District 11

District 11

District Eleven is comprised of the following counties:  Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan,  McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas.

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Court Clerks
Court Clerks
District Court
Clerk County Address Phone Fax Website

Becky Swanson

Arthur
P.O. Box 126
Arthur, Nebraska 69121
308-764-2203 308-764-2216 Website

Debra Clark

Chase
P.O. Box 1299
Imperial, Nebraska 69033
308-882-7500 308-882-7552 Website

Becky Boryca

Dawson
700 North Washington
3rd Floor
Lexington, Nebraska 68850
308-324-4261 308-324-9876 Website

Tony Lutz

Dundy
P.O. Box 605
Benkelman, Nebraska 69021
308-423-2058 308-423-2352 Website

Darla Walther

Frontier
P.O. Box 40
Stockville, Nebraska 69042
308-367-8641 308-367-8730 Website

Victoria Barnett

Furnas
P.O. Box 413
Beaver City, Nebraska 68926
308-268-4015 308-268-4015 Website

Cynthia Evans

Gosper
P.O. Box 136
Elwood, Nebraska 68937
308-785-2611 308-785-2300 Website

Susan Messersmith

Hayes
505 Troth Street
P.O. Box 370
Hayes Center, Nebraska 69032
308-286-3413 308-268-3208 Website

Margaret Pollmann

Hitchcock
P.O. Box 248
Trenton, Nebraska 69044
308-334-5646 308-334-5351 Website

David Sullivan

Hooker
P.O. Box 184
Mullen, Nebraska 69152
308-546-2244 308-546-2490 Website

Tina DeVoe

Keith
511 North Spruce Street
Room 202
Ogallala, Nebraska 69153
308-284-3849 308-284-3978 Website

Debra McCarthy

Lincoln
301 North Jeffers Street
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
308-535-3504 308-535-3527 Website

Debbie Myers

Logan
P.O. Box 865
Stapleton, Nebraska 69163
308-636-2311 308-636-2333

Judy Dailey

McPherson
P.O. Box 122
Tryon, Nebraska 69167
308-587-2363 308-587-2363

Rita Long

Perkins
P.O. Box 156
Grant, Nebraska 69140
308-352-7560 308-352-7562 Website

Lori O'Dea

Red Willow
502 Norris Avenue
McCook, Nebraska 69001
308-345-4583 308-345-7907 Website

Lorissa Hartman

Thomas
P.O. Box 226
Thedford, Nebraska 69166
308-645-2261 308-645-2623 Website
County Court
Clerk County Address Phone Fax Website

Lori Hill

Arthur
P.O. Box 146
Arthur, Nebraska 69121
308-764-2201 308-764-2216

Karen Mueller

Chase
P.O. Box 1299
Imperial, Nebraska 69033
308-882-7519 308-882-7554

Dianna Wheeler

Dawson
700 North Washington
Lexington, Nebraska 38850
308-324-5606 308-324-9837

Deborah League

Dundy
P.O. Box 378
Benkelman, Nebraska 69021
308-423-2374 308-423-2325

Ron Werkmeister

Frontier
P.O. Box 38
Stockville, Nebraska 69042
308-367-8629 308-367-8730

Raquel Dringman

Furnas
P.O. Box 373
Beaver City, Nebraska 68926
308-268-4025 308-268-4025 Website

Dianna Wheeler

Gosper
P.O Box 55
Elwood, Nebraska 68937
308-785-2531 308-785-2036

Gretchen Wiebe

Hayes
P.O. Box 370
Hayes Center, Nebraska 69032
308-286-3315 308-286-3208

Linda Smith

Hitchcock
P.O. Box 248
Trenton, Nebraska 69044
308-334-5383 308-334-5351 Website

Brenda Cochran

Hooker
P.O. Box 184
Mullen, Nebraska 69152
308-546-2249 308-546-2490

Lori Hill

Keith
511 N. Spruce
Rm. 105
Ogallala, Nebraska 69153
308-284-3693 308-284-6825 Website

Kerry Sides

Lincoln
301 North Jeffers Street
Room 207
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
308-534-4350 308-535-3525 Website

Brenda Cochran

Logan
P.O. Box 8
Stapleton, Nebraska 69163
308-636-2677 308-636-2678

Brenda Cochran

McPherson
P.O. Box 122
Tryon, Nebraska 69167
308-587-2363 308-587-2363

Kathy Woodmancy

Perkins
P.O. Box 222
Grant, Nebraska 69140
308-352-7530 308-352-7532

Gretchen Wiebe

Red Willow
P.O. Box 199
McCook, Nebraska 69001
308-345-1904 308-777-2021

Brenda Cochran

Thomas
P.O Box 233
Thedford, Nebraska 69166
308-645-2266 308-645-2623
Judges
Judges
District Court
Lincoln
301 N Jeffers St
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 534-4350
Fax: (308) 534-1757
Dawson
700 N Washington
Lexington, NE 68850
Phone: (308) 324-8412
Fax: (308) 324-8847
Lincoln
301 N Jeffers St
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 534-4350
Fax: (308) 534-1757
Red Willow
502 Norris Avenue
McCook, NE 69001
Phone: (308) 345-4539
Fax: (308) 345-7907
County Court
Red Willow
P.O. Box 199
McCook, NE 69001
Phone: (308) 345-1904
Fax: (308) 777-2021
Lincoln
301 N Jeffers Street, Room 207
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 534-4350
Fax: (308) 535-3525
Keith
511 N Spruce, Room 105
Ogallala, NE 69153
Phone: (308) 284-3693
Fax: (308) 284-6825
Lincoln
301 N Jeffers St Room 207
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 534-4350
Fax: (308) 535-3525
Dawson
700 N Washington
Lexington, NE 68850
Phone: (308) 324-5606
Fax: (308) 324-9837
Probation Offices
Probation Offices
Lonnie Folchert
Chief Probation Officer
District 11
 

 

Probation Office (Home Office), Reporting Center
District: 11
Chief Probation Officer:
110 East 3rd Street
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
Fax: (308) 535-3526
Phone: (308) 534-4350
Public Guardians
Public Guardians

Public Guardian districts are distinct from judicial and probation districts. Please find the Associate Public Guardian serving your area below.

Associate Public Guardians

The Office of Public Guardian Associate Public Guardian's (APG) are listed below. Click on the name of the person, and it will take you to their photo and a brief biography.

Sophia Alvarez, APG Senior Legal Counsel - East Area, Omaha

Sophia Alvarez, APG Senior Legal Counsel - East Area, Omaha
Sophia Alvarez, APG Senior Legal Counsel - East Area, Omaha

Sophia Alvarez
sophia.alvarez@nebraska.gov
(402) 763-7898
Associate Public Guardian - Senior Legal Counsel
6B East; Omaha

Sophia grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Woman's University in 1998. Sophia earned a Master of Science in Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2001, and then worked as the Assistant Director for the UNL Upward Bound Math/Science Project. Sophia completed her JD at UNL - College of Law in 2006. During law school, Sophia clerked at Nebraska Disability Rights helping to draft the Law in Brief series and working on a grassroots voting rights campaign for people with disabilities. After graduating from the College of Law, Sophia worked at various private firms and Legal Aid in the areas of family law, juvenile law, criminal law, consumer law, Social Security law, and landlord/tenant law. Sophia's long held passion for public interest law has led her to this position with the Office of Public Guardian.

Brad Brake - East Area, Omaha/South Sioux City

Brad Brake - East Area, Omaha/South Sioux City
Brad Brake - East Area, Omaha/South Sioux City

Brad Brake
brad.brake@nebraska.gov
(402) 580-5629
6C East; Omaha/South Sioux City

Brad Brake originally grew up on a farm in southwest Minnesota. He attended college at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN where he majored in sociology/religious studies. During his time at Hamline, he worked at an after school program for Karen children. After graduating in 2010, Brad moved to Omaha, Nebraska in order to work on policy and development with the Nebraska Synod, ELCA. After that, he moved to Lincoln to attend law school at UNL. While at UNL, he worked at various nonprofits that included the ACLU and Nebraskans for Civic Reform. He graduated in May and is eager to start his next adventure at the Office of Public Guardian. 

Janelle Cantu - Southeast Area, Papillion/Falls City

Janelle Cantu - Southeast Area, Papillion/Falls City
Janelle Cantu - Southeast Area, Papillion/Falls City

Janelle Cantu
janelle.cantu@nebraska.gov
(402) 681-1929
7 Southeast; Papillion

Janelle Cantu graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2001 with a major in Sociology, and holds a certificate from Boston University’s Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research. Janelle was hired with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Children and Family Services as an Economic Services Worker where she managed caseloads with individual receiving food stamps, ADC, childcare, Medicaid and other economic services. Janelle was on the pilot team for the development of the new call center for AccessNebraska. She moved on to DHHS’ Division of Developmental Disabilities and worked as a services coordinator, and managed a caseload of individuals with intellectual disabilities. She helped to transition individuals from the Beatrice State Developmental Center into the community. She also worked with individuals that were court ordered, by a board of mental health petition (BMHP), into the Division’s custody. Janelle acted as a guardian for the individual’s under the BMHP. Janelle also worked with Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging as a services coordinator for individuals over 65 years of age. 

Jena Davenport - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Jena Davenport - EastCentral Area, Lincoln
Jena Davenport - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Jena Davenport
jena.davenport@nebraska.gov
(531) 333-6236
5B East Central; Lincoln

Jena is a rural Nebraska native who began her career in human services working with aging adults in a memory care setting. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and Sociology/Anthropology. Jena went on to attend the University of Nebraska - Omaha and earned her Master's Degree in Social Work. She completed graduate clinical hours providing family therapy at the Munroe Meyer Institute and worked with grandparents raising their grandchildren at Nebraska Children's Home Society. Jena's professional experience includes working with clients experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, mental health diagnoses, and interpersonal violence. She worked in the Intellectual Disability field for 7+ years in multiple roles, most recently as a Developmental Disability Community Coordination Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Jena is honored to serve individuals through her role with the Office of Public Guardian.

Chelsea Egenberger - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Chelsea Egenberger - EastCentral Area, Lincoln
Chelsea Egenberger - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Chelsea Egenberger
chelsea.egenberger@nebraska.gov
(531) 289-0141
5C East Central; Lincoln

Chelsea Egenberger is a Lincoln native who obtained her bachelors in Social Work from the University of Nebraska - Omaha in 2009. She moved to Minneapolis where she worked in residential and day center programs for adults who lived with mental illness. During this time she continued her education at the University of Minnesota graduating with her masters in Social Work in 2012. Since then Chelsea has found a passion working in both the Clubhouse and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team models. Returning to Nebraska in 2015, Chelsea has sought to be a voice in her community to advocate for awareness and reform. She is excited to bring her commitment to social justice and mental health recovery to her role at the Office of Public Guardian. 

Seth Felton, APG Legal Counsel - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Seth Felton, APG Legal Counsel - EastCentral Area, Lincoln
Seth Felton, APG Legal Counsel - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Seth Felton
seth.felton@nebraska.gov
(402) 889-3272
5A East Central; Lincoln

Seth, a native of Lincoln, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2001. He went on to receive his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2003. After working in Washington, D.C., Seth returned to Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska College of Law, graduating with his J.D. in 2010. Prior to joining the Office of Public Guardian, Seth was an attorney in private practice, where he focused on estate planning, probate, and guardianship/conservatorships; immigration law; and juvenile law. His estate planning practice also included a focus on those with special needs and their families. Motivated by a desire to return to public service, Seth joined the Office of Public Guardian as an Associate Public Guardian Legal Counsel.

Kimmie Fox - East Area, Omaha

Kimmie Fox - East Area, Omaha
Kimmie Fox - East Area, Omaha

Kimmie Fox
kimmie.fox@nebraska.gov
(402) 405-6893
6E East Area; Omaha

Kimmie Fox was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She received dual Masters’ in Social Gerontology and Legal Studies from the University of Nebraska College of Public Affairs and Community Service and the Nebraska College of Law, respectively. Kimmie interned for AARP Nebraska and the Nebraska Office of Public Guardian, while in undergraduate and graduate school. She took a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA, working with the Nebraska State Unit on Aging as a resource developer for senior populations. Kimmie also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Kimmie is excited to be given the opportunity to again work with the Office of Public Guardian. 

Fred Graves - MidCentral Area, Grand Island

Fred Graves - MidCentral Area, Grand Island
Fred Graves
Fred Graves - MidCentral Area, Grand Island

Fred Graves
fred.graves@nebraska.gov
(308) 227-8833
3C Mid Central; Grand Island

Frederic Graves was born and raised in Grand Island Nebraska.  He earned  a BAeD with Teaching Endorsements in Communicative Arts at UNK.   Fred started working part time with the Intellectually Delayed population in 1992 and worked on several projects at UNK including developing individualized curriculum for both gifted and special needs students.  After working 10 years full time with a DD Community Based Service Provider, Fred became a DD Service Coordinator for DHHS in 2006.  Fred helped establish a non-profit tabletop gaming club with a mission statement to foster face to face social connections in his community and owns and helps operate a used bookstore he originally purchased with his father.

Jordan Harvey - East Area, Omaha

Jordan Harvey - East Area, Omaha
Jordan Harvey - East Area, Omaha

Jordan Harvey
jordan.harvey@nebraska.gov
(402) 536-0315
6A East; Omaha

Jordan attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University.  Jordan’s previous work experience includes working with uninsured individuals and assisting them with applying for state and federal programs, such as Medicaid and Social Security Disability. During her graduate internship, she provided counseling services for adults, children and families. Jordan has many years of case management experience and working with area agencies on obtaining resources for clients.

Alicia "Ali" Husted - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Alicia "Ali" Husted - EastCentral Area, Lincoln
Alicia "Ali" Husted - EastCentral Area, Lincoln

Alicia Husted
alicia.husted@nebraska.gov
(402) 440-7740
5D East Central; Lincoln

Alicia Husted, also known as Ali, grew up in Cortland, NE, a small town south of Lincoln. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology, with minors in health science and criminal justice. The majority of her experience has been within the field of developmental disabilities. Alicia started working in college at an Intermediate Care Facility for persons with Intellectual Disabilities. She then moved to providing community based services residentially and then as a Program Trainer for vocational services. Alicia moved back to the Lincoln area after college, briefly working in assisted living before taking a position with DHHS as a Developmental Disabilities service coordinator. She thoroughly enjoyed working in that position for the next 5 years until taking the position as Associate Public Guardian.  

Kylie Joyce - West Central Area, North Platte

Kylie Joyce - West Central Area, North Platte
Kylie Joyce - West Central Area, North Platte

Kylie Joyce
kylie.joyce@nebraska.gov
(308) 325-0465
2 West Central; North Platte

Kylie Joyce was born and raised in Bassett, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska - Kearney and her Master's in Clinical Social Work from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. While attending school in Kearney, she worked as a direct support professional in residential settings with adults and children with developmental disabilities. Her professional experience includes working in rural mental health and substance abuse treatment as an emergency community support worker, as a case manager within a hospital setting providing assessment and therapy in an inpatient psychiatric unit, and for the past 10 years has worked with DHHS as a Developmental Disabilities Service Coordinator. She is excited to join the team at the Office of Public Guardian, to continue her service in the public sector, serving the citizens of Nebraska.

Lisa Ludden - Northeast Area, Norfolk

Lisa Ludden - Northeast Area, Norfolk
Lisa Ludden - Northeast Area, Norfolk

Lisa Ludden
lisa.ludden@nebraska.gov
(402) 992-5560
4 Northeast; Norfolk

Lisa Ludden was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. She attended Wayne State College and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. While attending her first couple of years of college, she worked as a Direct Support professional in a day settings and then as a residential manager for 5 homes. She then moved to working in long-term care facilities as a social worker and continued for the last 16 years. Lisa’s professional experience includes working with the elderly population, working with dementia, working with various health conditions, establishing in-home services, and working with people and their loved ones during difficult times. Lisa and her family live on a farm near Pierce, Nebraska. Lisa and her husband raise five children and enjoy attending all of their various activities, including coaching their volleyball and basketball teams. Lisa also enjoys raising their cattle, participating in their local 4-H program, and teaching at church. Lisa has loved the opportunity over the last 16 years of serving the elder generation and looks forward to being able to serve and advocate for vulnerable adults as an Associate Public Guardian. 

Vacant - East Area, Omaha

Vacant - East Area, Omaha
Vacant - East Area, Omaha

Michelle Moore - MidCentral Area, Kearney

Michelle Moore - MidCentral Area, Kearney
Michelle Moore - MidCentral Area, Kearney

Michelle Moore
michelle.moore@nebraska.gov
(308) 627-9768
3A Mid Central; Kearney

Michelle Moore was born and raised in Ogallala, Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received her Bachelor of Arts in Education for Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She went on to teach preschool for several years, which eventually led up to teaching elementary school for 10 years in North Platte, Nebraska.  During that time, Michelle worked on her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College and received her degree in 2008.  Most recently, she’s been employed at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, working as a Child and Family Services Specialist in the Kearney, Nebraska office. Michelle was with Child Protective Services for 2 ½ years before moving over to Adult Protective Services for her final six months with the department. Michelle has been with the Office of Public Guardian since June of 2015, and is honored to work with Nebraska's vulnerable adults as an Associate Public Guardian.

Stacy Rotherham - Panhandle Area, Scottsbluff

Stacy Rotherham - Panhandle Area, Scottsbluff
Stacy Rotherham - Panhandle Area, Scottsbluff

Stacy Rotherham
stacy.rotherham@nebraska.gov
(308) 672-7433
1 Panhandle; Scottsbluff/Gering

Stacy Rotherham was born and raised in the Scottsbluff/Gering area. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. Stacy has worked in long term care for over 12 years as the Director of Alzheimer’s Care, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Certified Dementia Care Manager. She has loved being able to work and help those with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias, and looks forward to being able to help other vulnerable adults as the Associate Public Guardian for the Panhandle. 

Annette Scarlett - MidCentral Area, Hastings

Annette Scarlett - MidCentral Area, Hastings
Annette Scarlett - MidCentral Area, Hastings

Annette Scarlett
annette.scarlett@nebraska.gov
(308) 218-7388
3B Mid Central; Grand Island/Hastings

Annette Scarlett has a degree in Criminal Justice and Special Education. She has been working in the field of Developmental Disabilities since she was 16 years old and has worked at all levels, including the state level as a Services Coordinator for over 9 years. She also has managed a 6-bed nursing facility for those with intellectual disabilities and was a Services Coordinator for the Office on Aging for close to two years. Her latest experience was as an extended family home provider to a 24-year-old male with developmental disabilities. She is guardian and conservator for three others on a private basis, including a family member with developmental disabilities. Annette’s passion is advocating for the rights of others when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. 

Erin Wiesen - East Area, Omaha/David City

Erin Wiesen - East Area, Omaha/David City
Erin Wiesen - East Area, Omaha/David City

Erin Wiesen
erin.wiesen@nebraska.gov
(402) 350-0176
6D East; Omaha/David City

Erin Wiesen is a native Nebraskan, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Services from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. She went on to receive a Master of Human Services from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, with a focus on Leadership and Management. Erin has spent her entire professional career engaged in case management and advocacy work; she has  extensive experience in areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and employment readiness. Erin is honored to be a part of the Office of Public Guardian, where she can continue to serve vulnerable persons across Nebraska.

Problem Solving Courts
Problem Solving Courts

Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court
700 N. Washington
Lexington
402-324-5615

Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court
301 N. Jeffers Street
North Platte
​402-324-5615