Meet the Board

Megan Gifford

President

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 10 years and resides in Council Bluffs, IA with her husband of 15 years Richard and their 6 year old son Colton.

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Kassandra Mayo

Executive Director

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.

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Richard Rief

Member

Richard has been working in Omaha at Hiland Dairy for over 13 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

Treasurer

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

MEMBER

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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Amber Long

Member

Amber is a Wisconsin native who moved to Omaha in 2011. She now calls Council Bluffs home and works as an Occupational Therapist with older adults. After multiple failed rounds, Amber an her husband conceived a son via IVF in January 2022. Amber hopes to give back to the community and help others along their infertility journey.

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Nikki Barber

MEMBER

Nikki Barber has her Bachelors degree in Criminology and Masters degree in Public Administration. She currently works as the Service Area Director at CEDARS Youth Services overseeing a number of programs to include their statewide foster care program. Nikki resides in Bellevue NE with her husband of 10 years and twin boys, Cam and Jack who were conceived through IVF after years of trying and failed IVFs. Nikki finds her passion in making a positive impact on the child welfare system as well as advocating for those experiencing infertility.

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