Granary Board

Gary Peterson
Locale: Pacific Grove, California.
Dennis Demmel
Vice President
Locale: Ogallala, Nebraska.
Dennis joined the Center board in 2017 after serving on the advisory board.
Leverne Barrett
Locale: Ceresco, Nebraska.
Vern has worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1980. He teaches leadership courses and assists communities and organizations with leadership development. Vern joined the Center board in 2009.
Becky Gould
Locale: Lincoln, Nebraska.
Becky is the executive director of the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest law firm that advocates for equal justice and full opportunity for all Nebraskans. She is a native Nebraskan and grew up on a small farm just outside of Valparaiso. Becky has practiced poverty law in Nebraska since 2001. She joined the Center board in 2010.
Don Reeves
Locale: Oberlin, Ohio.
Don a farmer from Central City, returned to Nebraska after working for Bread for the World in Washington D.C. Don is a board member and former interim director of the American Friends Service Committee. He and his wife relocated to Oberlin, Ohio in 2009. Don was elected to the Center board in 1997.
Maryanne Rouse
Locale: Omaha, Nebraska.
Maryanne serves on the Granary Board. Maryanne has worked to gain urban support for issues that link urban and rural concerns. She was formerly on the staff of Catholic Charities and the New Community Development Corporation in Omaha and is currently with Creighton University.