Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC)

237 Hardin Hall (North Wing)
3310 Holdrege Street
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln NE 68583-0972
FAX: 402-472-4915

Business Manager: Corey Cook
Phone: 402-472-5536

Regular Office Hours: Monday though Friday – 6:30am to 5:00pm

General Information

The Natural Resources Business Center (NRBC) is a unit within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), with principal financial and human resources support to our supported customer departments and units: Environmental Studies Program, Nebraska Forest Service (NFS), Nebraska LEAD Program, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA), School of Natural Resources, and Department of Statistics. We also support units that also report to the College of Arts and Sciences.

The NRBC team works together to provide professional services, resource and human resource management, and solution development and implementation with the highest levels of integrity, accountability, and customer focus.

Major activities include budget development and administration, financial management services, human resources and payroll management, and grant development and support.

NRBC Personnel

Corey Cook

Business Manager, 472-5536, 237a Hardin Hall, EC 0972, ccook5@unl.edu.

  • Provides overall guidance to Business Center staff in fiscal management, human resources and grants/contract administration.
  • Provides guidance to unit administrators, faculty and staff in fiscal management/budgeting.
  • Serves as liaison to IANR Finance & Personnel, IANR Deans & VC offices, CAS Dean’s office, VC for Research, the VC for Academic Affairs, and all other UNL functional offices in the management of fiscal & human resources issues. 
Corey Cook

Hannah Kahler

Assistant Manager, 472-5585, 237c Hardin Hall, EC 0972, hkahler2@unl.edu

  • Pre-Award Grant Development including grant proposal review, budget development, confirming cost share documentation and match commitments, processing and routing.
  • Responsible for Personnel Activity Reports and cost share documentation associated with relevant grant accounts.
  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for the Nebraska Fish and Wildlife COOP, Wildlife/Fisheries accounts, and CESU.
  • Reviews and processes travel and other expense vouchers for her assigned faculty and units.
  • Notary Public services.
Hannah Kahler

Financial Section:

Kyle Bogus

Financial Specialist, 472-6703, 237b Hardin Hall, EC 0972, kbogus2@unl.edu.

  • Financial team leader.
  • Provides fiscal coordination for the Nebraska Forest Service, NSA, Nebraska LEAD Program, Cartography, and Soils/Drilling/CSD.
  • Handles Office Depot eSHOP orders, campus requisitions, and purchasing card reconciling.
  • Account management for various SNR grants, revolving accounts and service centers.
  • Reviews and processes travel and other expense vouchers for his assigned faculty and units.
Kyle Bogus

Tiffany Bellows

Administrative Assistant, 472-7214, 340 Hardin Hall, EC 0963, tbellows2@unl.edu

  • Provides fiscal coordination for Statistics accounts.
  • Provides account management for Statistics service centers and foundation accounts.
  • Reconciles purchasing card transactions.

Cheri Huisenga

Financial Associate, 472-7788, 237f Hardin Hall, EC 0972, cnewsome2@unl.edu.

  • Provides fiscal coordination for Environmental Studies, Statistics accounts, Nebraska Maps & More, HPRCC and Nebraska State Climate Office.
  • Account management for various SNR grants, revolving accounts and service centers.
  • Reviews and processes travel and other expense vouchers for her assigned faculty and units.
Cheri Huisenga

Jerad Jelinek

Financial Specialist and Pre-Grant Specialist, 472-8876, 237g Hardin Hall, EC 0972, jjelinek4@unl.edu.

  • Pre-Award Grant Development including grant proposal review, budget development, confirming cost share documentation and match commitments, processing and routing.
  • Provides fiscal coordination and account management for the CALMIT, NDMC and Forestry.
  • Reviews and processes travel and other expense vouchers for his assigned faculty and units.
Jerad Jelinek

Pat (DeStefano) Wemhoff

Purchasing Specialist, 472-8726, 237d Hardin Hall, EC 0972, pdestefano2@unl.edu.

  • Handles accounts payable/receivable, purchase orders and requisitions, electronic ordering, internal billing transactions(IBTs), and warrant requests.
  • Service Contracts, eShop liaison for IANR, and procurement expert.
  • Reconciles purchasing card transactions.
  • Maintains inventory of SNR’s capital assets and desirable equipment.
Pat (DeStefano) Wemhoff

Human Resources Section:

Leonita Masek

Human Resources Manager, 472-0883, 237i Hardin Hall,  EC 0972. lmasek2@unl.edu.

  • Human Resources team leader.
  • Handles HR issues relating to student hires, staff and faculty positions (creating and filling regular and temporary positions, classifying and reclassifying positions, personnel and supervisor issues).
  • Provides guidance in the search and interview process.
  • Handles all aspects of payroll administration; processes new hire paperwork; assists with classification of student and on-call/temp employee wages, and monitors appointment end dates.
Leonita Masek

Mary Prai

Personnel Associate/Office Associate, 472-7701, 237h Hardin Hall, EC 0972, mprai2@unl.edu.

  • Coordinates hourly employee's time entries.
  • Reconciles procurement cards and prepares on campus requisitions.
  • Assists students and faculty with VISA applications and student new hire paperwork.
  • Cash deposits and unit directories.
Mary Prai

Resource Links

  • Collection of forms from NRBC and SNR