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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

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

Grants Manager

Kiernan Bitmoji

Kiernan Scott

Director of Operations

Shelby Small

Shelby Larson

Community Engagement Coordinator

Benny Bitmoji

Benny Huerta

Outreach Coordinator

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Dupree Claxton

Program Coordinator


Executive Director - Tony Vargas
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

The work that we do has helped me realize how a team of a few dedicated people can really impact a community. Because of the work that we do every day, thousands of kids have homes that aren't poisoning them and bright futures centered in a healthy environment.

– Ian Sheets, Impact Coordinator