Dr. Heather Reeson Lambert of Lincoln, Nebraska has recently been elected as president of Jana’s Campaign board of directors. Jana’s Campaign is a Hays (KS) based, national education and gender violence prevention organization created in honor of Jana Mackey, who lost her life to domestic violence in 2008. Mackey graduated from Hays High School in 2000. Working with middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and community-based organizations, Jana’s Campaign provides specialized educational programs designed to prevent gender and relationship violence.
Lambert is a professor of psychology at Doane College (NE) and is past president of the HOPE Crisis Center board of directors in Nebraska. HOPE provides services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims in southeast Nebraska. “I am honored to serve as the next president of the board of directors of Jana’s Campaign. This organization has tremendous impact, and it is so impressive to see the magnitude of its programs and activities. In the past several years, Jana’s Campaign has moved from a regional to a national organization and is playing a significant role in addressing gender and relationship violence. I am excited to continue working with the dedicated staff and board of Jana’s Campaign to continue this important work.”
“Heather has been with us since we started Jana’s Campaign”, says Christie Brungardt, Jana’s mother and board member. “She is highly skilled and knowledgeable about this field, but most importantly, she is passionate about ending gender and relationship violence”.
Dr. Curt Brungardt, Jana’s step-father and past board president, has stepped down from the board and is now serving as a volunteer staff member with Jana’s Campaign. Other officers elected include Vice President Michelle McCormick of Topeka, KS; Treasurer Christie Brungardt of Hays, KS; and Secretary Jessie Zhai of Beijing, China.