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 30-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 100+ 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 Board:

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

Paul VanDeWater, Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer,  Region V Systems, 1645 N St., Lincoln, NE 402-441- 4353

Sheila Dorsey-Vinton, Secretary
Executive Director, Asian Community & Cultural Center, 144 N. 44th St. Ste. A,  Lincoln, NE  402-477-3446

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

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

Vi See, At-Large Member
Executive Director, Community Action Partnership, 210 O St., Lincoln, NE 402-471-4515

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


HSF Diversity Statement 

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HSF News & Trainings

HSF's FREE Case Manager's Training
SAVE THE DATE: OCT. 13TH, 8:30 - 10:30, Center for People in Need...MORE COMING SOON

Human Resource Lunch & Learn Series
Suzanne Tyrrell will do a bi-monthly series on various HR topics...MORE INFO

Leadership Series Training:

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

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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