Viv Ewing, PhD, 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.
Jonathan Holland, Chief Program Officer, Jonathan has a broad base of experience in human services, programs, and business. He served as the Sr. Director of Development and Compliance at the Applied Information Management (AIM) Institute where he advanced and established the implementation of compliance policies, procedures, and audits throughout the organization. He also provided leadership in grant writing, contract submissions, budgeting, and contract and grant award compliance.
During his career, he has also held increasingly responsible positions with the Boy Scouts of America in Texas including District Executive, District Director, and Field Director where he was responsible for program implementation and quality. Jonathan has human services background and experience as well. He served as the Operations Director for The Beacon, Houston’s largest homeless drop-in center. He was responsible for contract compliance, program and service delivery, and fiscal responsibility.
Jonathan holds a Master of Arts degree in Non-Profit Management from the University of Houston-Downtown. He is working on his Doctor of Education Degree with an emphasis on Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University.
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.
Margie Jack, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Jack is responsible for recruitment and retention, employee relations, strategic planning, and more.
With over 25 years of experience in the field of HR, Margie Jack is a seasoned Human Resources executive. She has experience in non-profit, for profit and government organizations. Margie began her HR career at a startup company called X.com which later became PayPal. She has extensive experience in the full employee lifecycle, including recruiting, onboarding, HR systems management, HR policy and development and improving employee retention. Margie’s past positions include Senior Director of Human Resources at the Food Bank for the Heartland, State Personnel Director-CHRO for the State of Nebraska, and Global HR Director for PayPal. Margie has a BS degree in Business Management.
Phil Taylor, Chief Administrative Officer – Phil joined the CSUSA team on August 8th of 2022 focusing on development, marketing and IT.
A native of Illinois, Phil earned a BA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and an EMBA from University of Nebraska Omaha. He began his career in the news business, starting with the Daily Nonpareil as General Manager before moving over to the Omaha World-Herald to serve as their President. Prior to joining the Children’s Square team, he was VP of Sales and Marketing and Omaha Market President at Five Nines Technology.
Phil is very familiar with Children’s Square having served as Chair of the CSUSA Board from 2014-2016, and most recently as Secretary and Treasurer of the CHA Foundation Board. He also serves on various non-profit boards in the metro area and is part of the Leadership Council Bluffs Alumni Association.