in North Platte, Nebraska.  During that time, Michelle worked on her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College and received her degree in 2008.  Most recently, she’s been employed at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, working as a Child and Family Services Specialist in the Kearney, Nebraska office. Michelle was with Child Protective Services for 2 ½ years before moving over to Adult Protective Services for her final six months with the department. Michelle has been with the Office of Public Guardian since June of 2015, and is honored to work with Nebraska's vulnerable adults as an Associate Public Guardian.

Stacy Rotherham - Panhandle Area, Scottsbluff

Stacy Rotherham - Panhandle Area, Scottsbluff
Stacy Rotherham - Panhandle Area, Scottsbluff

Stacy Rotherham
stacy.rotherham@nebraska.gov
(308) 672-7433
1 Panhandle; Scottsbluff/Gering

Stacy Rotherham was born and raised in the Scottsbluff/Gering area. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. Stacy has worked in long term care for over 12 years as the Director of Alzheimer’s Care, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Dementia Care Manager. She has loved being able to work and help those with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias, and looks forward to being able to help other vulnerable adults as the Associate Public Guardian for the Panhandle. 

Annette Scarlett - MidCentral Area, Hastings

Annette Scarlett - MidCentral Area, Hastings
Annette Scarlett - MidCentral Area, Hastings

Annette Scarlett
annette.scarlett@nebraska.gov
(308) 218-7388
3B Mid Central; Grand Island/Hastings

Annette Scarlett has a degree in Criminal Justice and Special Education. She has been working in the field of Developmental Disabilities since she was 16 years old and has worked at all levels, including the state level as a Services Coordinator for over 9 years. She also has managed a 6-bed nursing facility for those with intellectual disabilities and was a Services Coordinator for the Office on Aging for close to two years. Her latest experience was as an extended family home provider to a 24-year-old male with developmental disabilities. She is guardian and conservator for three others on a private basis, including a family member with developmental disabilities. Annette’s passion is advocating for the rights of others when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. 

Vacant, APG Legal Counsel - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Vacant, APG Legal Counsel - EastCentral Area, Lincoln
Vacant, APG Legal Counsel - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Erin Wiesen - East Area, Omaha/David City

Erin Wiesen - East Area, Omaha/David City
Erin Wiesen - East Area, Omaha/David City

Erin Wiesen
erin.wiesen@nebraska.gov
(402) 350-0176
6D East; Omaha/David City

Erin Wiesen is a native Nebraskan, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Services from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. She went on to receive a Master of Human Services from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, with a focus on Leadership and Management. Erin has spent her entire professional career engaged in case management and advocacy work; she has  extensive experience in areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and employment readiness. Erin is honored to be a part of the Office of Public Guardian, where she can continue to serve vulnerable persons across Nebraska.

Problem Solving Courts
Problem Solving Courts

North Central Problem-Solving Court (North)
204 N. 4th Street
O'Neill
402-340-3461

North Central Problem-Solving Court (South)
604 Heritage Drive
Broken Bow
402-340-3461