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About RADIUS

RADIUS is a non-profit organization serving girls and boys ages 12-18 with a focus on restoring relationships between youth, families, and their community.

Read RADIUS’ 2023 Highlights

Our Mission

Our mission at RADIUS is to empower youth and families to reach their full potential through community engagement and trauma-informed education, social and behavioral health services.

Core Values

Trusted Relationships

Innovation

Belonging

Empowerment

Our History

RADIUS was created in 2020 to join existing efforts in Douglas County, Nebraska to strengthen the continuum of services and alternatives for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

These collective efforts are designed to keep Omaha youth, who are on juvenile probation, in their community to receive treatment and education while preventing them from experiencing disruptions in family relationships, education, and local support networks which are essential to their future success.

2019
A community advisory group composed of philanthropy, healthcare, law enforcement, juvenile court, probation, and individuals with personal experience began to explore the needs of youth in the local juvenile justice system.
2020
After learning about the experiences of local youth and families, learning about best practices and evidence-based programs, the advisory group recommended establishing a non-profit to develop programs to keep local youth in their own communities for help.
2021
RADIUS engaged project partners Beth Ochsner, Blair Freeman, HDR, and Turner Construction to design and build facilities on a campus at 50th & Grand Ave. in Omaha, Nebraska.
2022
RADIUS began construction of a residential facility and health center to serve youth ages 12-18 on juvenile probation and their families.
2023
RADIUS Ribbon Cutting on June 7, 2023. RADIUS Services Begin in July 2023.

Staff Members

Our mission is to empower youth and families to reach their full potential through community engagement and trauma-informed education, social and behavioral health services.

Nick Juliano
Nick Juliano, PhD, MBA
President & CEO

Nick serves RADIUS as President & CEO. Nick has been working in nonprofit human services for 27 years. 

Before joining RADIUS, Nick served Boys Town in various roles, including program development, community engagement, advocacy, and public policy. 

Nick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Creighton University and a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Tim Hron
Tim Hron, MA, LIMHP
Chief Program Officer

Tim serves RADIUS as Chief Program Officer. Tim has been serving youth and families in the field of behavioral health for over 20 years.

Prior to RADIUS, Tim served as a mental health clinician, educator, and leader within several community organizations including Boys Town National Research Hospital, Voices for Children in Nebraska, Inclusive Communities, CHI Health, CRCC, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Tim received both his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Brandy Siddiqui
Brandy Siddiqui, MA
Sr. Director of Finance & Administration

Brandy serves RADIUS as Sr. Director of Finance & Administration. Brandy has been working in a financial role for over 15 years and in a non-profit role for 10 years.

Prior to joining RADIUS, Brandy served CASA for Douglas County in multiple roles including finance, strategic planning, and overall business operations.

Brandy received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science as well as her Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Arizona.

Brittany Henry
Brittany Henry, MS, SHRM-SCP, PHR
Sr. Director of Human Resources

Brittany serves RADIUS as the Sr. Director of Human Resources. Brittany has worked in the human resource field for over 8 years with experience in recruitment and benefits administration.

Prior to joining RADIUS, Brittany worked in human resources at a Fortune 500 company as well as nonprofit organizations within North Omaha.

Brittany earned her SHRM-SCP and PHR certifications, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and completed her Master’s degree in Leadership and Human Resources Development from Louisiana State University.

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Curtisa Brye, MA
Residential Director

Curtisa serves RADIUS as Residential Director. Curtisa has been working in the greater Omaha Metro community for the past 20 years.

Prior to RADIUS, Curtisa served at Boys Town, Child Saving Institute, and Omaha Home for Boys, in various roles including behavioral health services, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, child protective services, independent living, transitional living, emergency shelters, and drug treatment group homes.

Curtisa received a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast News from University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Buena Vista University.

Alisa Parmer
Alisa Parmer, PLMHP, MBA
In-Home Director

Alisa serves RADIUS as In-Home Director. Alisa has been working in the greater Omaha Metro community for the past 20 years.

Prior to RADIUS, Alisa served at College of Saint Mary, Heartland Family Service and Purdue University Global in various roles including in-home behavioral health services, higher education, and economic development.

Alisa received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from University of Nebraska at Omaha, Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Bellevue University, and her Master in Business Administration from Purdue University Global.

Victoria Ortega
Victoria Ortega, BA
Director of Development & Communications

Victoria serves RADIUS as Director of Development & Communications. Victoria has worked in non-profit leadership for more than seven years helping organizations in Douglas County raise funds necessary to enrich the lives in Omaha and its surrounding communities.

Prior to joining RADIUS, Victoria served as Senior Manager of Donor Relations for Omaha Performing Arts while championing the work of committees specializing in mentorship, inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from Columbia College Chicago and was named 2021 Emerging Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Nebraska Chapter.

Board Members

Howard Y. Liu, MD, MBA

Chair, UNMC Department of Psychiatry

Board Chair
Kerri Sanchez

Director of Urban Initiatives, Sherwood Foundation

Vice President
Kenny McMorris, MPA, FACHE, CHCEF

CEO Charles Drew Health Center, Inc.

Secretary
Jim Huerter

Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial Banking, Security National Bank

Treasurer
Shawntal Mallory, JD

Executive Director of Nebraska Legal Diversity Council

Board Member
Nancy Pridal, PE, ENV, SP

President/CEO Lamp Rynearson

Board Member

Design Team

The project team includes representatives from various perspectives. 

The team began working together in November 2020 to explore the need; search for information, investigate, analyze, and evaluate solutions; ultimately building consensus around a series of guiding principles for this project to be a success.

HDR
Architect
Turner Construction Company
Construction
LT Butler Professional Engineering
Structural Engineer
Blair Freeman/Ashley Kuhn
Owner's Representative
RADIUS - Omaha, NE
Beth Ochsner
Capital Campaign Director
RADIUS - Omaha, NE
Nick Juliano
President & CEO