BOARD CHANGES

The president of the College of St. Mary has been selected chairwoman of an Omaha interfaith organization building a campus near 132nd and Pacific Streets.

Sister Maryanne Stevens will lead the nonprofit Tri-Faith Initiative, which is overseeing the effort to create an interfaith campus in west Omaha representing Christians, Jews and Muslims.

Stevens had previously represented the community as an at-large member of the TriFaith board.

Stevens succeeds Bob Freeman, an attorney who served as chairman of the Tri-Faith board from 2006 to 2015. Freeman continues to represent Temple Israel and now serves as immediate past board chairman.

Other new officers announced Thursday include:

Susie Buffett, vice chairwoman. Buffett has served as an at-large board member since 2013. She is the chairwoman of the Sherwood Foundation, the Buffett Early Childhood Fund and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation.

Rick MacInnes, treasurer. MacInnes joins the board this year as a representative of Countryside Community Church. He is chief operating officer and executive vice president for marketing for JButler Group.

Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, secretary. Mohiuddin is a founding member of the Tri-Faith Initiative and represents the American Muslim Institute, which he leads as president. He is a cardiologist and member of the Creighton University School of Medicine staff.

Temple Israel, the first piece of the campus, moved into its new synagogue at the site in 2013. A mosque built by the American Muslim Institute in Omaha is expected to open in spring 2017. And Countryside Community Church plans to relocate to the campus in 2018. A shared interfaith center is scheduled to open in 2019.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1122, michael.oconnor@owh.com

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