Les Veskrna, MD, ABFP

Les Veskrna, MD, ABFM

Program Director
Lincoln Family Medicine Program

Dr. Les Veskrna has been on the faculty at LMEP since 1991. He was a psychology major at Nebraska Wesleyan University, and a Physician’s Assistant in rural Nebraska prior to his medical training at UNMC. He is the regular host of our Journal Clubs, and has a professional interest in evidence-based research in primary care.  Les is an excellent cook. He likes to prepare Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. 


Kyle Haefele, MD, ABFP

Kyle Haefele, MD, ABFM

Assistant Director
Lincoln Family Medicine Program

Dr. Kyle Haefele is originally from Ulysses, KS. He graduated from Washburn University of Topeka with a psychology degree and attended the University of Oklahoma for medical school. He comes to us from Shenandoah, IA where he practiced for seven years. Dr. Haefele likes taking care of all ages with professional interests ranging from OB ultrasound to geriatrics. He organizes our curriculum and in his spare time  teaches a Gerontology course at the University of Nebraska.  Kyle is the commissioner for the office fantasy football league each fall. He also enjoys golf, playing piano and SCUBA diving with his wife Tracy.

David Isom, MD

David Isom, MD, ABFM

Faculty Physician
Director, Family Medicine Center

Dr. David Isom is from Alliance, Nebraska, but was raised mostly in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences from Chadron State College and his M.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Isom practiced in Alliance, Nebraska, for nine years where he started a private practice clinic in 2005. He is a member of the Air National Guard. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and he enjoys martial arts, hiking, skiing, hunting and fly-fishing.


Richard Gustafson, MD, ABFP

Richard Gustafson, MD, ABFM

Faculty Physician

Dr. Rick Gustafson hails from Minnesota where he attended med school and had a rural practice for 10 years. His wife Sue is a retired attorney and now a full time grandmother in Lincoln. Gus is an avid hunter and photographer. Gus and Susan enjoy traveling to the Caribbean for vacations and also medical missionary trips to the Dominican Republic in 2008 and Haiti  2012, 2014, and he is making plans for more.

Alisa Nollendorfs, MD, ABFP

Alisa Nollendorfs, MD, ABFM

Faculty Physician

Dr. Alisa Nollendorfs received her degree in Biochemistry from UNL.  She then attended UNMC where she completed a dual M.D/Ph.D. program.  Dr. Nollendorfs practiced in Lincoln for six years before joining the faculty in 2010.  Her professional interests include women’s health and obstetrics.  Dr. Nollendorfs travelled to Zambia, Africa on missionary trip in 2014.  Her interests include reading, painting and spending time with her husband, son and step son.

Joe Hermsen, MD

Joe Hermsen, MD, ABFM, FAAFP

Faculty Physician

Dr. Joe Hermsen grew up near David City, Nebraska. He got his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from UNL. He received his medical degree from UNMC where he completed his residency in Family Practice. He practiced rural Family Medicine in Beatrice, Nebraska where he served as the school and team physician. He continued working with young people as a staff physician at the Student Health Center at UNL. He worked as an urgent care physician at Linc Care for the five years prior to joining the faculty at LMEP. His wife, Karen, is the department chair for the Office Professional Program at Southeast Community College. They have six active grandchildren. He enjoys reading and keeping up with computer technology as well as spending time with his grandchildren.

Sabrina Cerny, MD, ABFM

Faculty Physician

Dr. Sabrina Cerny is a native of Hannibal, Missouri joining our faculty in January of 2014. She graduated from The University of Iowa with a BA in French and attended the Virginia Commonwealth University medical school. Upon completing her family medicine residency at CHRISTUS Santa Rose Family Medicine Residency Program in San Antonia, TX, Dr. Cerny then completed a faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She enjoys “all things French” (considers herself a Francophile) along with exercising, spending time with her husband and their dogs.



Christine Keim

Faculty Physician

Dr Christine Keim is a native of Grand Island, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska and then earned her medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical Education Foundation in 2000 and immediately started a practice in Lincoln. She practiced family medicine for 14 years prior to joining the faculty in 2014. Dr Keim enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her husband and her two children. She has a particular passion for mission trips and tries to make time for them whenever possible.

Kelly Brey Love, Ph.D.

Kelly Brey Love, Ph.D.

Director of Behavioral Medicine
Faculty Psychologist

Kelly Brey Love Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Love (yes, this is her real name!) completed her internship in Clinical Psychology at McLean Psychiatric Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Love is currently the Director of the Lincoln Behavioral Health Center, and is a faculty member of the Lincoln Family Medicine Program. Dr. Love enjoys spending time outside with her family and practicing yoga.


Jim Naeve

Jim Naeve, FACMPE

Business Manager
Coordinator of Practice Management Curriculum

Jim grew up in Ord, NE. Jim attended UNL prior to entering the United States Navy where he was introduced to healthcare as a Hospital Corpsman, serving on-board USS Enterprise CVN-65. Jim began his civilian healthcare career as a Medical Laboratory Technician and then moved on to administration in the hospital and medical group settings. Jim brings over thirty years of management experience to the program and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Jim and his wife Linda enjoy spending their free time with family that consists of three daughters and their families which include 9 grandchildren. Jim’s hobbies are; fishing, hunting, woodworking, watercolors and golf.