Carol Jenkins

Carol JenkinsBio

I would like to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Carol Jenkins, and I am the newest board member serving on the NCBVI Board of Commissioners as well as being the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska’s designee.

Robert (Bob) Burns


Education: High School Omaha Westside, Under Graduate Bachelor of Arts Degree from University Nebraska at Lincoln, Juris Doctor from University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Work History: After graduating from Law School Private practice of law. Since 1989 worked at Burns and Porter Associates, an Estate and Financial Planning office in Omaha.

Family: Married with one child.

Becky Rieken

Becky RiekenBio

My name is Becky Rieken.  I am married to a wonderful man, Paul; we have two amazing daughters, Amber and Kayde; a super son-in-law, Matt; and a beautiful granddaughter, Tegan.

Chad Bell

BioChad Bell

My name is Chad Bell. My family and I live just outside of Alliance, Nebraska. A few short months after I graduated from high school in 1995, I was involved in a car wreck which resulted in a back surgery leaving me totally blind. I then attended the Center for the Blind in Lincoln for six months.

Michael Hansen

Mike Hanson


I am pleased to have been given this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mike Hansen and I am honored to represent the Blind of Nebraska as well as the National Federation of the Blind as a Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Board Member.

State Statutes

Act, how cited.
Sections 71-8601 to 71-8616 shall be known and may be cited as the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Act.

Laws 2000, LB 352, § 1; ; Laws 2007, LB445, § 1.;