Leadership

Brian Lancaster
Information Management Executive Director
Nebraska Medicine

Sharon Welna, Chief Information Security Officer

Sharon K. Welna is the associate director of information systems compliance and project planning at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha NE. In her position, she is responsible for the implementation of HIPAA security regulations for UNMC, UNMC Physicians, University Dental Associates and The Nebraska Medical Center. Ms. Welna is also responsible for implementation of GLBA security regulations and PCI compliance.

Max Thacker, Associate Director Video Services

Max Thacker has experience in the broadcast and production professions working in the engineering, distance learning as well as video environments. His background includes supervisory responsibilities for the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission’s Satellite and Network Operations Centers. He also held the position of Distance Learning Services Coordinator for 10 years with the State of Nebraska and was responsibilities for managing and development of the state’s distance learning satellite and terrestrial networks as well as the Nebraska Video Conference Network. In addition to coordinating, planning and providing quality control for UNMC’s distance learning network his responsibility also extends to the development of telehealth systems and services to meet the needs of rural and underserved Nebraskans as well as UNMC’s international partners.

Nicole Becker, Associate Director Application Services

Nicole has a broad IT management background ranging from sales operations, project management operations, human resource management, budget management, strategic planning, governance and change management.  In her position, she is responsible for providing secure, reliable and integrated application technology solutions in alignment with academic, research and patient care goals, while delivering excellence in customer service.

Harry Wines, Associate Director Network and Technical Services

Harry has extensive networking experience in an academic health science center environment. He leads a team responsible for designing, implementing and supporting the shared physical network for UNMC and its healthcare partners which consists of over 30,000 network drops. Wireless design and deployment, remote access and network monitoring are major components of his team's responsibilities. In addition, his technical services team includes server support for UNMC's mission critical systems, such as Email and departmental servers. This involves storage management, backups, and management of systems.

Joel Hovdenes, Associate Director Data Center Operations/Customer Support Services

Joel has a broad IT management background that includes large and medium sized Data Center Command Center Operations, Hardware / Facility Management (HVAC and Electrical), Change Management, Problem Management, Help Desk, Release Management, Storage Management, Capacity Management, Workstation Support, Project Management and Disaster Recovery. 

Dan Moser, Ph.D., Associate Director Learning Environment/Internet Services

Dan is a key player in the design and implementation of UNMC's robust classroom technologies. He serves on numerous academic related committees providing guidance and direction in the use of educational technologies. Dan is active in the IT community serving and local organization as well as local school organizations that promote science and technology for students. Currently Dan leads the team responsible for designing and implementing classroom technologies, Internet/intranet infrastructure and support services, IT classes and academic support services.

Terry O'Callaghan, Associate Director Telecommunications

Terry is a knowledgeable IT professional with experience in biomedical communications, cabling infrastructure management and premise based telecommunication systems and technologies. He currently leads the team responsible for designing, managing and supporting UNMC's premise-based telecommunications system and subsystems as well as cable installation and management.

Kim Strohbehn, IT Business Operations Administrator

Kim is a member of the Information Technology Services leadership team for with responsibilities including budgeting, strategic planning, contingency planning, policy development and review, as well as coordinating numerous special projects. As the department administrator for a unit of 120+ IT professionals and support staff she provides the full spectrum of human resources management to include recruitment, career path management, salary analysis and performance management.