About Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect Omaha ("PHCO"), is a 501C(3) organization. 100% of all donations to PHCO are used for the homeless.

Our Beginnings

The first event launched on April 11, 2008 on the campus of Creighton University, hosted by Father John P. Schlegel, S.J. President of Creighton University. Today, Fr. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J. is the new President of Creighton University and host. We, and the area's homeless, are very grateful for their foresight.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha Current Organizing Committee

  • Rod Bauer, Director, Day Services Program, Siena/Francis House (Executive Committee)
  • Randi Bibins-Clark, Assistant Director of Academic Success, The Creighton EDGE, Creighton University
  • Ken Reed Bouley, Director, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice, Creighton University (Executive Committee)
  • Dave Culhane, Program Planner, CIPER, Creighton University (Executive Committee)
  • Oscar Garcia, Public Safety, Creighton University
  • Michelle Ferestad, Manager of Support Services, Facilities Management, Creighton University
  • Dr. Ann Ryan Haddad, Pharmacy, Director of OISSE, CIPER Leadership Team (Executive Committee)
  • Dr. Barbara Harris, Program Director, Social Work Program, Creighton University
  • Susan Moore, Director of Homeless and Public Housing Health Services, Charles Drew Health Center
  • Dr. Lorraine Rusch, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Creighton University (Executive Committee)
  • Ed Shada, Executive Director, Project Homeless Connect Omaha (Executive Committee)
  • Ronna Sears-Fritz, Director of Affinity Programs, University Relations, Creighton University (Executive Committee – Event Chair)
  • Kate Martens Stricklett, Assistant Director, CIPER, Creighton University (Executive Committee)
  • Azure Wall, Siena/Francis House
  • Steve Woita, Director, Campus Recreation, Creighton University

Project Homeless Connect Omaha Founding Organizing Committee

  • Rod Bauer, Director, Day Services Program, Siena/Francis House
  • Mary Ann Borgeson, Douglas County Commissioner
  • Ken Reed Bouley, Director, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice, Creighton University
  • Joyce Davis Bunger, Assistant Dean, Creighton University College of Nursing
  • Pat Christopher, Homeless Clinic Coordinator, Charles Drew Health Center
  • Bob Denney, Facility Director, Creighton University
  • Cindy Goodin, Residential Services Director, Youth Emergency Services
  • Michelle Ferestad, Manager of Support Services, Facilities Management, Creighton University
  • Elizabeth Haley, West Corporation
  • Joyce O'Neil, ServicePoint System Administrator
  • Jessica Puente, Assistant to the Director, Xenon International Academy
  • Mike Saklar, Executive Director, Siena/Francis House
  • Bailie Shada, Chief Administrative Officer, SilverStone Group, Inc.
  • Ed Shada, Executive Director, Project Homeless Connect Omaha
  • Pastor Harry Wallar, Executive Director, MOHM's Place
  • Tracy Zaiss, Zaiss & Co.

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