The Nebraska Stroke Association is pleased to announce Charles (Chuck) Bacus as the new executive director for the Lincoln-based nonprofit. Chuck has a long history working in the health-care industry, working in pharmaceutical sales for Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, Chuck has extensive experience volunteering for organizations including Teammates Mentoring Program, CHI Pharmacy, Clinic with Heart, and Southwood Lutheran Care Team. In addition to his volunteer efforts, he has many professional affiliations, including the Nebraska Pharmacy Association, Optimist Club (past president), Lincoln Southeast Booster Club (past president), and Lincoln Baseball Association (board member).


Upon taking the position of executive director, Chuck said, “I am honored to have been chosen as the executive director of the Nebraska Stroke Association. Our mission is to raise awareness around stroke and serve as a resource for stroke survivors and caregivers on stroke prevention and recognizing signs of stroke, supporting stroke survivors and their caregivers, and serving as a resource for health systems and communities.” Chuck’s substantial professional and volunteer efforts make him exceptionally well suited to lead the NSSA in achieving its mission.


The Nebraska Stroke Association is well positioned to further develop resources and connections for Nebraska stroke survivors and caregivers. “With the new statewide activities and focus on stroke systems of care, the hiring of a new executive director is very timely. We very much look forward to having Chuck represent the association and serve as a facilitator to move stroke initiatives forward,” Denise Gorski, Nebraska State Stroke Association president, stated. 


For questions, please email or call (402) 484-8131. You can reach Chuck Bacus directly on his cell at (402) 416-1249.