Patrick Dempsey, currently serving as the President of the Omaha Police Officers Association, brings 14 years of experience with the Omaha Police Department. Hailing from South Omaha, Patrick has honed his expertise in various roles, including legislative liaison duties and specialized work in the Homicide and Gang Unit divisions.

Patrick’s deep-seated desire to give back to his community led him to join the board of the Omaha Police Officers’ Association Foundation (OPOAF). He passionately supports the foundation’s mission to foster a strong and respectful relationship between the community and law enforcement officers.

Among the numerous initiatives supported by the OPOAF, Patrick finds particular joy in participating in “Shop with a Cop,” events. His commitment to community service extends beyond OPOAF; he has also contributed to other boards, including the Guns and Hoses and Omaha Police Foundation Boards.

In addition to his board service, Patrick is actively involved in various community associations, such as the Mary Our Queen Men’s Club, the Black Police Officers Association, and the Latino Police Officers Association. He collaborates with several other non-profit organizations, including the Omaha Police Foundation, Nebraska Workforce Development, and Gross Catholic High School. Patrick’s volunteer efforts extend throughout the Omaha community, providing leadership, mentoring, and an ability to connect with people from all walks of life.

Lieutenant Justin Smith, a dedicated member of the Omaha Police Department (OPD), has served the community of Omaha for more than 14 years. During his tenure, he spent three years in the Homicide Unit before being promoted to Lieutenant. In his current role as Treasurer of the Omaha Police Officers’ Association (OPOA), Justin specializes in financial and contractual matters. As a founding board member of the Omaha Police Officers’ Association Foundation (OPOAF), Justin has been instrumental in shaping the foundation’s mission to address community needs he has witnessed firsthand. Initiatives like Shop with a Cop, which he helped enhance, exemplify his dedication to fostering positive relationships between officers and residents.

In addition to his law enforcement duties, Justin holds both a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, providing him with strong financial acumen and management skills. He has volunteered with various organizations, including the Teammates Mentoring Program, Junior Achievement, and the United Way. Justin’s favorite aspect of the OPOAF is its efficient use of donations, ensuring that 100% of contributions directly benefit the community. His leadership, financial expertise, and a deep-rooted passion for community service make him a valuable asset to the OPOAF board.

Mischel Anderson is the Office Manager for the Omaha Police Officers Association (OPOA) and has dedicated eight years to serving the organization. Born and raised in Omaha, Mischel brings a deep understanding of the community’s needs and challenges.

Mischel’s broad experience and commitment to service have made her an invaluable member of the team. Her involvement with the Omaha Police Officers Association Foundation (OPOAF) began when the founding president requested a “civilian” to join the board. Eager to contribute, Mischel accepted the role and has since been an enthusiastic supporter of the foundation’s mission.

Mischel’s dedication to community service is rooted in her involvement with the Catholic community, where she volunteers and assists with various organizations. Coming from smaller parishes, she has witnessed firsthand the significant needs of underprivileged children and the broader community. This background fuels her belief in the foundation’s mission and its impact on families’ lives.

Her favorite aspect of the OPOAF is the ability to make a substantial difference in the lives of families. Although her board service has primarily been school-related, Mischel’s commitment to service extends to numerous church and school activities her children have been involved in. She actively volunteers at church events and at her children’s high school, Roncalli Catholic.

Mischel Anderson’s dedication and passion for community service make her a vital asset to the OPOAF, where she continues to work towards creating positive change and supporting those in need.

Mary Rosenthal has been actively involved with non-profit organizations dedicated to community support and first responders since 2009. Her extensive experience and strong community relationships have enabled her to provide substantial support to police and fire personnel in the Omaha area, facilitating their work and enhancing their capabilities.

A notable example of her impact occurred in 2020, when Mary organized water donations for officers working in extreme heat during the riots. In 45 minutes, she secured 500 cases of donated bottled water. She then mobilized Omaha firefighters, who transported the 22,000 pounds of water to a designated staging area.

Mary’s dedication and unique civilian perspective led to her appointment to the board of the OPOAF when it was established. Her contributions have been invaluable in helping the foundation achieve its mission.

Mary holds two bachelor’s degrees and an MBA. In addition to her non-profit work, she has been a real estate agent since 2001, bringing a wealth of expertise and commitment to her profession.

Matthew Worm is a Detective with the Omaha Police Department (OPD), currently serving in the Domestic Violence Unit. With 25 years of dedicated service at OPD, he specializes in Police Mountain Bike Patrol instruction. He has also been a committed Union board member for several years and actively participates in Union initiatives, including serving on the board of the Omaha Police Officers Association Foundation (OPOAF).

Matthew is dedicated to making a positive impact on his community. He contributes his expertise to various organizations, such as Omaha DEVO and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), where he serves as a coach. Additionally, he volunteers with local mountain biking groups, demonstrating his ongoing commitment to community engagement and support.

Lindsey Fox currently serves as a Sergeant in the Narcotics Unit on the VICE squad for the Omaha Police Department (OPD). She has been with OPD since June 2008 and currently specializes in addressing issues related to prostitution and human trafficking. Her commitment to community engagement led her to serve on the board of the Omaha Police Officers’ Association Foundation (OPOAF), where she emphasizes the importance of community-police interaction.

Fox has a diverse background in law enforcement, having held positions such as Uniform Patrol Officer, Auto Theft Detective, Robbery Sergeant, Homicide Sergeant, Employee Resource Sergeant, and her current role as VICE Sergeant. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Psychology and Sociology, graduating with honors from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

In addition to her law enforcement career, Fox has been actively involved with various non-profit organizations, including the Nebraska Humane Society, Open Door Mission, and Salvation Army. She also serves on the executive boards of the OPOA and the Omaha Police Welfare and Benefit Association, demonstrating her commitment to both law enforcement and community service.

Board Members

Patrick Dempsey    Lindsey Fox

Anthony Conner     Matthew Worm

Justin Smith     Mary Rosenthal

Mischel Anderson