Stephen Center ( is pleased to announce the latest news pertaining to the Board of Directors. President-elect Jennifer Woodward becomes president of the board, and James Ambrose joins as a director.

Jennifer Woodward is an attorney at Koley Jessen, a law firm in Omaha that supports businesses and their owners. It will be Jenny’s second term serving on the Stephen Center board. She will replace current Stephen Center Board President, Madeline Moyer, who has reached the end of her term.

James Ambrose is an advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where he joined in 1998 after practicing law for five years. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Creighton University College of Business Administration, Department of Economics and Finance teaching both undergraduates and MBA candidates.

“Jenny and Jim bring a lot of energy and experience to our board of directors. Their community involvement to date is impressive, and I look forward to the impact they will have on Stephen Center’s mission to partner with the community, individuals, and families to overcome homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges,” Executive Director Michael Wehling said.

The number of Stephen Center board members is currently 15, as Tom Foley is leaving the board, after serving out his term, respectively.

“Stephen Center has been blessed with so many amazing leaders. Tom is a perfect example of this. Our organization is strong because of volunteers like him,” Wehling said.

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