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Our Team

Front Porch Staff
  • Jody Holston, Executive Director
    Jody Holston, Executive Director

    Jody is strongly committed to making a positive impact in the Omaha community and has dedicated her career to affordable housing solutions. She has broad experience with complex funding streams in the development of housing and has provided leadership in the areas of property management, maintenance, and capital improvements. Her expertise in strategic planning, operations, and project management have been instrumental in spearheading numerous initiatives aimed at increasing the availability of affordable housing. A native Omahan, Jody received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University, holds certifications in Public Housing Executive Management and Residential Investment, and will soon be a graduate of Leadership Omaha, Class 46. Her dedication to social impact has earned her recognition as a trusted leader and advocate for affordable housing initiatives.

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

    Eva is a versatile social impact leader committed to leveraging partnerships and influencing systems to achieve lasting social change. She has broad experience in community and economic development through philanthropy, nonprofits, and the public sector. Prior to joining Front Porch Investments, Eva worked at the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, in several child-serving nonprofits, and in the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a graduate of Leadership Omaha, and a member of the Food Bank for the Heartland Board of Directors.

  • Bri Full, Community Initiatives & Outreach Manager
    Bri Full, Community Initiatives & Outreach Manager

    Bri is a dedicated community organizer with a commitment to preserving the neighborhoods of East Omaha and driving positive change through engagement, partnerships, and advocacy. Motivated by a sense of justice and a desire to effect real change, she began community organizing while pursuing her studies in public health and policy. She has experience in both the public sector, having worked at the Nebraska Legislature, and within community capacity-building organizations such as One Omaha and Spark CDI. Bri extends her impact through her service as a board member on the Omaha Public Schools Board, where she actively contributes to shaping the educational landscape of Omaha. Additionally, she serves as a mentor for the Nebraska Civic Engagement Table's Lobby School, demonstrating her commitment to developing the next generation of civic leaders.

  • Tess Houser, Program Manager
    Tess Houser, Program Manager

    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. A graduate of the Rising Leaders Institute through NAM/ynpnGO, Tess is currently a member of the Omaha Municipal Land Bank's Ambassador Program, a grant reviewer for the Nebraska Arts Council, and proudly serves on the Community Advisory Group for Amplify Arts.

Team Support

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
Community Advisory Committee
  • Devonte Abram
  • Kimberly Bradford
  • Manuel Cook
  • Stephanie Finklea
  • James Henrichs
  • Ismail Ismail
  • ReJaneeche Kellum
  • Itzel Lopez
  • Davielle Phillips
  • Dorothy Walker-Dombeck

Learn more about our Community Advisory Committee and the invaluable leadership they provide in advancing the work of Front Porch Investments' Greenlining Fund.

Omaha Community Foundation

Front Porch Investments is an affiliated supporting organization of the Omaha Community Foundation, working to help further their mission of maximizing 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.

External Support

Click below to learn more about the impactful work of each of the following Front Porch partners.