Viv Ewing, PhD, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Viv Ewing is a native of Omaha, NE. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in Community & Human Resources; a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies; and Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Ewing’s professional career includes over 20 years of executive Leadership with major nonprofits such as CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Vice President of Administration at PromiseShip, executive positions at Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Kroc Center, and Omaha Housing Authority. Dr. Ewing also has extensive experience in government relations, donor cultivation, annual development and giving campaigns, and government and foundation grants. Her community leadership includes service to many organizations including past Salvation Army Tree of Lights Chair, President of the Human Resources Association of Midlands, Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee, University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Councilors, the Vice President of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Board, College of Public Affairs Advisory Council, the University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor’s Diversity Committee, and College of Saint Mary Board of Directors-Fundraising Committee. She has dedicated her career to helping individuals, families, and organizations make positive changes that will enhance their success and reach their potential.
Lana Verbrigghe, serves as Senior Director of Programs and Services at Children’s Square U.S.A. and oversees the agency’s administration of programming and services. Ms. Verbrigghe served in a leadership position at Child Saving Institute from 2011 to 2019 as the Director of Child Welfare Services. Prior to serving the mission of Child Saving Institute, Ms. Verbrigghe worked for the State of Nebraska Health and Human Services for the Division of Children and Family Services for over 9 years. Ms. Verbrigghe joined Children’s Square U.S.A in 2019 and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge working with children, youth and families in crisis as well as nonprofit management.
Mark Duman, Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Duman has been part of the financial services division of Children’s Square since 1986. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and extensive experience with non-profit financials, costs reports, contracts, billing, and funding formulas.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Duman has primary responsibility for managing the organization’s finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting. In addition, he is administratively responsible for buildings and grounds, technology, vehicles, equipment, furnishings, purchasing, inventory control and related functions. He also provides financial services for the Christian Home Association Foundation. Mr. Duman is a member of the Council Bluffs Downtown Kiwanis Club.
Leslie Wrinkle, Human Resources Director, Ms. Wrinkle is responsible for recruitment and retention, employee relations, strategic planning, and more.
Ms. Wrinkle has more than 20 years experience in human resources and has most recently worked in both education and non-profit settings. She is a member of the Human Resources Association of the Midlands. An active member of the Council Bluffs community, Ms. Wrinkle participates in different clubs that work to promote Council Bluffs and the many opportunities for its citizens.