CUES ( is excited to announce their new board members and officers. During the July CUES Fund Board of Directors annual meeting, seven new board members began their first term. The board also approved the new slate of officers and recognized outgoing members. The new board members join the other 17 board members that make up the governing body. The CUES Fund is a nonprofit that provides financial support for the CUES School System consisting of Sacred Heart, All Saints and Holy Name.

The Board of Directors guides the organization’s strategic direction and operations. New board members are: George Achola, Burlington Capital Real Estate; Dave Audino, Turner Construction Company; Jacob Idra, ROSS Leaders; Kerry Kelley, Kerry Kelley Consulting; John Reed, Jr., Northmarq; Angie Quinn, Community Benefactor; and Tony Veland, AIM Institute.

The officers are: Chair, John Schuele; Vice Chair, Ann Schumacher; Treasurer, Dan Koraleski; and Secretary, Taylor Dieckman.

Board members finishing their second term are: Edson “Ted” Bridges, Bridges Trust; Adrian Dowell, University of Nebraska – Omaha; Seneca Harrison, Quality Clinical Research; Chris Wiedenfeld, United Republic Bank; and Thomas Worthington, McGrath North.

CUES is a bold educational initiative providing centralized leadership and governance to three urban elementary schools in Omaha serving a majority of low-income students and families. For more information, go to