October 4, 2017

Our Team

Meet our Staff below, our Board of Directors here, and our Advisory Board here.

You can view full staff bios here.

David Orrick

Founder, Executive Director
David is an Omaha-native and a former 1st grade Teach For America teacher. He is adamant that schools must rethink the way they support teachers and designed DIBS to serve as a model for the support they need.

Marie Kovar

School Support Director
A former School Psychologist and a current DIBS parent Marie has helped lead the DIBS program since 2015. She supports our schools to ensure they have what they need to be successful.

Chantelle (Shauny) DesJardins

VISTA Leader & Program Improvement Associate
Shauny joined the DIBS team in March 2018 as a member of our AmeriCorps VISTA team. As a VISTA leader, she works with all members of the team, with a focus on program improvement.

Rachel Robole

Program Improvement Associate
Rachel joined the DIBS team in June of 2018 as a member of our AmeriCorps VISTA team. As a Program Improvement Associate, Rachel is helping identify areas of the current DIBS Program that can be strengthened for our parents and families.

Nicole Moorman

Program Improvement Associate
Nicole is from Maria Stein, Ohio and received an associates degree in radiologic sciences from Kettering College. She has traveled and volunteered in various places around the world and is excited to dedicate time serving the Omaha community.

Claire Wiley

Program Improvement Associate
Claire joined the DIBS team as Program Improvement Associate in June 2018 as a member of our AmeriCorps VISTA team. She believes that every child has the right to an excellent education, and is excited to help support schools and students with DIBS.

Elizabeth Florez

Resource Development Associate – Local
Liz joined the DIBS team in June 2018 as a member of the AmeriCorps Vista team. As a Resource Development Associate Liz is helping secure grants for new projects to help DIBS expand, reach new students and analyze our effectiveness.

Chris Boehm

Resource Development Associate – National
Chris joined the DIBS team June 2018 as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. As the National Resource Developer, he’s currently working on DIBS’ expansion and implementation strategies as we work to serve students across the United States.

Reina Cloyd

Marketing Associate
Reina joined the DIBS team in June of 2018 as a member of our AmeriCorps VISTA team. As a Marketing Associate, Reina is helping DIBS share our story through photos, videos, graphics, captions, and hashtags.

Laura Peckyno

Capacity Associate
Laura joined DIBS for Kids in June 2018. As the Organizational Capacity Associate in our AmeriCorps VISTA team, she supports the program’s volunteers, leads fundraising events, and focuses on capacity building.

Meliaa Jones

School Support – Minne Lusa Elementary
Meliaa joined the DIBS team in 2017 and supports the 11 DIBS classrooms and 215 DIBS Kids at Minne Lusa.