We believe in...
Continually improving individuals, companies, and ourselves for the betterment of our shared community.
Curiosity & Being Challenged
Often, we hear others say to us, "that's a great question" because of the gentle pushes we cannot help but to ask.
It is important to
take your current
outcomes and parlay
them into the results
you desire to
Often being humble
in the hard work it
takes to get there.
Energy & Excitement
With every person
or organization we work with, we get
excited about the
potential that they
MPA & MSW
Beth has worked in the nonprofit sector for close to 25 years. She is experienced in the full continuum of job responsibilities from Nonprofit Executive Director to Nonprofit Board member to an elected official. As an Executive Director, she helped lead a collective impact organization successfully build partnerships across multiple nonprofits organizations and government entities. Currently, she serves on the Board of Education for Westside Community Schools and served on the Board of Directors for a large nonprofit organization with a budget over $24 million. She specializes in building organizational capacity through board governance, strategic planning, and implementation coaching. She is a skilled facilitator of small and large groups.
Director of Strategy &
Valerie specializes in strategic planning and the design and implementation of programs aimed at improving organizational outcomes and helping leaders to create thriving places to learn, serve and work. She has worked more than 13 years as a senior organizational consultant and account lead, directing internal and client teams in program design and implementation. She has led employee engagement and change management initiatives, as well as numerous nationally representative studies for public release. Valerie is in her tenth year of service as an elected member of the Bennington Public Schools Board of Education.
Director of Research
Tracie comes to Parlay from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she led and assisted with various large grant-funded research and evaluation projects across campus. She was also a liaison, communication and organizational specialist for outreach efforts and initiatives between various departments on UNO’s campus, area school districts, nonprofits, and businesses. The primary focus of her research centers around the contributing factors and outcomes of interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder networks to strategically collaborate and maximize efficiency of initiatives. Tracie is in her sixth year of service as a research consultant for the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and is a steering committee member. She was a founding board member and continues to serve the nonprofit All Betty’s Children.
Meet The Team
Change Management and Interim Services
Rebecca leads with compassion and creativity to help individuals and organizations plan for and navigate change. She specializes in reorganization, succession planning, implementation and executive coaching, crisis mitigation, and interim leadership services, drawing on more than 20 years of experience in public and non-profit leadership, including staff and board positions at grant-making, community economic development, and human services organizations. Rebecca is a proud alumnus of the Nonprofit Executive Institute, the Omaha Community Foundation’s Capacity Building program, and TE2AM: Building Culture. She shaped regional change initiatives through her work with Main Street Iowa, the Iowa Women’s Foundation, and Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce. For the last 10 years, she led The Collective for Hope including Ted E. Bear Hollow, Grief’s Journey, and HEALing Embrace. She currently serves on the GiveNebraska Board of Directors.
Senior Research &
Alissa is a skilled researcher, with more than seven years of experience conducting and supporting research. Alissa is formally trained in public health and has worked for a diverse group of service organizations both domestically and abroad. Most recently Alissa worked for a local foundation where she led internal research projects and provided oversight to external evaluations commissioned to inform foundation grantmaking. Alissa has a passion for helping partners identify the right questions to assess and improve their work. She has developed a wide range of skills to help answer those questions and is always excited to learn and apply new research methods when needed. A self-described “data nerd,” Alissa appreciates both quantitative and qualitative research. When not at work, she can most often be found cooking or growing food in the kitchen and garden, often with help from her husband and two young children.
Stephanie joined Parlay with 10+ years’ experience working with marketing, sales & communication. She developed this skillset as a liaison with physicians and social workers within the home health care and senior services industries. She believes in building trust and dependability is critical to all client relationships. This skillset has leveraged her to take on the important role of Project Coordinator to ensure key objectives and deliverables are met to each client. Stephanie’s role focuses on walking our clients through the Strategic Planning process from beginning to end, keeping in mind the importance of organization, project timeline and communication. Outside the office, Stephanie is a busy mom to three girls. Her top five Gallup Strengths are: Consistency, Woo, Communication, Significance and Harmony.
Operations & Brand
Tracy is a utility player, both for Parlay and our clients. She helps shape company infrastructure, offerings and culture to ensure operational efficiency, high-quality service and capacity for growth. With a broad range of 15+ years working across nonprofit, government, media, corporate and startup sectors, she is uniquely positioned to relate to Parlay’s range of clients. She works on continuous quality improvement: to identify areas of need, collaborate to generate ideas, create and execute solutions, then evaluate for success in order to evolve the organizational promise. Simply put, her job is to make things easier and better for Parlay and our clients. Between toddler-chasing and a traveling spouse, Tracy loves exploring on two wheels as an avid social cyclist.
Deb supports internal and client-facing teams by consistently providing excellent and responsive client service. She manages Parlay’s office, coordinates scheduling for the CEO, and helps ensure operational efficiency. Deb is passionate about helping others – most recently, she spent 13 years as the director of a successful nonprofit early care and education center. She previously served on the Board of Directors for Bethany Christian Services and is currently mentoring teenage girls as a dedicated Youth for Christ volunteer. She is a member of the Executive Committee at her church and steers a team of 30 volunteers. Deb is also a skilled florist, but her favorite role is being mom to two teen boys and she is grateful for the active life that her family enjoys.
Information & Cybersecurity Consultant
Jeffry has 15+ years of experience in systems administration, security risk analysis, regulatory compliance, system, information and data security controls, third-party risk management, and many other areas associated with physical & information security, compliance and privacy. He has worked has represented local family business, state government, information security services providers, statewide insurance and international billing & payment. Jeffry’s expertise enables him to work with small to large organizations to determine their regulatory compliance and risk areas. Once an organization’s risk is identified, he can help develop meaningful plans to mitigate or remediate that risk and respond effectively in the event of a security or privacy incident.