Dr. Miers is the Counseling and Program Development Manager for Mental Health Services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, NE. He has been with Bryan Medical Center for 22 years. Dr. Miers received his B.S. from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a M.S. from St. Cloud State University, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska. He is a Licensed Independent Professional Counselor. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and is a Suicidologist. He is the co-founder and past co-chair of the state of Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and current Board Member. He is on the leadership group for the Lincoln/Lancaster County Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition. He has published research and co-authored a chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research focusing on family survivors of a child suicide. Dr. Miers assisted in the development of the Lincoln Lancaster Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) team in Lincoln, NE in 2009 and has assisted in the development of other LOSS teams in Nebraska and LOSS team development on a national level. He has served in the past on several local boards in various capacities including the Lincoln Lancaster County Homeless Coalition, Lincoln Human Services Federation, and Lincoln’s Child Advocacy Center, Nebraska Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), New Americans Task Force, Lincoln Lancaster Mental Health Foundation, State Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team, and the Disaster American Red Cross Mental Health Team. Dr. Miers is a graduate of Leadership Lincoln Fellows 33 and a member of the 2018-2019 Leadership Lincoln Program Planning Committee. Dr. Miers is the current Vice President for Acute Care Services for the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Healthcare Organizations.
Susan K. Sapp is a 30-year Nebraska lawyer and senior litigation partner at Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather. She is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a member of the Litigation Counsel of America. Susan is a member of the NSBA House of Delegates and Chair-elect of the House. Susan has a general civil trial practice with a focus on labor and employment issues, education law, medical and legal malpractice defense and insurance defense. She represents universities, school districts, hospitals, doctors, and employers in all aspects of legal representation.