About Us

Board of Directors


Karla Rupiper

Karla Rupiper

Karla R. Rupiper, JD, is President of the Midlands Community Foundation Board of Directors.  She has been a volunteer with the Foundation since 1999.

Ms. Rupiper holds a bachelor of science degree from Iowa State University, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and a law degree from Creighton University.  She is the City Attorney for the City of Papillion, Nebraska.

Ms. Rupiper is a member of the Nebraska, Omaha and Sarpy County Bar Associations and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Women’s Bar Association and on the Papillion Civil Service Commission.  She currently serves on the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation, the Metropolitan Community College Law Program Advisory Committee, and the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second Judicial District, and is a member of the Papillion Area Lions Club, Papillion Junior Women’s Club and Papillion Area Historical Society.

Executive Committee

Karla Rupiper – President
Randy Sump – Vice President
Kevin Dasher – Treasurer/Secretary
Mary Gawecki – Past President
Julie Bear – Member-at-Large
Tom Ackley – Member-at-Large
Rick Iske – Member-at-Large
Patrick Sullivan – Member-at-Large

Board Members

Janet Barna – Gretna
Brenda Carlson – LaVista
Jan Davis – Gretna
Brad Eckhoff – Papillion/Sarpy County
Kara Habrock – Louisville/Cass County
Mary Beth Harrold – Papillion
Dr. Jim Langley – Papillion
Lee Polikov – Bellevue
Jeff Renner – Bellevue
Barb Slattery – Weeping Water
Ken Summerfield – Papillion
Jim Thompson – LaVista
Kathy Wendlandt – Gretna