Jackie Nelson

JackieBoardJackie Austad Nelson is the treasurer of the board of directors of HELP Adult Services.  After a 31 year career at Union Pacific Railroad, where she held various positions in the finance and human resources departments, she retired.  Jackie was responsible for the design and implementation of the human resource service center, redesign of the management compensation program, design and implementation of a new consumer driven health care plan for the management employees, design and implementation of an occupational health management system and management a nationally recognized employee wellness program.  She and her husband currently own Nelson Painting & Decorating.  She also holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Creighton University.

Jackie has served on the board of directors of the Omaha Literacy Council, the Heartland Foundation, March of Dimes, Integrated Benefits Institute, the National Business Group on Health, WELCOM and Live Well Nebraska.   She has been on the Executive Committee of Go Red for Women, served on the UNO School of Gerontology Advisory Board, and chaired the Union Pacific Komen Race for the Cure corporate team.  Jackie is passionate about giving back to the community and is excited about furthering the mission and values of HELP Adult Services.


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