Sheila Dorsey Vinton has worked as Executive Director/CEO of the Asian Community & Cultural Center since February 2014. Her background in refugee and immigrant studies and biocultural approaches to health contribute to the success of the Asian Center in developing programs that meet the needs of its clients who come from all over the world to make their home in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ms. Vinton enjoys the opportunity to serve the Lincoln community on several boards and steering committees to promote health, the arts, and community development.
Duy Linh Bui has been working at the Asian Community & Cultural Center since 2006 under its Minority Health, Family Resources, Domestic Violence, and Senior programs. She has a bachelor's degree in Education in Vietnam, and she received her associate degree at Southest Community College in Business Information Technology in 2008. She is also a trained interpreter in the medical and community fields. She helps Vietnamese refugees and immigrants access services for basic needs such as health care, employment, and housing. With more than 10 years of providing services to the community as a Vietnamese liaison, she has extensive knowledge and broad experiences in healthcare, legal, and social services systems.
Khamisa began working at the Asian Center in 2007 primarily as the Women’s Program Manager. In this position, advocates for women and find interesting projects to promote financial literacy and empowerment. She also works as a translator for those who speak Arabic; she develops and conducts activities to promote healthy living amongst elderly refugees. Khamisa has received training as a Domestic Violence Advocate, a Community Breastfeeding Educator through MilkWorks and a Community Health Worker. In 2013, Khamisa received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & Human Services from the College of Saint Mary.
Lee Kreimer serves as the Family Resource Program Manager. She supports community advocates at the Asian Community and Cultural Center by organizing health and wellness activities and community education classes for seniors (65 and over), Citizenship classes, English classes, and other educational programming. She also manages ACCC's internship program and volunteers and provides support for other administrative tasks.
Natalie Wiebelhaus is our Youth Programs Coordinator. She leads the team that serves youth in our high school and middle school case management and programs at Lincoln High School, Lincoln Northeast, Lincoln North Star, Park Middle School, Lefler Middle School, and Goodrich Middle School. The youth staff team also runs the Saturday Sudanese Youth Club that meets via Zoom or at the Asian Center on Saturdays, as well as annual events such as Camp Culture, Untold Migrant Stories Showcases, and Student Recognition Events.
Jenn Worley is a Youth Program Coordinator, co-leading the youth program with Natalie Wiebelhaus. She leads programming for Yezidi students at Lincoln High School, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Northeast, Goodrich Middle School, and Park Middle School. Yezidi youth programs are aimed at celebrating culture and preparing refugee and immigrant students for life after graduating high school.
Rebecca began working at the Asian Center in April of 2014. She organizes annual cultural events hosted by the Asian Center, such as the Harvest Moon Festival and the Lunar New Year Celebration. She also gives presentations to other organizations and groups throughout the community about the Asian Center. Through her other roles at the center she educates the community on breastfeeding, educates clients on the importance of having a healthy life style, and works with women facing domestic violence issues and concerns. Rebecca is originally from China where she graduated from the Beijing Broadcasting University in 1981. She then worked at the Public Radio Station as a news announcer for 11 years before coming to America and beginning a life with her husband here in the U.S.
Lanetta (PoePoe) Edison-Soe, MSW, serves our Karen, Burmese and Thai speaking refugees and immigrants in community health, domestic violence advocacy, family resources, and our senior program.
Samia serves as the Middle Eastern Advocate and helps clients as a community health worker. She does RentWise classes and provides financial education classes for women.
Ommohal Koko works as Sudanese Programs Assistant in women's programming.
Nyabuoy Chan is a Sudanese Community Advocate at the Asian Center. She works with clients on a variety of issues including health and wellness, diabetes education, and domestic violence. She also serves Arabic-speaking senior citizens.
Thu Le is our Vietnamese Community Advocate. She helps clients manage their health and works in our women's program. She helps families get access to the resources that they need in the community.
Thuy Ngoc Ho is our Vietnamese Community Advocate. She works with Thu Le to help our Vietnamese-speaking clients.
Lwe Say is a program assistant for the Seniors Program. She loves helping our Karen-speaking clients.
Erika Ashby is a licensed family therapist and manages our New American Task Force Mental Health Training grant from Community Health Endowment.
Donna is the receptionist at the Asian Center. She greets clients and helps to keep the office organized. In her free time, Donna loves to garden and spend time with her grandchildren.
Joy Karges is a Youth Program Assistant and a Volunteer Coordinator. She also teaches the Humanities Nebraska course called "Stories of Us."