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2016 Annual Meeting Highlights Fighters, Dreamers, and Doers

This year's Annual Meeting featured six short presentations from people working to make Lincoln a healthier community. The speakers shared how they fought for increased access to health care, why they dream of helping moms breastfeed their babies, and what they do help people struggling with mental illness. The presentations talked about growing up in places as different as Greeley, Nebraska, and Bogota, Colombia. Together, their stories demonstrate what's possible right here in Lincoln. 

The speakers told their stories in a PechaKucha format, a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The format keeps the presentations concise and fast-paced, while offering visual images that enhance the speakers' stories. Watch all of the Annual Meeting below, or click on the links to watch a specific presentation. 


In her presentation, State Sen. Kathy Campbell talks about her most vivid and memorable moment in the Nebraska Legislature. Campbell has been a tireless advocate for increasing access to health care in Nebraska. 

The BAY's Nikki Siegel helps homeless, at-risk, and sexually exploited youth connect with services and resources they need. She approaches her work with a passion born of personal experience. 


Julie, a native of Bogota, Colombia, has a passion to help other women adjusting to a new life in Nebraska. Discover how the community breastfeeding educator with MilkWorks helps moms in the community. 

Cari Johnson has been sober for more than a year and dreams of helping people suffering from alcoholism or addiction. Watch her presentation to learn how St. Monica's Behavioral Health Services and horses played a part in her recovery.


Sharon Cheney facilitates Stepping On fall prevention classes for Aging Partners. Watch her presentation from our annual meeting to hear about her own fall.

Sgt. John Walsh of the Lincoln Police Department says 300 officers never agree on anything, but they agree that the REAL Referral Program works. Watch his presentation at our annual meeting to learn his story and Amie Jackson's story. Amie is a peer support specialist with The Mental Health Association of Nebraska.


To learn more about the speakers and the projects CHE has been involved with in the past year, read or download our annual report. 

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