Betty Ferdinand

Director of Projects

Achiever l Connectedness l Maximizer l Developer l Arranger

Betty is responsible for the strategic management of multi-state projects for Collaborative Industries and its affiliated organizations. Betty’s responsibilities include management and supervision, project development and implementation, regulatory interpretation and development of agency policies and procedures, programmatic and operational support, curriculum development and instruction, system development, strategic planning and evaluation, marketing and public relations, fundraising /event planning, grant writing, and evaluation of performance through reviews and data analysis. Betty also provides consulting services on a state and national level.

Betty has over fifty years of experience in health and human services in leadership positions for a variety of local and statewide not-for-profit and for-profit organizations including the University of Nebraska, Youth Service System, Lincoln Action Program, and the Nebraska Health Care Association; and with state and federal governmental agencies including the State of Nebraska and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS).


Betty has been instrumental in the development and improvement of services for low-income, aged and disabled individuals, as well as youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with graduate work in Aging and Developmental Disabilities. Betty is Past Chair of the National Association of PASRR Professionals (NAPP) and is a member of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association, the Near South Neighborhood Association and the National Celiac Association.

Outside of work, Betty likes to travel and especially spend time with her children and grandchildren, family and friends, antiquing, conducting genealogy and writing!

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Collaborative Industries, Inc.

5701 Thompson Creek Blvd, Suite 200

Lincoln, NE 68516

Phone: (402) 435-2134

Fax: (402) 435-8801