Board of Directors 

Wellbeing Initiative, Inc. 

Board of Directors  

The Mission of Wellbeing Initiative, Inc. is to empower individuals living with mental health and substance use challenges to reach their fullest potential. We strive to do this by cultivating communities through training, education, and opportunities for success.

Ron Roeber, PH.D

Board President 

Retired university educator and administrator. Career included public education and outreach responsibilities at the state and national levels. Recipient of several teaching and team education awards. Roles included: youth education, agriculture education, information technology support, technology team building, university administration, and business to business sales. PhD in Agricultural Economics, MS & BS in Agronomy.

Pamela Echols Conroy, LIMHP, LPC, LADC, MAC

Board Vice President 

Phoebe Hampton

Board Secretary 

Phoebe studied Public Relations and Marketing and Fine Arts and Literature at Drake University and Doane University; and also was on the cross country and track team at each school.  She now works at Lutheran Family Services as a Peer Support Specialist facilitating classes, meeting with individuals, and helping to empower peers by connecting them to resources, education, and helping to strengthen their recovery.  Phoebe is passionate about what she does; and hopes to bring her experience as a Peer Support Specialist, knowledge of public relations and marketing, as well as written and communication skills. She loves meeting people; and connecting with them on a deeper level. Phoebe is an avid runner and has competed in half marathons and other races in Nebraska and other states. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, and yorkiepoo puppy, Lulu. 

Brandon Helding, Ph.D

Board Treasurer

Dr. Brandon Helding received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University. He has worked, and is published, as a methodologist, statistician, and psychometrician. He has worked as methodologist on four NSF-funded grants, one IES-funded efficacy study, published one book on measurement development, and co-authored a handbook chapter on design research. Additionally, Dr. Helding is or has externally evaluated three teacher PD projects, has worked as a game developer for Google and the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University, as a policy consultant for the Lincoln Police Department and American Civil Liberties Union to detect patterns of bias in police officer behaviors with at-risk populations, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Detention Services in a study that helped determine which evaluation procedures corresponded with supports to reduce rates of recidivism, the Wellbeing Initiative Inc., a center for improved mental health services for at-risk individuals,  and a conglomerate of medical researchers at CRESMET and the AMTA at Arizona State University.  They plan to establish evidence for advanced screening procedures for pancreatic cancer and possible clinical drug trials in conjunction with John Hopkins University.

Alex Goodier

Freelance Personal Assistant

Alex is a freelance Personal Assistant with a passion for mental health. Serving CEOs, politicians, and other professionals–their focus is on creating a space including accountability with an emphasis on self care. Alex wants to help everyone around them climb higher and is willing to organize as well as create processes to make that happen in a very personal way. When they’re not on the clock, Alex likes to sell vintage/antique treasures with their partner and play with their three dogs: Poko, Niles, & Romy.

 

Jae Job, NCPRSS, CPSS

Peer Support Specialist 

Jae is a peer specialist at St. Monica’s in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jae believes every person has the right to find fulfillment, meaning and purpose in life, and that every person should have the opportunity for support while on their unique recovery journey. Jae regards peer supporters, and the infinite hope they hold, as one of the strongest catalysts for recovery. Jae is certified in Nebraska as a Peer Support Specialist as well as nationally as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. Jae has been trained in WHAM (Whole Health Action Management), WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), and SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) facilitation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Life Science from Kansas State University. Outside of her career, Jae enjoys spending time with her husband and their three sons. Her current self care practice is taking long jogs with her terrier.

Katie Roehr

Community Support Specialist 

Katie studied Apparel Marketing and Business Administration at Kansas State University. She now works at Region V Services as a Community Support Specialist. She is passionate about helping others; and hopes to make an impact using her leadership experience in banking, marketing, and work with non-profits. In her spare time Katie enjoys golfing with her husband and three kids.

Chris Allende, CPSS

Peer Support Specialist

Chris began his walk in recovery, over 14 years ago, he had the opportunity to start a residential treatment facility in Guatemala City, Guatemala, a project he worked on for 8 years. Chris watched this project develop from its infancy stage to become a well-respected and connected program within the community. He was then offered the possibility of coming to Lincoln, Ne to work as the youth pastor at a local church, and continues this work.. However, about 3 years ago Chris felt the need to go back to working within the Behavioral health field, supporting individuals experiencing homelessness, severe mental illness and substance use disorders. While doing this work, he has also been able to serve as a resource within the Hispanic community, helping to increase accessibility to services and reducing negative stigma associated with mental health. Chris is a state certified Peer Support Specialist, a WRAP facilitator and a SMART Recovery facilitator. He is passionate about the work that he does, supporting individuals on their path to recovery, empowering them to recognize their own strengths and inspiring hope!

Stacey Seuferer

Seuferer Consulting & Coaching 

Stacey Seuferer is a mental health advocate and life coach helping others see the bigger picture by changing their mind set and goal setting.  She is the Executive Director of Speaking to the Heart Podcast Network, that restores purpose and passion for those struggling with personal wellbeing.  She is also an Executive Assitant for Kat’s and Associates R.E.G. of Keller Williams in Lincoln, Nebraska. Stacey was a contributing writer for a parenting blog for a mental health site. She manages and admins for several Facebook groups for suicide prevention and wellbeing.  She designs logo’s and inspirational posts for groups while providing peer support to encourage coping through their struggles.  Stacey has done podcasts of loss after suicide, and served on the Nebraska Support Network as a Parent Partner. 

PEER ORGANIZED • PEER DRIVEN • PEER RUN

Stay tuned for more information regarding our website and combined efforts across the state to bring peers and peer support specialists together as one cohesive group. Contact Us for More Info!

(402) 314-9387

NCPDS@winitiative.org

Wellbeing Initiatives, Inc. 3900 Old Cheney Rd, Suite 201-300, Lincoln NE 68516

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