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Board & Staff

Who We Are

Board of Directors 2019

Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Youth Board Members 2018-2019

  • Kaitlyn Lilly

    Grand Island Central Catholic

  • Alli Michalski

    Wood River Public Schools


  • Executive Director

    Jessica Hendricks moved to Grand Island in 2009 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Doane College. Since moving to Grand Island, Jessica has been involved in the Young Professionals, Toastmasters, and the Grand Island Little Theatre. Jessica is an alumnus of Leadership Tomorrow, Class 25. Prior to joining Leadership Tomorrow Jessica served as the Director of Workforce and Community Development for the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and also as the Community Liaison for Congressman Adrian Smith.

  • Youth Program Coordinator

    Joan Sabott, new to the Grand Island community, is excited to bring her background in leadership, conflict and secondary education to her role as the coordinator for the Youth Leadership Tomorrow program. Joan is a leadership and conflict expert, facilitating controversial community-based processes and training professionals from the United States and Canada on leadership and conflict-related topics. Before entering into the leadership field, she taught history at an Omaha high school. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History, a Certificate in Secondary Education, and a Master’s Degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. All degrees were awarded from Creighton University. Joan lives in Grand Island with her husband, J.D., and two sons.

  • Office Assistant

    Lisa is a long time resident of Grand Island, graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and Bellevue University. She is an alum of Leadership Tomorrow – Class #11 and served on the Board of Directors for 6 years. Lisa has served on several boards in the community throughout the years. In addition to joining our staff as a part-time office assistant, she also enjoys coaching at a local gym. Lisa is married to Greg and they have two children, Miles and Marissa.