Liz joined Hope Harbor in September 2014 and moved to the role of Executive Director in December 2016. Before joining Hope Harbor, she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for four years, and as a staffing industry Employment Coordinator for two years. She served on the board for Grand Island Community Youth Council for five years and is a previous steering committee member for Connecting Young Nebraskans. She graduated from Doane University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Communication. She is a graduate of Hall County Leadership Tomorrow (Class 31). Liz is a steering committee member for Project Homeless Connect and the past chair of the local Continuum of Care. She lives in Grand Island with her husband and three children.
Jen joined Hope Harbor in April 2015 as the Administrative Assistant. Before joining Hope Harbor, she worked as a Payroll Coordinator for two years and spent seven years in the hospitality industry. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and her Associate's Degree in Accounting from Central Community College. She is the Board Secretary for Habitat for Humanity in addition to serving on its Family Support committee.
Jodie joined Hope Harbor in March 2015. Jodie grew up in Grand Island, however she now lives outside of Grand Island with her husband John. Jodie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Kaplan University’s online program in June 2016. She was a member on Kaplan’s Student Advisory Board. Jodie is involved with Region 3’s Trauma Informed Care, Hall County Collaboration and Hall County Drug Court. She has three children Jessi, Melissa and Greg. She also has 4 grandchildren, Izek, Eleanor, Piper and Axel. Jodie and her husband enjoy spending time with family, deer hunting, camping, and working on the family farm.
Sara joined Hope Harbor’s team in June of 2017 as a Case Manager. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a BAS in Criminal Justice and a minor in Social Work. She has worked for agencies in the surrounding communities providing behavioral health and employment services to people with disabilities. She has a passion for helping others and enhancing the quality of life of those in need. She is active in community fellowships and enjoys being the mom of her two daughters.
Direct Care Staff
Joe joined Hope Harbor in 2015. He was born and raised in Fremont, Nebraska, and moved to Grand Island to a half-way house for substance abuse in 1992. It was at The Friendship house where Joe changed his life and was subsequently hired as their Live-In Assistant. He also worked at Milne Detox Center until its services were merged with Mid Plains CSU. While employed at the Friendship House, Joe was a jack of all trades and helped with building and grounds improvements, health and safety issues, training non-professional staff, purchasing, dietary, and assisting with construction/contractor relations. Joe received certification through Health & Human Services as a certified Peer Support & Wellness Specialist. Joe is also a United States Parachute Association Safety and Training Advisor for Crete Skydiving Center where he’s also a free fall coach and skydiving instructor.
Peachis joined the Hope Harbor team in January 2017 as the Service Coordinator. Before joining Hope Harbor, she was a Community Help Center Specialist for 3 years. She earned her Associated Degree in Human Services in 2010 from Central Community College. She is currently living in Grand Island with her daughter Treasure. Peachis enjoys teaching Dance Xplosion fitness class and volunteering in the community. She is also a board member of the Hall County Housing Authority.
Shelter Service Coordinator
Daisy joined the Hope Harbor team in November of 2016 as the dayshift Direct Care Staff. She was born and raised in Grand Island. Daisy is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Central Community College.
Part-time Bilingual Receptionist
Maria joined the Hope Harbor team in February 2017 as the part-time Bilingual Receptionist. She is planning to finish her Associates Degree in Business Administration. Maria currently resides in Grand Island with her two boys.
Board of Directors
Idea Bank Marketing
Katie Peters Settje
Family Practice of Grand Island
Allen Capital Group
Five Points Bank
Wood Bros Realty
CHI Health St. Francis
Grand Island Public Schools
Principal Financial Group
Marie de Martinez
SAGE Healthcare Collaborative