2023 Board of Directors

Heartland Women’s Network Leadership Team
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Sandy Gordon


Sandy is the Catering Sales Representative for Qdoba Mexican Eats in Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Kansas City and North Dakota areas. She has been working for Qdoba for over 8 years. Sandy is an Omaha native and went to Westside High School. She is married to Bruce who works at UNMC. They have 4 children ranging in ages from 30-42 and 7 grandchildren with 1 on the way. They are very fortunate to have all of our children living in the Omaha area.

As a Millard resident, Sandy believes in supporting local businesses to the best of her ability. Those who know Sandy, knows she doesn’t sit still well, so she has a side business called Sandy’s Stitchery where she embroiders baby clothes and gifts. She also likes to bake and unfortunately eat what she bakes. She’s been a member of HWN for 6 years and thoroughly enjoys being a part of this organization!

Sherry Thompson

Sherry Thompson

Marketing & Secretary Chair

Sherry is a communications consultant working with nonprofits and small businesses. She works extensively with Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, helping the nine-year-old nonprofit with communications and grant writing. During her career, she has worked as a communications manager, freelance writer, reporter, and editor in diverse corporate, newspaper, and nonprofit environments. Her work has received numerous state and national awards.

Her community involvement includes serving as vice president for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary board and high school communications contest director for Nebraska Press Women. In her free time Sherry enjoys traveling, volunteering in the community, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband Dennis have two children and three grandchildren.

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Mary Hiatt

Events Chair

Mary Hiatt has a lifetime of experiences that have qualified and helped her get to the point she is today! After she earned her BSBA in Finance from UNO, she immediately moved to San Diego. Although the weather was great, her people were in the Midwest. She moved back home and ended up marrying the love of her life, Scott, whom she has known since seventh grade. Throughout the years, Scott and Mary owned and sold three successful businesses. They have three beautiful daughters, two son-in-laws, and (so far) three beautiful grandchildren.

Mary specializes in helping people aged 60-plus navigate Social Security, Medicare, Annuities and Long Term Care. She is authentic and cares about each of her clients, giving them the service and attention they deserve to help them plan for retirement until the end of their earthly lives. She also has her own LLC to help small businesses with company-paid group life insurance, employee-paid dental, vision, and disability insurance. She is also working on a book and is interviewing Omaha metro women business leaders. She wants to empower women by sharing stories of their struggles and triumphs with building and protecting wealth. Mary is an active member of Rotary and Heartland Women’s Network. She has a strong faith and enjoys time with her family, traveling and swimming in the backyard pool when the weather cooperates

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Jane Marie

Sponsorship Chair

My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life; every step of your journey.  I am committed to helping individuals, and couples work through a variety of issues and facilitate the change they desire. Providing a safe and comfortable environment we explore current and past issues that are creating problems, while fostering personal insight and change. I have experience working with all ages and populations who are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, life-transitions, serious illness and injury and infidelity.

Licensed in the state of Nebraska, I utilize a variety of techniques, to help you better realize that you are the expert of your life and believe therapy begins with a non-judgmental stance.  I am Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Informed Care (TIC) certified.  When working with relationships (especially pre-marital) I follow the Gottman Method.  I’m located 114th & Center and offer a variety of hours to meet your needs. 

Katie Hossner, Membership Chair

Katie Hossner

Membership Chair

Katie is the Group Events Manager at The Amazing Pizza Machine, a family entertainment center in Millard. Her motivation is to help facilitate fun and create JOY! Her natural enthusiasm encourages play and team spirit, which has been fundamental in her career and in the growth of those she has had the pleasure to work with over the years. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate management, leadership, planning, sales, customer relations and organization. She adores cuddling with her dogs, spending time taking pictures of the natural world and relaxing outdoors. She is an advocate for mental health awareness, animal welfare and environmental/conservation issues.

Lisa Tonjes Moritz

Lisa Tonjes Moritz

Finance Chair

Lisa is the Chief Memory Organizer at HOPE organizing. HOPE specializes in helping families organize, preserve, share and celebrate their memories. She has loved taking and looking at photos, sharing stories and organizing since elementary school and loves that she gets to do it every day.

Lisa enjoys being part of the Omaha community! Besides Heartland Women’s Network, Lisa is an active member of Downtown Rotary, a sustainer advisor for the Junior League of Omaha and each year trys to find a new organization that she can support with her time and skills. (typically related to kids)

Lisa is a native of Bertrand, NE but not a small-town girl. She loves living in midtown where they are close (often within walking distance) to a lot of fun activities the city has to offer. She met her husband Bruce while they were both on the board of the Omaha Jaycees and they like to volunteer as a family with their 7-year-old son, Anderson at least once a quarter. The also really enjoy traveling and have a goal to get Anderson to all 50 states before he graduates high school. (he was at 30 by his 7th birthday so has a great start)

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Mindy Kidney


Mindy is a licensed residential REALTOR® at RE/MAX Results. She is a proud second-generation REALTOR® with over 16 years of licensed experience working in the real estate field.

While originally from the Kansas City Area, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 2002 to finish her Bachelors of Science at Grace University. After graduation, she bounced back to KC to be an office manager for a real estate firm then moved back to Omaha (for good!) in 2005 to marry her amazing husband and started selling Real Estate full time here in 2007.

In her first year of selling real, she received the Top Outstanding New Associate award from her company and has since consistently exceeded the industry average helping 30+ families make moves each year. Real Estate is not a hobby, it is her passion. She works tirelessly to sell homes and provide the best service in the industry. In her free time, she enjoys serving on boards, cooking for (and with friends), volunteering through Omaha Jaycees and snuggling her basset hounds, Magnolia and Juniper!

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Lili Shim


Lili is the Director of Operations at Cassling, an advanced partner of Siemens Healthineers. With over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare and financial services industries, she has implemented numerous change management processes to strengthen organizational capabilities. Her lifelong learning focuses on leadership and team development strategies — particularly when it comes to navigating speed bumps in the course of doing business. Lili joined HWN to meet other business professionals who share her enthusiasm for supporting one another in their career development journeys.

One of the ways Lili spends her spare time is volunteering for organizations that further healthcare research, as well as packaging or preparing meals for those in need. Lili holds a BS in business administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She can often be found improving her golf game with her husband and sons!


Raina Garcia


Raina is a partner at Pixel Fire Marketing where she leads the Creative Services division. With years of experience in graphic design, web design, web development, and branding, her goal is to take the company’s creativity to the next level and help provide an all-in-one marketing solution for clients. She adds the assets of a keen design eye, project management skills, customer service talents as well as technical expertise. She also enjoys mentoring the new talent they bring to the team as the business grows!

Raina is passionate about her community and networking. She’s been involved in several networking groups and chambers in the Omaha area. This includes her role as one of the original members of Heartland Women’s Network since its inception in 2010. She served on the board for 9 years and is now serving as an Advisor.

Raina is a native of southern California and moved to Omaha in June of 2010. Nebraska is now home with her husband, Dave, their two cats (Boogie and Sadie) and their two dogs (Maybel and Maddie Sunshine). She enjoys the outdoors: walking, hiking, biking; reading a good book; game nights with friends and wine tasting.

Additional Commitee Members

Lisa Tonjes Moritz
Social Media Committee Member
Michele Magner
Events Committee Member
Robyn Burnett
Membership Committee Member