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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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Kiernan Scott

Acting Executive Director

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Nicole Caputo-Rennels

Director of Housing

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Kat Vinton

Family Advocacy Manager

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Ian Sheets

Grants Manager

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Shelby Larson

Community Engagement Coordinator

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Benny Huerta

Outreach Coordinator

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Joanna Rodriguez

Field Coordinator

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Maret Wibel

Administrative Coordinator

Dupree Claxton

Program Coordinator


Interim Executive Director - Kiernan Scott
Chair - Chris Swanson

Board Members

  • Chris Swanson
  • Jason Hagan
  • Jeffrey Cooper, MD
  • Jennifer Jacobs
  • Jill Hanson, MD
  • Megan Connelly
  • Jeremy Maskell
  • Nicholas J. Thielen
  • Rachel Cole
  • Rami S. Hanash

Read why a Healthy Home matters to David

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Why We Do This

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