Executive Director

Brenda Helget is the Executive Director of A Time to Heal. She has 22 years of fundraising experience, along with 28 years in nonprofit work including Methodist Hospital Foundation and UNMC’s College of Medicine. She helped raise funds for Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

She received her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) status in 2004 and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from UNO in 2003. Helget also holds certification from Indiana University’s Fund Raising School. She has presented fundraising and nonprofit lectures nationally for The Chronicle of Philanthropy and at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s International Conference.


Director of Programs

As Director of Programs, Kelly Mand is responsible for overseeing all A Time to Heal programs, outreach and partnerships with health providers, and measuring the impact of our services.

Previously, Mand managed a portfolio of health system accounts for the advancement of cancer control goals with the American Cancer Society. She partnered with community health centers and local coalitions to increase cancer screening rates and access to cancer screenings. Mand is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha and is an active TeamMates mentor.



Program Administrator 

Dr. Brianna Parkhill is the Program Administrator for A Time to Heal. Her responsibilities include creating new and enhancing current curriculum, and helping with the facilitator certification process.

Parkhill received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University and has worked to assist clients in regaining independent living skills after stroke, traumatic brain injury, cancer, or other trauma. Most recently, she was Assistant Professor at the College of St. Mary.