NIFA Staff

Executive Director                                                                          

Shannon Harner
(402) 434-3900

Operations (

Christie Weston, Deputy Director(402) 434-3912
Robin Ambroz-Hollman, Deputy Director of Programs & Marketing(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
Pamela Otto, Allocation Assistant Manager(402) 434-3922
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
Lucas Bauman, Compliance Specialist(402) 441-4641

Home Ownership (

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
Cari Lineweber, Compliance Specialist(402) 434-3926

Community Engagement (

Elizabeth Fimbres*, Communications & Outreach Manager(402) 898-2501
John Turner, Manager of Community Development & Research(402) 434-6934
Joe Spitsen, Assistant Manager for Regional Housing Accelerator Development & Training(402) 434-3911
Susan Pulec, Outreach and Community Development Administrator(402) 434-0970

Marketing (

Amanda Wusk*, Marketing Manager  (402) 434-2948
Alesiya Tadysheva, Marketing Coordinator  (402) 441-4643

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 2 positions open:

Chief Risk Management Officer: APPLY HERE

Job Type: Full-time

The Chief Risk Management Officer is responsible for the direction and operation of key risk management activities at NIFA. Creating and implementing the risk management framework within NIFA and maintaining its compliance internally is the most important function of this role. Strong leadership and risk management skills are essential to ensure a productive implementation and maintenance of this framework.

Preferred Talents and Abilities

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proficient leadership skills
  • Effective change agent
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Exceptional attention to detail and compliance
  • Ability to be a proactive listener and collaborative team member


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Preferably in finance, accounting, business administration, or relevant studies.
  • Graduate level education, such as MBA or JD a plus.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in risk management or related role.
  • Minimum of three years of management experience.
  • Experience with mortgage lending, investments, compliance, real property law, real property development and/or Low-Income Housing Tax Credit or other affordable housing development a plus.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Products.

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

Staff Accountant: APPLY HERE

Job Type: Full-time

The Staff Accountant is responsible to perform routine accounting tasks to ensure all financial activity is accurately reflected in NIFA’s financial and loan systems to facilitate the monthly general ledger close.

Preferred Talents and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to remain focused and multi-task
  • Ability to work on a team and be collaborative
  • Ability to identify issues, propose solutions, and solve innovatively
  • Must maintain confidentiality, always.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field, and/or equivalent knowledge gained through combination of work experience and education.
  • 3 years’ experience in accounting and general ledger or bookkeeping experience, required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Word.
  • Mortgage loan experience preferred, but not required.

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