Appleseed is proud to welcome new members to its Board of Directors

Nebraska Appleseed is very excited to announce the addition of three new members to our Board of Directors.

Carol Bloch

Carol Bloch of Omaha joined the Appleseed Board of Directors in January 2014 and has a long history of public service and advocacy work in Nebraska. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Courts Matter Coalition of Nebraska and as a board member of the Anti-Defamation League – Plains States Region and Jewish Social Services. She also has served as a national board member for the National Council of Jewish Women.

Carol is a former teacher for Omaha Public Schools and originally is from Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Alison Freifeld

Alison-Freifeld-Infectious-Diseases-2013Dr. Alison Freifeld, M.D., joined the Appleseed Board of Directors in January 2014. She currently is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and also has a practice in Omaha.

Dr. Freifeld also is a director of the Susan T. Buffett Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. of Omaha.

Dr. Freifeld has earned fellowships with the National Institutes of Health, was a resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Michelle Suarez

MichelleSuarez_1_2010-195x300Michelle Suarez joined the Appleseed Board of Directors in October 2013. She currently is the principal at Everett Elementary School in Lincoln, a position she has held since 2010. Prior to that, she served as principal at Calvert Elementary School in Lincoln for three years.

Michelle currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Nebraska State College System.

Michelle is a graduate of Scottsbluff High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Nebraska-­Lincoln. She and her husband, John, live in Lincoln.

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