IHE Governance Council

Scott Littky, Executive Director
Gloria Kaslow, Chairperson
Stacey Atlas
Robert Cohen
Shami Jacobs
Bea Karp
Howard Kaslow
Ari Kohen
Paula Lenz
Jamie Meyerson
Lori Miller
Jama Samiev
Jill Sideris
Paul Smith
Steven Wees


Scott Littky
Executive Director


Scott Littky holds a BA in History from Wayne State University and did his graduate work in education and Judaic Studies.  He served as a Jewish educator and education director for over 34 years in Detroit, Omaha, Ann Arbor and Alexandria, VA.  

Scott is a trained Yad Vashem educator with a background in training educators and writing curriculum for Holocaust studies, mainly for use in supplementary schools. 

Scott has been with the Institute for Holocaust Education since the summer of 2018.

Donna Walter
Education Coordinator


Donna Walter is the Education Coordinator for the Institute for Holocaust Education and Coordinator for the Nebraska Holocaust Education Consortium.  She was an 8th grade Language Arts teacher and Language Arts coordinator at St. Pius X/St. Leo in Omaha for many years. Donna is the recipient of the 2012 National Catholic Educational Association Distinguished Teacher Award and is an alumna of the Belfer National Conference of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Bearing Witness, and Bearing Witness – Advanced with the Anti-Defamation League. She has attended numerous Holocaust workshops and has traveled to several Holocaust sites.

Donna has been with the Institute for Holocaust Education since 2012.

Amanda Ryan
Administrative Assistant


Amanda joined the IHE in March 2016. She is originally from Minden, NE, where she first started learning about the Holocaust from a high school English teacher who told stories of playing chess with a survivor while he lived in NYC. Since then, Amanda has been dedicated to social justice and speaking up for those that do not have a voice. 

After high school, Amanda moved to Omaha to obtain her BA in Religious Studies with a research focus on Religion, Community, and Public Life. While in her undergraduate program, Amanda interned and volunteered with Project Interfaith. Amanda is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Sociology, concentrating on Human Rights and Education. She is also a member of the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education starting in 2017.