New Program Coordinator at NCESR

Brenda Coufal

Brenda Coufal is the new Program Coordinator with the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research. In this role, she will provide business and program support, including overseeing financial management, marketing and outreach, and providing support for grants development and coordination of research groups. Brenda came to the Energy Center from the State of Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). She worked in Public Health with DHHS for over 22 years. Brenda has many years of experience overseeing the financial management of public health programs and grants, marketing, and outreach. During that time, she was the Program Manager with the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program and the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Program. Brenda enjoys building relationships and collaborating with internal and external partners. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, which includes attending sporting events, “Go Huskers!” and traveling as time allows. Brenda grew up on a farm west of Ansley, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Brenda and her husband live in Lincoln and have two adult children and two grandsons.