Friends Forever

They are the first to lend a hand, but their real strength is getting others to help out, too!

Friends Forever

Friends Forever is the support guild for the Nebraska Humane Society. Members believe passionately in the mission of the Nebraska Humane Society and are truly "forever friends" of homeless animals. Friends Forever supports the Nebraska Humane Society through volunteerism, fundraising and the promotion of community awareness.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of Friends Forever is to promote the general welfare of companion animals and to enhance the bond of caring between companion animals and humans. Friends Forever supports the Nebraska Humane Society by making life better for companion animals through fundraising, public education and awareness.

Benefits of your Friends Forever membership

  • 100% of your membership dues are tax-deductible
  • Tail’s Tales Newsletter
  • Footnotes, an electronic newsletter
  • 10% discount in the NHS Animal Outfitters store
  • Supports the homeless animals
  • Invitation to all fundraisers
  • Unique volunteer opportunities in the shelter
  • 2018 membership directory

Friends Forever Executive Committee

  • President – Laura Simpkins
  • President elect - Barbara Rizvi
  • Treasurer – Chelsey Scholz
  • Vice President of Arrangements – Julia Casson
  • Vice President of Education – Karin Nilsson
  • Vice President of Membership – Chrissy Cacioppo
  • Vice President of Communications – Amy Woodke  
  • Recording Secretary – Jane Hamer
  • Corresponding Secretary – Chris Olsen
  • Long-Range Planning – Nancy Hanson 
  • Advisor – Laura Stanosheck
  • Black Tie and Tails - Chris Olsen & Chrissy Cacioppo
  • Walk for the Animals - Krystal Talha

Friends Forever Board


  • Elisa Blazek
  • Elizabeth Bowman
  • Leigh Brassette
  • Megan Bratetic
  • Chrissy Cacioppo
  • Karla Cassels
  • Julia Casson
  • Mandi Chaplin
  • Shonda Cole
  • Jessica Cooper
  • Jessica Douglas
  • Susie Dunn
  • Gail Dwyer
  • Shari Eades
  • Kathy Gross
  • Jane Hamer
  • Nancy Hanson
  • Heather Ingraham
  • Lisa Jackson
  • Lindi Janulewicz
  • Nicole Moline
  • Melissa Murante
  • Tina Nelson

  • Melissa Murante
  • Tina Nelson
  • Karin Nilsson
  • Christine Olson
  • Sara Olsen
  • Kris Patton
  • Barbara Rizvi
  • Carole Ann Rohan
  • Amy Roseland
  • Linda Saltzman
  • Kathryn Schapper
  • Chelsey Scholz
  • Laura Simpkins
  • Laura Stanosheck
  • Melissa Steffes
  • Krystal Talha
  • Jennifer Taylor
  • Mary Jane Tritsch
  • Beatriz Wieseman
  • Amy Woodke