Friends of Lied Board of Directors

Friends of Lied Board of Directors

The purpose of the Friends of Lied shall be to support the development of the Lied Center for Performing Arts-Nebraska through projects providing education, fundraising, social activities and service.

headshot of Linda Dickeson wearing a pink blazer and glasses

Linda Dickeson

President, Friends of Lied

After graduating with a music major in college, I found myself teaching vocal and instrumental music for grades 7–12 at a small consolidated high school in Iowa. This teaching job became a good fit for me since I loved introducing music performance and musical theater to students. Then, through many professional twists of fate, for more than 30 years I found myself at the administrative level of Lincoln Public Schools supporting technology in the classroom.  Throughout those years I was also a frequent attendee of Lied Center performances as well as a Friends of Lied Member. After retiring from Lincoln Public Schools, I was thrilled to be asked to join the Friends of Lied Board of Directors, since it brought me back full circle to the music and theater world I so love. I’m honored to have the important responsibility of leading this wonderful group of talented people.

As an educator, I appreciate the importance of supporting the Lied Center’s educational mission of nurturing the next generation of artists, cultivating creativity, and fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts within our community. Please join our growing family of the Friends of Lied at any membership level to support this mission and help bring world-class entertainment to the Lied Center.

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President: Linda Dickeson, Lincoln*

Amy Anderson, Lincoln*

Emmy Anderson, Lincoln*

Nicki Behmer, Lincoln

Kara Brostrom, Lincoln

Nancy Brosz, Grand Island*

Pat Chick, Hastings

Cindy Clausen, Lincoln

Jan Cook, Grand Island

Dee Cummins, Lincoln*

Megan D’Amour, Lincoln*

Anne Davis, Lincoln*

Jill Davis, Lincoln*

Sara Downes, Lincoln

C.K. Duryea, Omaha

Katie Ely, Lincoln*

Kerry Florell, Lincoln

Clover Frederick, Lincoln*

Suzi Gausman, Lincoln

Lisa Guerra, Lincoln

Sara Hansen, Omaha*

Janet Hayes, Lincoln*

Sherrie Hollister, Hastings

Laura Hurley, Grand Island

Mary Jo Julich Clinch, Lincoln

Marissa Kemp, Lincoln*

Shoira Khamidova, Lincoln

Susan Klanecky, Lincoln

Pat Knaub, Lincoln


Robin Korte, Lincoln

Nancy Krumland, Lincoln*

Tami Lambie, Lincoln

Mary McLean Beck, Lincoln

Tammy Miller, Lincoln

Deb Nelson, Aurora*

Julie Niedfeldt, Grand Island*

Bridgett Ojeda, Lincoln

Kathleen Ousey, Lincoln

Terri Pattavina, Lincoln

Ann Quinlan, Lincoln

Maris Schad, North Platte

Renee Schafer, Lincoln

Charlene Schneider, North Platte

Sharlette Schwenninger, Elwood

Kathy Spahr, Lincoln

Paulette Stefka, North Platte

Kimberly Steger, North Platte

Krista Stevens, Lincoln

Paula Stobbs, North Platte

Ingrid Tate, Lincoln

Gary Tharnish, Lincoln

Julie Uribe, Lincoln

Gina Wagner, Omaha*

Ann Weichman, Grand Island

Leslie Wright, Lincoln*


*Executive Committee Member


Interested in Joining the Board?

If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone you know, for a position on the Friends of Lied board, please download, fill out, and return the New Member Commitment Summary & Nomination Form above to Amy Ossian at Nomination forms will be reviewed by the current board of directors at the beginning of each calendar year and prospective board members will be notified after the March board meeting. New board members will begin their positions in May of each year.   

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Friends of Lied Board Members

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Friends of Lied Board Membership Fee

Annual Fee: $150

Click HERE to pay your annual board membership fee. This fee covers board expenses such as the fall retreat, greater Nebraska meeting, spring luncheon, President's gift, staff appreciation and more. Contact Amy Ossian to request payment in two installments. 


Gala Auction Donation

Suggested Cash Donation: $100

Click HERE to donate cash in lieu of an item for the auction.

Legends Spring Luncheon

Spring Luncheon Cost: $40

Click HERE to pay for the Spring Luncheon. Don't forget to also RSVP! 

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