Our Leadership

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Dorinda Earhart

Program Director
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy reading, baking, playing board games, hiking, and bird watching.

What do you look forward to each time you come to work at Hearts & Minds?

I look forward to seeing caring teachers and happy, learning kids each day at Hearts & Minds.

Ho would your best friend describe you?

Funny, creative, organized 

 

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Gretchen Love

Assistant Program Director
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy hiking and exploring new places with my family.  I love traveling, weekends at the lake, watching sports, reading books and family game nights.   If it involves adventure or anything outdoors, I am probably a fan! 

What do you look forward to each time you come to work at Hearts & Minds?

The atmosphere of Hearts & Minds is my absolute favorite thing.  Getting to work side by side daily with inspirational coworkers, and build relationships with families and kiddos fills my heart.  I love getting the chance to pray together each morning and encourage each other through the peaks and valleys of life.  Hearts and Minds is just a truly special place and I’m so thankful I get to be a part of it.  

How would your best friend describe you?

My best friend would probably describe me as someone who is always up for an adventure, ready to lend a hand and completely happy to just waste away a whole weekend relaxing at home with a good book and good food (cooked by someone else).  

Tell us about your family!

My husband Eric is a superintendent for a construction company here in Omaha.  We have known each other since we were five and have been married for 11 years.  Our daughter Adley is six and goes to kindergarten in Gretna.  She loves art, gymnastics, and cooking.  Our son Evan is four and attends Hearts & Minds. He loves all things superheros and anything that makes a mess.  We have two fur babies that love to go on adventures with us and always seem to keep life interesting.  

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Jodi Packett

Director of Admissions
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Spending time with my family, doing crafts, and watching the Hallmark channel.

What do you look forward to each time you come to work at Hearts & Minds?

I love getting to see the sweet kiddos and their parents every morning! It always puts a smile on my face.

How would your best friend describe you?

I am good listener, and always up for a good time!

Tell us about your family!

My husband Zach and I have two daughters, Anna and Ellie. We also have a dog (Baxter), a cat (Beef), and a hamster (Chubby). We enjoy spending time as a family, watching sports together, and enjoying time outdoors.

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