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Board of Directors

The Omaha Community Foundation was created by a group of residents who wanted to make a positive investment in the community. Our leadership reflects that goal, with board members representing many different businesses, neighborhoods, backgrounds and interests—united in their commitment to making Omaha and Southwest Iowa a better place to live.

Meet the Board

Mike Cassling, Board Chair

Chairman and CEO, CQuence Health Group

Micki Ambridge

Internal Audit Director, Kiewit Corporation

Gary Gates

Community Leader

Jo Giles

Executive Director, Women's Fund of Omaha

Gail Graeve

Vice President of Social Impact, Mutual of Omaha

Ia Hagan

Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo

Brandon Hamm, Vice Chair

Attorney, Koley Jessen, PC, LLO

Dan Houghton

Co-founder, Buildertrend

Farhan Khan

Founder and CEO, Heritage Communities

Brady Marlow

Senior Wealth Strategist, Carson Wealth

Matthew R. Mercer, CPA, Treasurer

Tax Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Daniel Padilla

Co-Founder, Lending Link

Thomas R. Pansing, Jr., Legal Counsel

Pansing, Hogan, Ernst & Bachman LLP

Athena Ramos

Assistant Professor, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Shikhar Saxena

CO-CEO of Milan Laser

Todd D. Simon

Chairman & CEO, Omaha Steaks

Tara Slevin

Vice President of Development and Volunteer Services, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Foundation

Jona Van Deun

President, Nebraska Tech Collaborative

Join the Giving

You can help us strengthen our community, and we can help you make your giving more effective. Be a part of the good we’re growing by contributing to one of our funds or opening your own philanthropic fund.