About Us

The Human Services Federation

The Federation supports its members through education, networking and the power of collective action.

Lincoln’s nonprofits accomplish their missions for a healthy, just, and cooperative society.



Throughout its 25-plus year history, HSF works to continually inform, involve, strengthen, and increase the capacity, awareness, and effectiveness of nonprofits and the nonprofit sector in our community. For our 120+ members, cooperation and collaboration are essential to solving problems while being responsive to community needs and ensuring quality service delivery in health and human services.

It is our belief that human services should be community-based, accessible, defined, planned, and monitored while valuing effectiveness and professionalism in all we do. Member agencies should be accountable and responsible with resources, while society’s diversity calls us to be inclusive in who we are and what we do through active and consistent participation by all members for the stability and success of HSF.

The Human Services Federation acts as a catalyst to ensure all residents have access to the amenities and services that make Lincoln and Lancaster County a community of opportunity.

HSF takes a leadership role in community health and human services planning, coordination, and advocacy while being proactive and responsive to emerging community issues and building coalitions of individuals and organizations to effectively address identified community needs as they arise.

HSF creates and sustains a center for collection, analysis, and dissemination of health and human services information for the public. Additionally, HSF strives to enhance civic engagement in community-building activities and public advocacy through programs, training, and technical assistance to individuals, organizations, businesses,
and community-based organizations.

Call 402-441-4399 or email to learn more.



Teresa Harms, President
Executive Director, Clinic With A Heart – 1701 S. 17 th St., Ste 4G, Lincoln, NE 402-421- 2924

Nola Derby-Bennett, President-Elect
Executive Director, The HUB – 1037 S. 12 th St., Lincoln, NE 402-471- 8526

Barry Gourley, Treasurer
Executive Director, Family Service – 501 S. 7 th St., Lincoln, NE 402-441- 7949

Tauni Waddington, At-Large Member
Executive Director, WICS – 1235 D St., Lincoln, NE 402-477- 4173

Mariana Schell, At-Large Member
Director of Operations, Food Bank – 4840 Doris Bair Cr., Ste. A, Lincoln, NE 402-466- 8170

Monica Zinke, At-Large Member
Executive Director, Fresh Start – 6433 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 402-475- 7777

Casey Karges, Past President
Executive Director, Mediation Center – 610 S St., Ste. 100, Lincoln, NE 402-441- 5740



Jason Varga, Executive Director, 1645 N St., Lincoln , NE 402-441- 4399


Help support the work of HSF


Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors:


HSF News & Trainings

Cyber Security III
What To Do When A Breach Happens...MORE INFO

HSF's FREE Case Manager's Training
Refugees and Immigrants: Who's in Lincoln and how can we more effectively serve them...MORE

Case Manager's and Employer Job Fair
Join us for the next job fair on April 27th...
Brought to you by Lincoln Business Task Force and Prosper Lincoln, in partnership with HSF

Extensive Resource Guide for Lancaster County
The DHHS Alternative Response resource guide is now available online! CLICK HERE

Pay Your Dues Online

Dues Owed



Human Services Federation
1645 'N' Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Telephone: (402) 441-4399
Fax: (402) 441-4335
We are conveniently located in
downtown Lincoln on the Southwest corner of
17th and N. We are housed with Region V Systems