BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joel Long, MBA – Executive Director
Joel Long is the Executive Director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Omaha and joined CSF on May 1, 2017. Joel was formerly at the Omaha World-Herald for 24 years as the Director of Communications and Executive Director of Goodfellows Charities. Joel graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received a MBA from Creighton University. He serves on the boards of Goodfellows, the Greater Omaha Sports Committee and the Nebraska Sports Council. Joel and his wife Lisa have six children.
Brandi Holys, MA - Director of Development & Communications
Brandi Holys has 20 years of experience helping nonprofits generate financial resources to do great work and change the world. She graduated from Hastings College with a BA in Business Administration and received a MA from the University of Nebraska in Public Health Education. Most recently, Brandi worked in development for the Omaha Symphony and Nebraska Humane Society. She enjoys live music, coffee, and spending time with her rescued dog and cat.
Nicki Rosenau, MPA – Director of Programming
Nicki Rosenau joined CSF in May of 2014. She has previously worked for the Blair Public Library doing administrative and program related work. Nicki has earned a Master's of Public Administration Degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Nicki is excited to continue her work in furthering the goals and mission of CSF.
Bryce Blair - Program Assistant
Bryce joined CSF in February 2021 as Program Assistant. He serves as our "Director of First Impressions" and assists the team in programming, communications and development. He is currently enrolled at University of Nebraska Omaha and is working on his Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing.