BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wayne Nielsen

 As an intense listener and avid facilitator, Wayne works through the eyes and experiences of those he serves.  He's Socratic and never provides the answer, rather he helps people discover their own path to success. Always on the move; when he’s not working, he’s watching sports, playing tennis, reading, and generating new ideas. A visionary, he loves to generate ideas on a white cocktail napkin. Wayne is always the host of the party, and he genuinely cares about people. He never wants to stop learning and helping others; Wayne’s background spans from operations, market development, and training to making a difference in the field of human services.

Dana Nielsen

 As the Executive Director for AmeriServe, Dana assists in many fields. Some areas of responsibility he has are community living services, information technology, fleet vehicle management, maintenance, landlord and property relations. Dana has been with the company for 17 years and holds a degree from Bellevue University. He also enjoys making old things new again restoring old woodworking and workshop equipment.

Jim Westphal

 At AmeriServe, Jim is the Director for the Comminity Program. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human and Social Services Administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska. Jim has been with AmeriServe since October 2015 with over 20 years of experience helping others. He loves the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

Steve Pearson

As the Chief Financial Officer, Steve is responsible for all accounting and financial activities of AmeriServe. Many of life's goals have a financial component and he loves to see others reach these goals.  Steve has been with AmeriServe for over a dozen years. Prior to this he was the CFO for a healthcare technology company and worked as a Certified Public Accountant for several local CPA firms. He and his family live in the country where they enjoy spending time outdoors.

Eric Sietz

Eric Seitz is the Director for AmeriServe’s Residential Program. Eric supports the individuals that we serve by working with our team members to assist them in attaining lives of purpose and pleasure. He has over 30 years of experience working with people in a variety of settings, starting in this particular field after attaining his bachelor’s degree in psychology. Outside of work, Eric enjoys photography, gardening, and hunting.

Chelsea Acosta

Chelsea is the Controller for AmeriServe International. She is responsible for payroll and overseeing daily accounting activities. She joined the AmeriServe team in 2018. She has a BS in Accounting from University of Nebraska at Omaha. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets!