Meet the Board

Megan Gifford


Megan has her bachelors in human and social services and works for DHHS as a DD Program Specialist. She is originally from Las Vegas, NV, yet grew up every where due to her dad being in the military. This year she will have lived in Nebraska for 22 years. Her and her husband are licensed foster parents in Nebraska.

Stephanie Rief

VIce President

Stephanie has been a childcare teacher in Millard for 6 years and resides in Council Bluffs, IA with her husband of 12 years Richard and their 3 year old son Colton.

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Kassandra Mayo

Communications Director

Kassandra is an Early Childhood Educator with interest in marketing and communications. Kassandra and her husband struggled with infertility for 12 years before conceiving their daughter through IVF in 2015. Since then they've experienced 3 miscarriages, 2 failed adoptions, a stillbirth, and then conceived their son-and final child- in 2020 through IVF. Kassandra believes wholeheartedly that Conceive Nebraska is changing the way our community looks at infertility and is proud to be a part of the conversation.

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Richard Rief


Richard has been working in Omaha at Hiland Dairy for over 10 years. He resides in Council Bluffs with his wife and son, who they adopted after 9 years of infertility. He is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys all things hunting, fishing and camping.

Julie Richt


Julie is an Omaha Native, who is an executive at a local Workers Compensation Insurance Brokerage. She graduated from Wayne State College in 2005 with a BS in Communications and Business.

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Kristen Binder


Kristen is a Nebraska native who is extremely blessed to be a member of the board. Life has thrown some obstacles at her but she comes out stronger each time. She is very excited to bring her creative talents to the board.

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