Janice Creasman was born and raised in Mondamin, Iowa. Her father, from North
Carolina, was a laborer and a veteran of World War II. Her mother was born and raised in Mondamin in a family of 17 and worked hard all her life. Janice has two living siblings, a brother and sister. Her brother is a Vietnam veteran.
Janice, currently a geriatric social worker, has been married for nine years to a software engineer. She has a daughter, who is employed and responsible for networking computers. Her daughter is married, and her son-in-law is a prison guard. Janice has one granddaughter.
As a social worker, Janice has spent her life working with the people that most need government services. The arenas have spanned adult and child protective services; health care; adult, child and family services; substance abuse; mental health; and homelessness.
Janice’s undergraduate was from Westmar College in Le Mars, where she graduated with a teaching certification and majored in history and French. Her master’s degree in social work is from the University of Iowa.
Janice and her family are members of the Mondamin United Methodist Church. In the past, she has served as lay speaker, on the Board of Church and Society at the state and district level and as a representative at annual conferences for many years and in numerous positions. She has worked with ecumenical movements for pooling resources for human needs.
Janice has served as a member of the West Harrison School Board. She has been involved with the Department of Public Education in curriculum resources for sexual education.
Janice has been superintendent of Food and Nutrition at the Harrison County Fair for several years. She’s served as secretary of the Harrison County Democratic Central Committee for many years and is an activist with the Democratic Party. Janice has been a volunteer supervisor for 19 years with the Nebraska AIDS Project. She has been a longtime member and is chairperson of the Harrison Town and Country Arts. She is a member of the American Association of University Women, the American Legion Auxiliary and the National Association of Social Workers.