EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tom Neal

Tom Neal is a native Nebraskan and a big Husker Fan! He has a Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management and a Master’s in Operations Management. After 20+ years leading several successful marketing teams, Tom joined the non-profit world and most recently was in charge of all Public Relations activities for Nebraska Organ Recovery. Tom has also served on various charity Boards, such as Keep Nebraska Beautiful, the Nebraska Kidney Association, Community Health Charities and is currently the Board Vice President of Big Canvas. He has chaired many committees and managed several successful events over his 15 years of service. Tom has been married for 28 years to his lovely wife Bridget and they have raised three amazing Miniature Schnauzers, Hogan, Buddy, and Vinny!

Tom can be reached at director@nfclincoln.org or at 402-471-3700

EARLY LEARNING CENTER – PARENTS AS PARTNERS

Renee Foley- Program Director

Renee was born and raised in Lincoln and has always lived on the North side, Go Rockets!

Renee attended Southeast Community College where she earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and then taught preschool for 13 years at Bryan LGH Medical Center until she had her second child. She was fortunate to be a stay at home mom for several years until she took the position of Program Director for The Early Learning Center in April 2007.

Renee married her high school sweetheart, Mike Foley. He works for a general contractor and volunteers as NFC’s handyman to help with improvements. Renee and Mike have three children, Emily, Kaitlyn and David.

Renee has a passion for working with children and families. She believes that the childcare provider and families need to have a relationship that is honest and work together as a team so the child can be successful!

Renee can be reached at renee@nfclincoln.org or at 402-471-3700

NORWOOD PARK COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER

Dana Berger – School Community Coordinator

Dana joined NFC in 2017 after spending 16 years at Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters.  She came to Lincoln 23 years ago to study Human Services at Southeast Community College and continued to Doane,  to get her Bachelor’s  Degree in Human Relations.  Dana and her husband, James have two sons who are 10 and 7 years old.  She enjoys going to sporting events, time with friends and traveling with family.

Dana can be reached at dana.berger2@lps.org.

BROWNELL COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER

Sheri Quirie – School Community Coordinator

Sheri has been at NFC since March 2014.  She’s from Nebraska, but has lived in Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri.  While she started her college education at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, she finished with a BA in Management & Organizational Leadership through Grace University in Omaha.  Sherie and her husband, David, have two children who are both in middle school. She enjoys reading, gardening & crocheting when she’s not playing games with her family.

Sheri can be reached at sheri.quirie@lps.org.