Stuart Stofferahn, Ed.D, CAS

Executive Director

Dr. Stuart Stofferahn serves as the Executive Director of Nebraska Transition College.  He has taught vocal music in the elementary school, served as a director of youth and family ministries, and he has recently completed 31 years of reserve and active duty military service through the United States Air Force.  He received his doctorate in education leadership, and he is an active volunteer in the Lincoln community. 

Mike Chittenden - President

Director I/DD Programs & Case Management

Michael Chittenden is a professional in the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) field with over 30 years’ experience. Michael most recently was the Executive Director for The Arc of Nebraska, Inc., where he successfully advocated on behalf of all people experiencing I/DD and related conditions at the state capitol. Additionally, he has been a Behavior Management Coordinator and Executive Director for Mosaic, an Executive Director for ResCare and a Regional Director for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, where he established and maintained positive relationships with governmental, social service, advocacy, religious, education and other business leaders within the state to help secure full inclusion into the community of those he supports.  Mike currently serves as the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee for Nebraska Transition College.

Ann Sjulin- Vice President

 Ann is an OB/GYN physician with Mid-City OB/GYN. She and her husband David, who is an ENT physician with BoysTown ENT, have three daughters – their youngest, Jacki, is on the autism spectrum. Being in the medical community Ann and Dave both thought there would be more answers when their daughter was struggling with school. It was not only difficult to make the diagnosis; it was a rough road maneuvering how to best help Jacki. When Ann found out about NTC she was anxious to become a part of helping other families and their kids find ways to succeed after graduation from high school.

Greg Hackbart-Treasurer

Greg currently serves as Sr. Director of Sales-Compliance for Health Stream. He leads a team of compliance experts in helping healthcare providers mitigate risk by maintaining regulatory training and managing conflict of interest relationships, while providing powerful data analytics tools. Greg is proud to have found his calling in healthcare, especially in having an impact on the quality of life and healthcare experience for patients and their families.

 

Prior to Health Stream Greg served 11 years as Vice President of Business Development for National Research Corporation where he helped to oversee sales and strategic thought leadership efforts for the company's experience measurement solutions. Earlier, he spent 15 years with a national network of distributors and sales representatives, developing network solutions for global organizations such as Quest, SBC, AT&T and Verizon. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dan Williams-Secretary

Dan is a Human Resources Consultant who specializes in Talent and Organizational Development. He has worked for Oriental Trading Company since 2012. He retired from the Nebraska Air National Guard in 2015 serving much of his career in Personnel Services. Dan is passionate about helping others achieve their full potential by leveraging their personal strengths. He also serves on the board for the Omaha Organizational Development Network. As a Nebraska Transition College board member he leverages his experience to assist with organizational design, policy, and development.

Jake Dwinell-Board Member

I am an evening server at Legacy Estates.  In addition to serving on the Nebraska Transition College board, I serve on the board of Autism Family Network.  As a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, I try to be an ambassador for others and try to represent people with autism or other learning disability.  I love helping people.  Seeing someone smile because of something you did for them is the best feeling for me.

Tina Henderson-Board Member

Tina currently is the vice president of communication strategy and the editor of two publications for the Nebraska Farm Bureau. Much of her professional career has been in communications, including working in broadcast journalism after college. She began her 24-year career in non-profit communications/development at Nebraska Farm Bureau in 1991. She was promoted to Vice President/Communication Strategy in April of 2012. She has served on the 4H Foundation and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lincoln Board of Directors. She and her husband Bruce are the parents to their adult son Michael who is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism. They have helped him to navigate a world of obtaining school support, transportation challenges and receiving independent living skills. They continue to be advocates for their son as he goes through adulthood. Tina serves on the development committee.

Sam Futterman, Board Member

Sam Futterman is an Actuarial Associate at Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. He has a variety of insurance experience including valuation, pricing, and employee benefits. Sam is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science. As someone who has always been passionate about volunteering, when Sam heard about Nebraska Transition College, he knew it was a perfect match. While serving on the board, Sam strives to use his financial background to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Dr. Natalie Swift - Board Member

Dr. Natalie Swift is in private practice in Lincoln and Omaha providing outpatient therapy and consultations services.  Dr. Swift has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health conditions. Dr. Swift’s professional interests include strength-based approaches to treating individuals on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities, identifying and developing unique gifts, skills, and abilities to integrate into one’s daily, social, and work life to improve overall quality of life. Research interests include minority populations and women with Autism and the impact of trauma on those diagnosed with Autism.  She obtained her master’s and doctorate degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on multiculturalism and treatment of diverse populations from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Sam Comfort, Ex-Officio

Sam Comfort is on a mission to help employers and individuals with disabilities find meaningful connections. Currently executive director with Angel Guardians, Inc., Sam has year of experience helping individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain integrated community employment.  A Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP), Sam was a member of Leadership Council Bluffs Class 30 and is currently the Board President of Nebraska Transition College.

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