Becky Reinhardt, President
Becky graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She and her family have lived in Omaha area since 2007. Becky and her husband, Scott, suffered from infertility and are one of the lucky ones to have two children, as a result of fertility treatments. They became involved in infertility awareness during their journey to building their family. Conceive Nebraska has a special place in Becky’s heart because it was a great source of encouragement and support when she needed it the most. She hopes to bring that same support and encouragement to others that are suffering.
Heather Hochstetler, Vice President
Heather is a local photographer. Previously a mental health therapist, Heather became passionate about increasing supports and resources for people suffering with infertility as her knowledge about its prevalence increased. Heather has a masters in Community Counseling from University of Nebraska, Omaha and her bachelors in Psychology from Dana College. Heather, her husband, and two children currently live in Papillion. Heather has been on the board for Conceive Nebraska for several years and hopes to see the awareness, sensitivity, supports, and resources for the community increase.
Scott is a Nebraska native and has lived in Omaha since 2007. He is married and he and his wife Becky have two children, which are the reason they have been involved with infertility awareness. Scott graduated with an MBA from Wayne State College. Scott is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and has been a season ticket holder since 2014. His hobbies include Softball, home brewing beer and doing DIY projects around the house.
Nikki has been teaching music/band in Papillion-La Vista Schools for the past 12 years. Nikki and her husband, Terry, suffered from unexplained infertility but four years later they were blessed to be able to conceive their twin son and daughter through IVF. It is Nikki’s mission to help other women and couples through the infertility journey as a result of her own struggles in the past. She hopes to be a source of encouragement and hope to others through being a part of Conceive Nebraska!
Annie is a native of Omaha who earned her Masters in Education from UNO. She taught kindergarten for 7 years and volunteers at several local organizations. Annie learned as a teen that she would experience infertility issues when trying to conceive. She married her husband Joe in 2007 and they experienced many challenges trying to start their family. Through the help of an infertility support group, lots of prayers, many doctors and nurses, and a friend as a gestational carrier they were able to have two boys of their own. Annie looks forward to helping others by sharing her story and experience through Conceive Nebraska.
Kassandra Mayo, Board Member
Kassandra, an Omaha Native, is an instructor at The Wonder Nook and Blogger. She’s taught Preschool for over 13 years and values Early Childhood Education as well as the written word. She married her high school sweetheart, Nicholas, in 2003 and suffered with infertility and a miscarriage for over ten years before conceiving their daughter through IVF in 2015. Writing about their story helped her get through the darkest days and she hopes that as a board member of Conceive Nebraska, she will be able to encourage others to tell their stories as well. We are not alone in our struggle and Conceive Nebraska provides a community where we can learn and grow together.
Holly Dorathy, Board Member
Holly is a Nebraska native who graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Master’s Degree in Accounting and has been in the Omaha area for the last 12 years. She and her husband, Jarrod, have a studious seven-year old daughter, spunky four-year old boy/girl twins, and a sweet baby boy, all as the result of years of fertility treatments. In addition to playing board games with her family, Holly enjoys reading and scrapbooking. Through the Conceive Nebraska group, she hopes to help others walk their infertility journeys and serve as a resource for friends and family who are supporting loved ones with infertility.
Heidi Andsager, Board Member
Heidi is a recruiter for a local healthcare staffing company. She graduated from nursing school in 2010 and then when back to receive her degree in business in 2015. She is currently working on her MBA. She married her high school sweetheart, John, in 2010. Heidi and her husband suffered with infertility and were blessed with their first child, Liam, in 2012. During their journey for their second child, she found Conceive Nebraska and has been so grateful for all of the support she has received during this time. Heidi hopes that by being part of Conceive Nebraska she will be able to provide support to others during their journey and will bring awareness to the community about infertility.
Stephanie Rief, Board Member
Stephanie has been a toddler teacher in Millard for the last 4 years. She lives in Crescent, IA with her husband Richard and son Colton.
Stephanie and Richard married in 2007 and began trying for a child right away. They learned in 2009 they would never have biological children together as richard was diagnosed with azoospermia. After 9 years of treatments with donor sperm they decided to pursue adoption and found a great couple looking to place their son for adoption. Colton was a great blessing for them and they have a beautiful open adoption with his birth parents. Stephanie has been inspired by her journey to help others going through infertility, pregnancy loss and adoption.
Erin O’Brien, Board Member
Anne Bode, Heartland Center for Reproductive Health Liaison
Annie is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is originally from New York and came to Omaha to attend Creighton University. She and her husband relocated to Omaha after she completed her education and are raising two daughters. Annie has specialized in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility care for the past 15 years and understands the emotional, relationship and financial stress that affects patients receiving fertility treatment. She has served on the board for Conceive Nebraska for a number of years and enjoys being part of the effort to support and encourage couples to create the family they so deeply desire.
Carey Sliva, Methodist Women’s Reproductive Liaison
Carey is a fertility nurse of 15 years that has wanted to help provide more resources for patients in the community that are dealing with infertility. Carey has lived in Omaha for 23 years and has also experienced issues with fertility. Trustworthy resources are very important to Carey so patients can get reliable information.
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