Meet The 2023 Judges
These community leaders embody the qualities we are honoring through the 50 OVER 50 NE Awards. In alignment with The Bloc's mission, their work positively impacts the community and the lives of the people who live in Nebraska. We are grateful for the time and dedication these distinguished leaders are investing in helping us celebrate the achievements and contributions of the 50 OVER 50 NE Awards nominees.
Former Vice President of Social Purpose
Home Instead, Inc.
Until July 2023, in her role as Vice President of Social Purpose for Home Instead, Erin has focused on awareness and inspiring generations. Her goal has been to fearlessly create today the world we want to grow older in tomorrow. Specifically, she is focused on helping all ages see the small acts of kindness they may complete to positively impact seniors’ lives with Ready to Care, a movement to make the world a better place for seniors. She also oversees the organization’s initiative to introduce younger generations to careers in the aging field through the Champions of Aging program and the nationwide holiday giving program, Be a Santa to a Senior. Additionally, in her position, she collaborated on the support of the HFC Grant Program, in which Home Instead provides relief to those caring for loved ones living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
Since 2005, Erin worked across the Home Instead network of more than 1,000 global franchises to develop programs that empower and support family caregivers. Her work has included award-winning communications programs that foster connections between seniors and their families and public education efforts to make the world more inclusive of today’s rapidly growing aging population.
Erin holds a B.A. from the University of Creighton and is a graduate of Leadership Omaha, where she resides with my husband and two children.
A.M. Bobby Brumfield
Founder & Managing Partner
Leonum Advisors Director
A.M. “Bobby” Brumfield is Founder & Managing Partner of Leonum Advisors: Corporate Protection Management, which is a full service security consultancy, staffing & training firm.
He is Co-founder of the Men Against Domestic Violence Action Coalition (MADVAC), which works to educate and empower boys and men to advocate against domestic and sexual violence in our homes and communities.
Bobby is a former Advisor for the Dept. of Defense and worked with U.S. Marine Regimental Combat Teams to develop & implement law enforcement strategies in conflict zones.
He is a former Omaha Police Detective and FBI Safe Streets Task Force Officer.
Prior to his law enforcement career he worked in Corporate Security with 2 national retail organizations.
Bobby is a proud Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
AJG Consulting Group/AG Media
Anthony J. Gould is a longtime community leader who has built policies and initiatives to assist in the development of technology, healthcare, and business systems.
He is a motivational speaker, business leader, mentor, and consulting coach who helps people move beyond their fears. He motivates individuals to transform their lives through mindfulness and self-development activities. To most, he’s Coach Tony, a moniker befitting of his experienced strategic leadership and ability to visualize, plan, lead, and provide solutions.
“To be a leader, my heart is to impact someone every day so they can see their greatest potential,” Gould explained. “As a father of six beautiful children and four grandchildren, influence and impact are the cornerstones of my approach to life. There are opportunities every day to impact others to help them realize their superpowers within them.”
Volunteer State President
Suzan DeCamp currently serves as the Volunteer State President of AARP Nebraska. In her role serving nearly 200,000 Nebraska members age 50 and over, DeCamp chairs the state Executive Council and works with the State Director to provide vision and leadership for AARP’s work at the state and community level.
Suzan has been involved as a lead volunteer in several AARP focus areas including state and federal advocacy efforts, the west Omaha Community Action Team, and the Diversity team. In 2019 she was recognized with the AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for community Service, the association’s highest volunteer state award.
DeCamp has served in numerous volunteer and elected leadership positions in Nebraska throughout her adult life, including the Board of Directors and President of the Nebraska Association of School Boards; President of the Nebraska Association of Community Theatre; 21 years on the St. Paul Public School Board of Education, 10 years as President; President of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce; St. Paul Public Library Board; President of the St. Paul Area Community Theatre; trustee on several local and state foundations; and has served on local, state and national committees in the areas of education, policy, legislation and community projects.
She is a licensed Abstracter and Title Insurance Agent, and has been the owner of St. Paul Abstract & Title since establishing the business 33 years ago in 1990.
Deputy Chief of Staff
Deputy Chief of Staff / City of Omaha Mayor's Office
Keith Station currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff in Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's office. His role is to advise the Mayor on issues related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and develop and execute a strategic plan for Diversity & Inclusion for the City of Omaha.
Prior to joining the Mayor's team, he spent 5 years as Director of Business Relations at Heartland Workforce Solutions where he helped to lead the strategic business engagement efforts for the local workforce investment board that serves Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington Counties.
Before joining HWS, he was an Executive Director within the YMCA of Greater Omaha Association. Keith holds a Master’s Degree from Indiana University and a Bachelors' in Business Administration/ Marketing from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Keith is a North Omaha native and a self-proclaimed "Girl-Dad." An avid golfer, he loves his Central Eagles, Cornhuskers, and Dallas Cowboys! Keith serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Charles Drew Health Center, Business Ethics Alliance, Omaha Community Playhouse, Front Porch Investments, Omaha Public Schools Foundation, Merrymakers Association, and Heartland Workforce Solutions.
He is the current Chair of the Heartland 2050 Regional Planning Advisory Committee.
Intercultural Senior Center
Carolina Padilla is the founder and Executive Director of the Intercultural Senior Center and provides leadership for the organization’s growth, vision, and community reach. She is actively involved with all functions of the organization including fundraising, outreach, partnerships, program development, and direct services.
Carolina immigrated to the United States from Guatemala in 1992 with her husband and three children. Her educational background is in Communication Science. She worked for One World Community Health Centers for 12 years, moving through various health departments and administrative and leadership positions. Shortly after that, she was elected the Director of the Latina Resource Center, a program of Catholic Charities. Her primary responsibilities were to develop social service programs for younger adult women in need of basic skills in English as a Second Language, leading toward employment as well as services for women facing domestic violence.
The first chapter of ISC started with four seniors and Carolina as the driver, teacher, cook, exercise teacher, and the only go-to person for the group. Carolina moved her center 4 different times as the number of participants started to grow. Her audacious dream to create a permanent center consisting of adequate facilities, beautiful green lawns, and gardens has finally been realized when the center started its operations from 5545 Center Street on March 19, 2019. This home away from home for seniors is not only promoting recreation, socialization, and overall well-being for them, but it is also creating a strong sense of community and belonging regardless of language, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic background, or any other differences that create separation and isolation.
No More Empty Pot
Nancy’s work experiences are diverse. From serving as an agronomist for local farmers and consultants in a Fortune 500 corporation to grassroots organizing and management for nonprofit community organizations, she has put her love of learning and achievement to work. Nancy served in an Information Technology leadership role for over 14 years with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands in Omaha. Most recently as Chief Information Officer, where she led award-winning programs, increased technology integration, and supported improved organizational outcomes. In 2010 Nancy co-founded then later served as a board member at No More Empty Pots, a nonprofit supporting the development of local food systems through the self-sufficiency of people and economic resilience of communities. Nancy began her role as CEO of No More Empty Pots in January 2016. Nancy serves on multiple local, state, and regional boards and advisory committees. With four adult children who are all college graduates and pursuing careers, Nancy spends a lot of time sharing her passion for good food, leadership, personal strengths, and exceptional outcomes with diverse audiences.