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Sharon Czarnek

Sharon is the Business Project Specialist, but goes by “Project Manager” to speed up introductions.  Some of her primary roles including working with finances, policies, procedures, donor liaison, among many others.  In previous lives she worked in the federal government in Washington D.C. managing NGO teams and grant portfolios focused on economic development.  She’s a native Nebraskan who spends an excessive amount of time at the dog park.

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Jill Hochstein

Jill is the Technical Project Manager at Nebraska Food for Health Center.  Her primary duties include managing the research output/product development lifecycle for NFHC and the Maize Genetics Program.  She works multi-campus with the NFHC pipeline and MGP infrastructure to ensure effective communication for discovery, translational animal models, and human clinical trials.  During her 25 years at UNL, Jill was Project Manager for numerous grants with the USDA, NSF, and USGS, as well as working with Office of Research and Nebraska Educational Television.   Jill holds a B.A. in Business & Computer Science and M.S. in Agriculture Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  If she is not at work, she’s watching baseball or on the golf course.


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Lisa Whisenhunt

Lisa is the Center's Clinical Assistant Director. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge from previously working in the medical field. Lisa is involved in the day-to-day operations and needs of the clinic. She has been diligently working to get the clinic up and running. She is a native Nebraskan who enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.

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