OMAHA, Neb. (Oct. 5, 2017) – Nebraska Children’s Home Society (NCHS), a nationally accredited human services organization, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Kim Anderson to the position of chief program officer. She succeeds present CEO Lana Temple-Plotz, who previously held this role for four years.
Anderson joined NCHS in 2004 following 10 years working for Catholic Charities of Omaha in their family counseling and children services programs.
“Kim is an excellent choice for chief program officer. Through her work as director of the NCHS Pregnancy, Parenting and Adoption program, Kim has established connections across the state,” said Temple-Plotz. “Her professional accomplishments and origins in Greater Nebraska make her uniquely qualified to understand the opportunities and challenges of delivering statewide programs.”
As chief program officer, Anderson assumes responsibility for directing the organization’s programs and maintaining NCHS’s commitment to children and families throughout Nebraska.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as the chief program officer for NCHS, an organization focused on serving Nebraska’s children for the last 124 years,” said Anderson. “I look forward to working with passionate staff who are dedicated to providing quality human care services.”
A native of North Platte, Nebraska, Anderson lives in the Millard area of Omaha. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a master’s degree in community counseling. Anderson is a licensed mental health therapist with a certificate in Training for Adoption Competency, a curriculum for adoption-competent mental health care. She is president of the Nebraska Adoption Agencies Association (NAAA) and is a board member for Right Turn®, a collaboration between Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and NCHS serving adoptive families.
“I hope to continue to increase awareness of NCHS programs across the state,” said Anderson. “My focus will be on working in partnership with communities to ensure every child has a safe and loving home.”
Anderson is a peer reviewer for the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. COA accredits more than 2,200 organizations and
programs serving more than 7 million individuals and families.
“Kim brings a wealth of knowledge about the children services and the importance of permanency for every child,” said Temple-Plotz. “She believes strongly in our mission ‘to provide safe and loving care to children of all ages.’ I am looking forward to the future and excited to have her on board.”