Board & Staff

Our Board of Directors represent a diverse cross-section of our community. The directors work diligently to assure that every donated dollar works to fulfill our mission.


  • Vice President: Diane Krieser
    Vice President: Diane Krieser

    Diane, and her husband Clark, were co-founders of Heartfelt Connections in 2002. After their daughter, Corina, was killed in an automobile accident, they recognized the need within the Seward community for support of parents who had lost a child. Diane was part of the Children’s Memorial task force and serves Heartfelt Inc. as a facilitator for monthly Heartfelt Connections meetings, and is the chairperson of the Heartfelt Fore Good Grief Golf Tournament. Diane has a long history in business management, she is currently the office manager for A4K Enterprises. Diane and Clark have two children, Corina in heaven and Nathan. They have four grandchildren.

  • Secretary: Jill Martin
    Secretary: Jill Martin
  • Treasurer: Christine McNulty
    Treasurer: Christine McNulty

    Chris has a great passion for fulfilling the mission of Heartfelt Inc. She brings extensive experience in business to the board, having operated The Goldworks Jewelry Store in Lincoln for 33 years. She volunteered with Nebraska Special Olympics for 20 years as an Area Coordinator and Sports Coach. She is currently the coordinator of the Heartfelt Inc./Peoples City Mission Toss Box program. Chris has 2 daughters, Rhonda and Andrea and granddaughter Charlie Marie.

  • Director At Large: Deb Wilson
    Director At Large: Deb Wilson
  • Director At Large: Jana Hughes
    Director At Large: Jana Hughes

    Jana and her husband, John have been on the Heartfelt Incorporated Advisory Board since 2013. A lifelong resident of the Seward community, Jana has been active in community service since her youth, she is the co-chair for the Heartfelt Wicked Women’s 5K Run. She has served as the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Seward Jr. Women’s Club, President and Treasurer of the St. John Parent Teacher League and is currently serving on the Seward County 4-H Council. Jana has an Industrial Engineering degree from Texas A&M and previously worked in consulting before she took “early retirement” to be the engineer of the Hughes household. The Hughes family includes their children Lena, Anna, and Hank.

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