Board Members and New Member Highlight

Board of Directors


President, Lyris Peak – Omaha – Grandparent | Omaha Public Schools

Vice President, Seamus Kelly – Omaha – Parent | Law Office of Seamus Kelly

Treasurer, Sharise Engel – Omaha – Community Member | The Burlington Capital Group

Secretary, Randi Scott – Omaha – Parent | Former Educator & Legislative Aid to Senator Brett Lindstrom

Board Members

Past President (Ex Officio), Paula Latham – Omaha – Grandparent | The Schemmer Associates, Inc.

***Pamela Brezenski – Scottsbluff – Parent | Educational Service Unit #13

Kim Falk – Fort Calhoun – Parent | UNMC/Munroe-Meyer Institute

Kami Jessop – Omaha – Educator | Special Ed Director Westside 66

Dr. John Andresen – La Vista – Pediatrician | Children’s Physician’s

***New Member Highlight

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Pamela Brezenski is the newest member to the Board of Directors here at PTI Nebraska.  Her unique educational, personal and professional background makes her an excellent addition to the board.

“My original degree was achieved in the area of Business Management so I am a late career educator.  My experience has been as a 6th grade teacher, secondary special educator, and k-12 rural special education strategist. Recently, I began my Doctorate of Education program in Special Education.  I hope to then transition to a stronger role of advocacy through information.  One of the key areas in which I have grown, is in understanding the deeper elements of policy and law in Special Education.  I have also gained knowledge, within the area of educational research and data analysis. I hope to use this knowledge to facilitate research that will increase the understanding of parental loss and grief and the disability process.”

Her work as a Transition Specialist at ESU #13 provides her the  opportunity and strong background for collaboration, presentation, and providing excellent customer service.  She also has been an integral part of planning conferences to increase parental knowledge base, as well as established a network of support for all stakeholders to disseminate critical information regarding disabilities.

“Supporting parents through strong communication and education has been a large part of my responsibilities. I hold a belief that every child can learn, and I have made it my goal to research methods and strategies to help students achieve to levels of significant growth.”

Pamela, lives in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and is the parent of a 19 year old daughter diagnosed within the categories of Learning Disabled-Math and OHI for ADHD and Anxiety NOS.


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