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About Us

The mission of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA) is to improve children’s health through Healthy Homes.

We are a nonprofit organization that works to create a Healthy Home for every child. Our main goal is to bring awareness and education to families in the city about environmental hazards, green and Healthy Homes, and lead poisoning. We believe that education is fundamental for empowering people and creating change.

We strive to create environmental equality in Omaha for all by offering education on health hazards in the home, tenant legal rights, environmental testing, and information on the community resources available in the city.

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Nicole Caputo-Rennels, MHE

Director of Housing Services

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Kara Eastman, MSW

President and CEO

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Dupree Claxton

Program Coordinator

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Saul Lopez, MBA

Director of Operations

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Shannon Melton, MPH

Director of Health Programs

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Ian Sheets

Impact Coordinator

Tony Bitmoji

Tony Vargas, MS

Director of Marketing and Communications

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Kat Vinton

Family Advocacy Manager

Benny Bitmoji

Benny Huerta

Outreach Coordinator

Shelby Small

Shelby Larson

Administrative Assistant


President and CEO - Kara Eastman, MSW
Chair - Jennifer Jacobs

Board Members

Michael Allen
Gwenn Aspen
Mike Battershell
Jeffrey Cooper, MD
Councilperson Ben Gray
Jason Hagan
Jill Hanson
Jennifer Jacobs
Joanne Kim
Clarence Nichols
Kelli O’Brien
Chris Swanson

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Children need more than just education to be successful; they need a healthy home environment so that they can become the best versions of themselves.

– Shannon Melton, Director of Health Programs