Meet Our Team

Nicole Carritt, MPH

Nicole Carritt, MPH
Director

Nicole has more than 15 years of experience leading organizations in the public health, non-profit, and academic sectors, focusing on health and  rural health needs. Nikki joined UNMC in 2016 as the statewide Nebraska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program Deputy Director, addressing the state’s health workforce needs, and was appointed the inaugural director of Rural Health Initiatives in 2019. Nikki also serves as the assistant director of the Community Outreach and Engagement Office for the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Her areas of expertise are health-related community organizing, policy and advocacy, providing technical assistance, and collaboratively building health-related initiatives for long-term and sustainable change. Nikki is the president of the Nebraska Rural Health Association and a fellow with the National Rural Health Association.

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Kelli Jones Schneegass, MS

Kelli Jones Schneegass
Rural Health Specialist

Kelli joined the Rural Health Initiatives team in January 2022, bringing with her years of experience in secondary public-school administration and community programming. Most recently, she served as a middle school assistant principal where she took great pride in her work with students, parents, and community stakeholders in ensuring students’ personal well-being and academic success.

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