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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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Tony Vargas

Interim Executive Director

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Nicole Caputo-Rennels

Director of Housing

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Shannon Melton

Director of Health Programs

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Kat Vinton

Family Advocacy Manager

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Ian Sheets

Impact Coordinator

Kiernan Bitmoji

Kiernan Scott

Director of Operations

Shelby Small

Shelby Larson

Administrative Assistant

Benny Bitmoji

Benny Huerta

Outreach Coordinator

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Dupree Claxton

Program Coordinator


Executive Director - Tony Vargas
Chair - Jennifer Jacobs

Board Members

  • Mike Battershell
  • Jeffrey Cooper, MD
  • Megan Connelly
  • Councilperson Ben Gray
  • Jason Hagan
  • Rami S. Hanash
  • Jill Hanson, MD
  • Jennifer Jacobs
  • Nicholas J. Thielen
  • Chris Swanson

Read why a Healthy Home matters to David

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Why We Do This

Seeing our promotores go through the GLEE program and then thrive has been so rewarding. We make an impact on children's health—but we have also helped many people reach a level of confidence that will impact their entire lives. We have really changed people's lives in many more ways than we predicted.

– Saul Lopez, Director of Operations