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Bob Rauner, MD, MPH
President, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln

As a founder and President, Bob Rauner has helped grow Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln through developing city-wide partnerships that have collectively delivered a positive impact on the health and wellness of the Lincoln community. Dr. Rauner earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Creighton University, a medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a master’s degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University, studying how to systematically improve the health of Nebraskans. He also works as the Chief Medical Officer of OneHealth Nebraska Accountable Care Organization which includes 22 primary clinics serving 3 Nebraska communities as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Public Schools. Read more.

Tami Frank, BS, CLC
Vice President of Operations and

Project Director, Lincoln Community Breastfeeding Initiative
Tami Frank oversees financial operations and grant management.  Tami has a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Nebraska. Tami also serves as program coordinator for PHL breastfeeding initiatives and is a Certified Lactation Counselor.   Read more.

Mary Jo Gillespie, MPA, RDN, LMNT
Vice President of Health Systems
Mary Jo Gillespie oversees and coordinates health data operations.  Mary Jo has a B.S. from the University of Nebraska in Nutrition and Management and is a Registered Dietitian.  She has also earned a Masters in Public Administration and is a Certified Health Coach Read more.

Julie Pearson Anderson, BA

Marketing and Communications Manager

Julie Pearson Anderson oversees community health messaging and communications for PHL.  Julie has a B.A. from the University of Nebraska with a major in English and minors in Business and Marketing.  Read more.

Veronica Cockerill, BSBA  
Program Coordinator
Veronica Cockerill provides office administration and assists with the program coordination of Streets Alive!.  She has a B.A. in Marketing and International Business from the University of Nebraska.  Read more.

Ted Fraser, MS
Health Data Anaylyst

Ted Fraser serves as PHL’s Health Data Analyst.  He works to help healthcare providers establish consistent patient data collection and reporting methods, with a special emphasis on turning data into information.  Ted has a B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan and M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Illinois State University. Read more.

Isha Jain, MD
Research Analyst
Dr. Jain helps the organization with a variety of different projects. She primarily assists with the educational programming at Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln by reading the latest scientific journals and publications to promote evidence-based approaches across projects.
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Anna Kokhanets, AS, CNA
Wellness Programs Manager

Anna Kokhanets is the liason to the Lincoln Public Schools and the Lincoln Community Learning Centers, working with after school nutrition, fitness, and horticulture programs. Anna has an Associates of Applied Science degree from SECC and is a Certified Nursing Assistant.