Contact

We love hearing from the community, so don’t hesitate to contact by directly emailing the staff person you want to talk to, or using the form at the bottom of the page! Hover over our pictures to learn about the staff.

Staff:

Denise ZwienerDenise
Background:
I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from UNK. I was the assistant director of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce for six years, and began my career with Buffalo County Community Partners in 1999, working as public relations chairman.
Job Duties: I am the executive director, overseeing eight full time staff and University of Nebraska interns.
Fun Fact: I was raised on a farm in Pleasanton, married Shayne Zwiener, and moved seven miles to his farm which has been in the family for over 100 years.

Denise Zwiener
Executive Director
Email
308-865-2280
DawnsmallDawn
Background:
In 1995, I earned a Business Degree with emphasis in Accounting from Chadron State College. I have been a Bank Operations Manager, a CPA Assistant, the Accounting Manager for United Way of the Kearney Area and also the Executive Director for the Lexington Area United Way.
Job Duties: I provide assistance to Community Partners’ Executive Director Denise Zweiner and oversee office procedures and finances at the Community Partners offices.
Fun Fact: I have an insane passion for food; creating it, displaying it, sharing it, consuming it. Over the years, I have fed tens of thousands of people! I am also an avid outdoors woman with Comanche Indian roots
Dawn Holbein
Executive Assistant
Email
308-865-2284
Becky SquiersBecky
Background:
I’m originally from Kearney, but I left town for about six years before moving back for this job. While I was away, I earned my BA in communication and biology from Rockhurst University, and my MPH (Master of Public Health) in health communication.
Job Duties:As the marketing coordinator, I work a little bit with all of our coalitions to communicate the work they do to the community. I also help with fundraising and development, as well as other communication tasks.
Fun Fact: I was actually in intern at Community Partners when I was home the summer before my senior year of college. There are also a million (okay, 5) other Squiers kids running around this town—I’m proud to be one of them!

Becky Squiers
Marketing Coordinator
Email
(308) 865-2286
TanaTana
Background:
I graduated from UNK with a bachelors degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and a masters degree in sports administration.
Job Duties: I am the Behavioral Health Systems Coordinator, currently working with the Healthy MINDS collaborative to elevate behavioral health needs including organizing collaboration between systems working with family and children in our community. Along with the collaborative, I also coordinate Buffalo County Rooted in Relationships, Suicide Prevention, and 2nd Step curriculum.
Fun Fact: I have an addiction to chocolate peanut butter cups. Peanut butter eggs, peanut butter Christmas trees . . . I need them.
Tana Miller
Behavioral Health Coordinator
Email
(308) 865-2278
Josh AriasJosh
Background:
I was born in Los Angeles, California and relocated to Nebraska a few years back. I just received my degree from UNK in social work. I am also an artist who enjoys teaching youth about art and a little about themselves.
Job Duties: I work with United Against Violence and assist with the PhotoVoice Program. I also assist with Trauma-Informed Care, Second Step, and Youth Mentoring.
Fun Fact: I briefly raised about 60 goats on family owned property and we owned a llama named Steve.
Josh Arias
Youth Coordinator
Email
(308) 865-2290
Wanda FedorchikWanda
Background:
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies from UNK and have worked in the Human Services field since 2002 in Kearney and the surrounding areas of Grand Island, Broken Bow and Lexington. My most recent position before joining Community Partners was as a Community Support Worker for South Central Behavioral Services.
Job Duties:I work with Positive Pressure and other community partners toward substance abuse prevention efforts, including Red Ribbon Week, Prescription Take-Back, and Cruisin’ Family Style for Cruise Nite. I also schedule and coordinate the Responsible Beverage Server class Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS).
Fun Fact: I enjoy spending time with my family and also love to watch and cheer on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Denver Broncos football teams.
Wanda Fedorchik
Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator
Email
(308) 865-2283
Kendra HansenAdd a Tooltip Text Kendra Hansen
Wellness Coordinator
Email
(308) 865-2287
Emily BaughmanAdd a Tooltip Text Emily Baughman
Data Coordinator
Email
(308) 865-2289
Maggie LesiakMaggie
Background:
I am originally from Fullerton, NE. I graduated from UNK, studying Family and Pre Occupational Therapy with hopes of being an occupational therapist.
Job Duties: I will be helping the Behavioral Health collaborative with projects and meetings. I also help coordinate the second step curriculum, the social emotional learning kits in Buffalo County preschools
Fun Fact: I love eating chicken nuggets and watching the Bachelor.
Maggie Lesiak
Behavioral Health Coordinator Assistant
Email
(308) 865-2288
Ashleigh GallesAshleigh
Background:
I am originally from Colorado, spending almost all my life growing up there. I moved to a small town in the Nebraska Panhandle for high school and in August landed myself at UNK. I am studying Public Administration and have a minor in Public Health as well.
Job Duties: I was specifically hired to help the Buffalo County Be Well project. I also help with Activate Buffalo County and office needs.
Fun Fact: I am the youngest team member here at Buffalo County Community Partners.
Ashleigh Galles
Wellness Intern
Email

(308) 865-2288
Catiana UrrutiaCatiana
Background:
I come from Omaha, NE. I am a Senior at UNK majoring in Political Science with minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies
Job Duties: I will be helping Positive Pressure Coalition. I help coordinate the social media for the Parents Take a Stand Campaign.
Fun Fact: I have 5 sisters!
Catiana Urrutia
Positive Pressure Intern
Email
(308) 865-2283

 

 

 

Contact Info:

Buffalo County Community Partners
PO Box 1466
Kearney, NE 68848

Office: 308-865-2284

Business Fax: 308-865-2948

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