Our Team

UNMC has an incredible story to tell, and our role in Strategic Communications is to tell it in a strong and compelling way. 

Contact the department: (402) 559-4353

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Executive Director

Bill O'Neill, MA

As executive director, Bill O’Neill, MA, provides strategic and creative direction for the promotion and protection of UNMC's image and brand, working closely with colleagues at Nebraska Medicine and other University of Nebraska campuses. 

The Nebraska native has been with UNMC for two decades and holds a master's in communications from the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Email
402-559-9152, office
402-250-4839, cell

 

Directors

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Karen Burbach, MA

Director,
Communications & Engagement
402-559-7377, office
402-290-7861, cell

Reporting teams:
Media & Content

Events & Community Engagement

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Stacie Hamel, MBA

Director, 
Projects & Digital Strategy
402-559-6668, office
402-281-8554, cell

Reporting teams:
Creative Services

Web Design & Development

Administrative

Julie Garfield
Julie Garfield Oltman

Business Manager
402-559-4249
   

Creative Services

Chris Christen

Chris Christen

Senior Manager,
Creative Services
402-559-4694

Joy Madie Beatie
Joy Madie Beatie

Videographer II
402-559-9602

Kent Sievers

Kent Sievers

Digital assets,
photography
402-559-7957

Tom Waples
Tom Waples

Senior Graphic
Designer
402-559-4277

Rich Watson
R
ich Watson

Multimedia
Manager
402-559-6744 

 

Events & Community Engagement

Kacie Baum Gerard
Kacie Gerard

Senior Manager,
Events, Community
Engagement
402-559-4319
Candace Peteler
Candace Peteler

Campus Events
Center Coordinator
402-559-5192

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Kelsey Scroggin

Special Events
& Community
Relations Associate
402-559-6027 

Media & Content

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John Keenan, MA

Senior Manager,
Media and Content
402-559-8329
402-690-8107, cell
Vicky Cerino
Vicky Cerino

Media Coordinator
402-559-5190
402-350-0898, cell

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Jeff Robb

UNMC Today Editor
402-559-4691

 

Kalani Simpson
Kalani Simpson

Communications
Specialist
402-559-7847

Lisa Spellman
Lisa Spellman

Publications/Media
Specialist
402-559-4693
402-250-6710, cell
Aurelie Villard
Aurelie Villard

Digital Media Manager
402-559-9149
402-619-6939, cell

Web Design & Development

Ryan Shaw
Ryan Shaw

Senior Manager
for Web
402.559.4315

Jeffrey Sterup
Jeffrey Sterup

Web Developer
for Communications,
Software Engineer II
402.559.7438