About Tabitha

About Tabitha

About

Tabitha, a mission-focused nonprofit, offers Nebraska’s first and only comprehensive line of Senior Care services. Through advanced in-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation services, experienced skilled nursing care and compassionate hospice support, Tabitha is your answer for Senior Care in 28 Nebraska counties. Our main campus is located in the heart of Lincoln, Nebraska, and we offer community campuses in Lincoln's Williamsburg neighborhood and in Crete, Nebraska. We also have regional offices in Grand Island, York and Nebraska City, NE, to serve clients in our west, central and east regions.

Leadership

Board of Directors—Tabitha, Inc.

  • Eric Schafer, Chair

    President, Telesis Companies

  • Dirk Brom, MD

    Retired Physician

  • Lee Chapin

    National Sales Manager, Sandhills Publishing

  • Carol A. Friesen

    Chief Executive Officer, Northern Region, OSF HealthCare

  • Mark Hesser

    President and CEO, Pinnacle Bancorp

  • Mike Jenkins

    President, Landscapes Unlimited

  • Neal Lyons

    Chief Financial Officer, Unico Group, Inc.

  • Bishop Brian Maas

    Bishop, Nebraska Synod ELCA

  • Sherla Post

    Executive Vice President – Human Resources & Talent Management, Cornhusker Bank

  • Kimberly Rath

    Chairman and Co-Founder, Talent+

  • Dr. Juliann Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Dean and Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing

  • Renee Sjulin

    Vice President, Runza National

Board of Directors—Tabitha Foundation

  • Lisa Smith, Chair

    Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, D.A. Davidson & Co.

  • Clark Anderson

    Owner, Pair-a-dice Properties

  • Chris Bockmann

    President, Bockmann Inc.

  • Pastor Greg Bouvier

    Senior Pastor, Sheridan Lutheran Church

  • Leslie Gibbens, CCTS, CTFA

    Vice President and Trust Services Advisor, Union Bank & Trust

  • Hugh Lau

    Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, D.A. Davidson & Co.

  • John Miles

    Attorney, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather

  • Jerry Prange

    Director of Business Development, PaigeWireless
    CEO, ChorChek

  • Linda Robinson Rutz

    Retired, Union Agency, Inc.

  • Aloha Schmid

    Retired Tabitha Hospice RN

  • Bill Strain, CPA, ABV, CVA

    Retired Accountant, Strain Slattery Barkley Co.

  • Ava Thomas

    President and Publisher, Lincoln Journal Star

  • Katie W. Zulkoski

    Lobbyist, Zulkoski Weber LLC

Why Tabitha

Our Mission

Motivated by Christian compassion, Tabitha delivers a continuum of exceptional and innovative Senior Care services that promote the dignity, independence and well-being of older adults.

Our Vision

Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest.

Our Core Values
  • CARE - Extend unwavering Christian compassion
  • CONNECT - Build relationships rooted in love, because love matters
  • CUSTOMER CENTRIC - Identify, clarify and anticipate needs to exceed expectations
  • COLLABORATE - Create an atmosphere of teamwork
  • CULTIVATE - Nurture an environment of innovation and growth
  • COURAGE - Demonstrate confidence, boldness and determination
  • COMMIT - Devote our time, talent and treasures
  • CELEBRATE - Recognize and encourage all accomplishments big and small.

Partners

Tabitha is proud to partner with organizations whose missions serve the needs of seniors across the nation.

Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

LeadingAge
The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Their 6,000+ members and partners include nonprofit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners.

Lutheran Services in America
We are a proud member of Lutheran Services in America (LSA), one of the largest health and human services networks in the country. The LSA network of more than 300 members touches the lives of 1 in 50 people each year in thousands of communities across the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Resources

To learn more about the state's first and most complete continuum of services for older adults, contact a Tabitha Continuum Navigator today or call 402.486.8520 for more information. We can connect you with the Tabitha resources that best fit you or your loved one's aging journey.

 

News Feed

Tabitha was voted Grand Island Independent’s annual best In-Home Care and runner up for Hospice Care by area residents. Read more.

November is National Home Care and Hospice month. Tabitha celebrates a group of dedicated and talented team members who deliver this care in 28 counties across Nebraska. Read more.

Nonprofit Tabitha received the Star Award at Nebraska Safety Council’s conference and trade show. This annual honor is presented to organizations across the state who have made a difference in workplace safety. Read more.

Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Otoe County in 12 categories, including Home Health/Hospice, Nonprofit and Best Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through Nov. 7.

Tabitha offers support groups and individual hospice volunteer training throughout November in Lincoln, York, Seward, Auburn, Nebraska City, Aurora, Grand Island, NE, and surrounding areas. Learn more.

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Tabitha Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Joyce Ebmeier, was honored with LeadingAge Nebraska’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more.

Tabitha has promoted Katie Lechner to Chief Operating Officer, now overseeing all Tabitha service line operations while continuing to lead the Talent and Culture department. Read more.

Tabitha President and CEO Christie Hinrichs shared a thought-provoking message at the nonprofit’s annual Signature Event fundraiser, held at the Country Club of Lincoln. Read more.

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Tabitha offers grief groups and hospice volunteer training throughout October in Lincoln, York, Grand Island, and Nebraska City, NE. Learn more.

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Nonprofit Tabitha is honored to be nominated for Best of Lincoln in Home Care, Retirement Community, Physical Therapy and Large Company to Work. Please vote for Tabitha through August 31.