NIFA Staff

Executive Director                                                                          

Shannon Harner
(402) 434-3900

Operations (

Timothy Kenny, Advisor to the Board(402) 434-3903
Christie Weston, Deputy Director(402) 434-3912
Robin Ambroz-Hollman, Deputy Director of Programs(402) 434-2947
Sheila Gans, Program Support Specialist(402) 434-3920
Ashley Dunn, Receptionist(402) 434-3900

Finance (

Steve Clements, Chief Operating Officer(402) 434-3908
Judy Krasomil, Treasurer(402) 434-3909
Jody Cook, Controller(402) 434-3913
Angela Kamau-Watson, Staff Accountant(402) 441-4645

Multifamily & Tax Credit (

Sara Tichota, Allocation Manager(402) 434-3916
Kirk Benner, Allocation Specialist(402) 434-3927
Kelly Schultze, Compliance Manager(402) 434-3907
Tammy Burd*, Assistant Compliance Manager(402) 434-3919
Andray Fairley, Compliance Specialist(402) 434-2946
Eric Matty, Compliance Specialist(402) 434-6939

Home Ownership Department (

Jacki Young, Chief Homeownership Officer(402) 434-3915
Stacy Fotinos, Operations Manager(402) 434-3917
Susan Lauver, Team Leader(402) 434-3914
Shelley Abraham, Compliance Specialist(402) 434-2949

Outreach/Community Development (

Elizabeth Fimbres*, Communications & Outreach Manager(402) 898-2501
John Turner, Manager of Community Development & Research(402) 434-6934
Amanda Wusk*, Marketing & Relationship Manager(402) 434-2948
Joe Spitsen, Assistant Manager for Regional Housing Accelerator Development & Training(402) 434-3911
Susan Pulec, Outreach and Community Development Administrator(402) 434-0970
Royce Sheibal*, Research and Data Analyst(402) 898-2504

Agriculture (

Dudley Beyer, Programs Manager(402) 434-6931

* NIFA Omaha Office Personnel

Employment Opportunities

NIFA offers a variety of employment opportunities for people with experience in accounting, financial management, program management, IT, housing and real estate development and administration.  NIFA's mission is to provide Nebraskans a broad range of financial resources for homeownership, rental housing, agriculture, manufacturing, medical, and community development endeavors.

NIFA offers generous health insurance options, paid time off, and a robust retirement plan.

Currently, NIFA has the following positions open:

Homeownership Compliance Specialist - APPLY HERE

The Homeownership Compliance Specialist reviews submitted loan files, communicates with potential homebuyers, existing borrowers, lenders, new borrowers, and real estate agents, conducts program eligibility reviews, and assists with Homebuyer Assistance loan releases.

Preferred Talents and Abilites:

  • Knowledge of residential mortgage loan procedures
  • Knowledge of secondary market requirements for Conventional, FHA, VA, and RD mortgage loans
  • Ability to professionally communicate, verbally and written, to lender partners, real estate professionals, borrowers, and other housing-related organizations.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task.
  • Must maintain confidentiality, always.
  • Bilingual preferred, not required.


  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in residential mortgage lending, preferred
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel required.
  • Experience with NIFA programs and processes are helpful, not required.

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

LIHTC Allocation Assistant Manager

To apply for this position, email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to

Tax Credit Compliance Specialist - APPLY HERE

The Tax Credit Compliance Specialist is responsible for evaluating the management practices of multi-family housing developments to ensure owner’s compliance with the requirements of the affordable housing program. This evaluation process will include evaluation of compliance with respect to the requirements of the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

Preferred Talents and Abilities

  • Knowledge of computer software programs such as MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to analyze and audit tenant files.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, proactive nature, and takes initiative.
  • Excellent math and writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a positive, diplomatic, friendly yet business-like manner.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to use web-based tools.


A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in Business, Finance, Real Estate Management, or related field or bachelor's degree.

Nebraska Investment Finance Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled