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, City Composition Appointment Date

Francie Riedmann, Gretna

Co-Chairperson, Court Appeals Judge 12-19-12

Todd Hutton, Papillion

Appointed co-chair 8-5-16

Co-Chairperson, County Judge, 2nd Judicial District 8-5-16
Katie Benson, Omaha Lawyer 5-6-15
Madhavi Bhadbhade, Lincoln State Unit on Aging, DHHS 6-16-16
Eve Brank, Lincoln Professor, UNL Law/Psych 12-19-12
Lydia Brasch, Bancroft State Senator, District 16 5-6-15
Becky Bruckner, Lincoln Judicial Administration, 3rd Judicial District 12-19-12
Penny Clark, Lincoln Ombudsman's Office 12-19-12
Colby Coash, Lincoln State Senator, District 27 12-19-12
Patricia Cottingham, Lincoln   5-6-15
Bruce Cudly, Lincoln NE Developmental Disabilities Regions 12-19-12
Joanne Farrell, Lincoln Retired from Aging Partners 12-19-12
Donna Fink, Hebron Clerk Magistrate, 1st Judicial District 12-19-12
Sue Fredricks, Omaha Volunteers Assisting Seniors 12-19-12
Julie Hippen, Lincoln NDHHS Adult Protective Services 12-19-12
Sally Hytrek, Omaha Lawyer 12-19-12
Mark Intermill, Lincoln AARP 12-19-12
Julianna Jenkins, Broken Bow Lawyer 12-19-12
Cindy Koenig-Warnke, Lincoln Lincoln Police Officer 5-6-15
Ben Kroeze, Lincoln Adult Protective Services 5-6-15
Russ Leavitt, Omaha Guardian 12-19-12
William Lindsay, Omaha Lawyer 12-19-12
J. Terry Macnamara, Omaha Lawyer 12-19-12
Tom Maul, Columbus Lawyer 12-19-12
Sheryl Lohaus County Judge, 4th Judicial District 8-05-16
Diane DeLaer, Lincoln Disability Rights Nebraska 10-24-18
Mary Newman, Omaha Omaha Deputy Police Chief 12-19-12
Holly Parsley, Lincoln Court Judge, 3rd Judicial District 12-19-12
Mike Piccolo, Lincoln County Judge, 11th Judicial District 12-19-12
Tami Schendt, Broken Bow County Judge, 8th Judicial District 12-19-12
Darla Schiefelbein, Columbus Clerk Magistrate, 5th Judicial District 12-19-12
Susan Spahn, Omaha Lawyer 12-19-12
Jerry Stilmock, Syracuse Nebraska Bankers Association 12-19-12
Donna Taylor, Neligh County Judge, 7th Judicial District 12-19-12
Matt Williams State Senator, District 36 1-13-16
Curtis Evans, York (ex-officio) County Judge, 5th Judicial District 12-19-12
Corey Steel, Lincoln (ex-officio) State Court Administrator 5-6-15
Douglas J. Peterson Attorney General 8-26-15
Michelle Chaffee Director, Office of Public Guardian 11-25-15