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Who We Are

Our Team

  • Eva Roberts, Director of Policy & Strategy
    Eva Roberts, Director of Policy & Strategy

    Eva Roberts is passionate about creating opportunities for children and communities to thrive. She is committed to upstream systems change and partnerships to achieve lasting impact. She has broad experience in government and the social sector, and recently completed an MBA with a focus on strategy, partnership, and organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining Front Porch Investments, Eva worked at the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, in several child-serving nonprofits in Phoenix, and in the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), is a graduate of Leadership Omaha, and a member of the Leadership Omaha Curriculum Committee.

  • Tess Houser, Awards Administrator
    Tess Houser, Awards Administrator

    Tess is passionate about community progress and believes in the power of authentic relationships and resource sharing to bring about lasting change. Committed to the advocacy of access, equity, and community voice, Tess seeks to be a resource to others, connecting them with opportunities to advance their missions and celebrate their work. Tess has expansive experience in the nonprofit and arts sectors, including roles at the Omaha Community Foundation and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Tess is a Class 3 graduate of the Rising Leaders Institute, volunteers as a Mini Grant reviewer for the Nebraska Arts Council, and serves on the Community Advisory Group for Amplify Arts.

  • Erin Bock, Interim Executive Director

To read more about the current leadership transition, see our July 24th newsletter here.

The Front Porch Investments team is supported and bolstered by our Board of Directors, a Community Advisory Committee, the Omaha Community Foundation, and a support team of external partners.

Board of Directors:

Erin Bock, Sherwood Foundation

Gail Graeve, Mutual of Omaha Foundation

Donna Kush, Omaha Community Foundation

Collette Lozier, Lozier Foundation

Kerri Sanchez, Sherwood Foundation

Keith Station, City of Omaha - Mayor's Office

Front Porch Investments is an affiliated supporting organization to The Omaha Community Foundation, working to help further their mission, to maximize the power of philanthropy to strengthen our community. 

The Omaha Community Foundation vision is a connected community of passionate philanthropists, strong nonprofits, and thriving residents. From the OCF website:

“We work to make this vision a reality every day through intentional planning, building strategic partnerships, facilitating meaningful dialogue with all our partners and fundholders, and ensuring we have a lot of fun along the way. We’re committed to these efforts because we believe a stronger community is worth it for everyone.”

Meet our Support Team