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Adminstration & Building Support




Executive Program Director - Sarah Reinke


Sarah Reinke, Executive Director at Willard Community Center, attended Doane College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and an Endorsement in Early Childhood Development.   In August 2009, Sarah was hired by Willard as a preschool teacher where she was responsible for all curriculum and teaching of the afternoon program.

In January 2011, Sarah was promoted to the Program Director position.  Her responsibilities included maintaining all state requirements for childcare licensing, staffing all childcare sites, and maintaining all billing paperwork for both families and the state of Nebraska.  Sarah has been a voice for parents, children, and Willard staff.  Responding to the needs of the families she has successfully spearheaded separating the early childhood classrooms for 3 & 4 year-olds and 4 & 5 year-olds to meet the increasing need for early childhood development, offered differentiating rates for low-income families, and incorporated more learning activities for Willard’s before and after school and summer programs while successfully sustaining staff to care for over 500 children each year.

In May 2022, the Willard Board of Directors interviewed and offered the role of Executive Director to Sarah. She looks forward to incorporating more community events, volunteer opportunities, and many fundraising goals.

Sarah married her High School sweetheart and has three dogs, Jules, Renley, and Mazy. 



Early Childhood Director - Kaylee Ohmart


Kaylee has been with Willard since 2022. She stepped into the role of Early Childhood Director in 2024. She oversees the Early Childhood programs and is responsible for enrollment, billing, keeping the programs staffed, maintaining Willard's Step Up To Quality rating, and also supporting the other administrators when necessary. 



Accounting Coordinator- Renee Hein

Renee graduated from Tabor College with an associate's degree in Secretarial Sciences.  She gained experience in office and accounting work while working for a printing company, an accounting office, and a cattle company.  More recently, she worked as an Accounting Assistant at Foundation for Educational Services leaving to raise her three children on a full-time basis.  Renee joined the Willard Community Center team in June 2016 as an Accounting Coordinator. Her main duties involve overseeing the center’s finances, entering data and preparing the financial statements, and gathering financial data for the board, grants,  and audits. Renee loves contributing to Willard’s mission of community connectedness and is excited for the future of the community they serve.




Lakeview CLC Site Coordinator - Gina Benne


Gina attended Southeast Community College and earned her Associate in Human Services and her Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Doane. Gina has been with Willard since 2003 and started working at Lakeview as the lead teacher in the CLC before and after-school program.  In 2010 she moved to the Lakeview CLC coordinator position. As the Site Supervisor, Gina is responsible for fulfilling all requirements of the 21st Century Grant