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The Nebraska Foster Care Review Office Advisory Committee is announcing that Kim B. Hawekotte has resigned as Executive Director for the Nebraska Foster Care Review Office. Her last day will be January 10th, 2020. Snurr said the search for a new Executive Director is underway and the Advisory Committee has developed a leadership transition plan. Former Senator Nancy Thompson and child advocate Kathy Bigsby Moore, will assist the FCRO Advisory Committee with the search process and lead the agency as Co-Directors during this transition.

The Foster Care Review Office is accepting applications immediately for the Executive Director position. Preference will be given to applications received by February 12, 2020. Applications must be submitted through the State Personnel website at

FCRO Executive Director Job Description


Kathy Moore


Kathy Bigsby Moore was involved in creating and implementing the original Foster Care Review Board and was the interim Executive Director in 2012 when they went through another leadership transition and became the Foster Care Review Office. Kathy has staffed local FCR boards, served as a CASA, currently serves on two Multidisciplinary (LB1184) Treatment Teams in Douglas County and served as a foster parent with her husband Craig. After working for Child Saving Institute, Kathy started the statewide child advocacy organization, Voices for Children in Nebraska and served as Executive Director for 23 years. Since retirement from Voices for Children, Kathy has consulted with several nonprofit and government agencies in the areas of research, strategic planning, leadership transition and public policy.


Nancy Thompson


Nancy Thompson is a former Nebraska State Senator and Sarpy County Commissioner. She was CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands and CEO of the Health Center Association of Nebraska. She and her husband Jim are former foster parents, and she currently serves of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Foster Children.


"There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children."

-Kofi A. Annan

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