Dr. Helen H. Raikes
Helen is a Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, teaching in Child, Youth
and Family Studies. She is on state and national advisory boards including the
Nebraska Early Childhood Endowment Board of Directors, the Babyfaces Early HeadStart National Technical Working Group and the National Center on the Developing Child National Evaluation Forum.
Helen earned her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University, her master’s at the
University of California–Davis and her Ph.D. at Iowa State University. Her late
husband, Ron Raikes, was a former Nebraska State Senator and manager of Raikes Foundation Farms.
A resident of Ashland, Helen has served on the Foundation board since 2002.