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Our Values

We believe in...

Growth

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.

 

Resourcefulness

 It is important to

take your current

outcomes and parlay

them into the results

you desire to

achieve.

Humility

 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

can achieve.

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Beth Morrissette, MPA & MSW
Chief Executive
Officer

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Beth has worked with the nonprofit sector for over25 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 to successfully build partnerships across multiple nonprofits organizations and government entities. Beth is a strong believer in giving back to the community and making it a better place for the future. She is currently in her second term 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 skilled as a collective impact leader of a backbone organization and as a neutral facilitator of small and large groups. 

Beth and her husband are proud to be both biological and foster parents, as well as pet parents to two dogs and farm cats named for famous musicians.

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Rebecca Turner, MS 
Executive Coach,

Change Management and Interim Services

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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.

Meet The Team

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Alissa Sutton, MPH
Senior Research & 
Evaluation Manager

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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.  

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Stephanie Wenz, BS
Engagement &
Facilitation Manager

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Stephanie steers teams through Parlay’s array of organizational development services as both a skilled facilitator and project manager. She has training in inclusive group facilitation methods and easily elicits trust from the clients she serves. She embodies the quintessential ‘people person,’ adept at fostering relationships, cultivating consensus, and navigating complex objectives with finesse. Stephanie also spearheads project coordination, overseeing scope, timelines, and deliverables with meticulous attention to detail. 

 

In addition to nearly 20 years of professional experience in sales, marketing, and client service across multiple industries, she is also a devoted girl mom (including twins!). She appreciates Parlay’s hybrid work environment that allows her to use her professional strengths and be present with her busy, active family.

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Coming Soon
We've hired a
Research Associate

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It's almost new team member day! We're teeming with excitement (see what we did there?) to announce our new hire - coming soon.

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Tracy Lammers, BA
Operations & Brand
Manager

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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 nearly 20 years working across nonprofit, government, media, corporate and startup sectors, she is uniquely positioned to relate to Parlay’s range of clients. Using a balance of left and right brains, she delivers client services ranging from data visualization to brand stewardship. She also works on CQI (continuous quality improvement) and simply put, her job is to make things run more efficiently and effectively. 

Tracy is a Midwest boomerang with an "Iowexas" heart. Between toddler-chasing and a traveling spouse, she loves exploring on two wheels as an avid social cyclist.

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Deb Schuiteman, BS
Administrative
Assistant

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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. 

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Parlay Team
Gallup CliftonStrengths®
Insights

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The Parlay team is fortunate to have the expertise on staff to offer Gallup CliftonStrengths-based workshops and coaching as a service to our clients.

 

We also believe that exercising this strengths-based philosophy laid out by the late Nebraskan Dr. Donald O. Clifton benefits us as individuals and as an organization, so "strengths spotting" is present in our everyday company culture. Collectively, our team is exceptionally strong in Strategic Thinking and Relationship Building - which is evident in the strategic work we deliver and high trust we elicit from our clients.

Our collective top five strengths:

  1.  Strategic

  2.  Achiever

  3.  Communication

  4.  Learner

  5.  Relator

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