Front Porch Staff
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 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, 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.
We are currently seeking our next Executive Director!
The incoming Executive Director will be a relationship-centered leader with a compelling vision of affordable housing, housing justice, and advocacy. The ideal candidate will be able to establish and implement strategic priorities that enable households and communities to thrive. Ideally, they will have experience in real estate development, lending, or a related field.
- The job description can be found here: https://bit.ly/46W7j11
- Location: Omaha, NE (On-Site)
- Compensation: $145,000-$160,000
If you are interested in learning more, please view the job description linked above or contact our search partner, Shalena Broadnax, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Click below to learn more about the impactful work of each of the following Front Porch partners.