Staff and Board


Our staff is deeply committed to providing quality affordable housing to hundreds of community members each year.

Jim Clements Executive Director
Chris Johnson Director of Operations
Dena Nigh Director of Finance
Deidre Rivera Director of Programs
John Heininger Home Affordability Program Project Manager
Hailey Ghumm Program Coordinator
Shane Murphy Senior Construction Manager
Lee Lassek Construction Specialist
Steven Gomez Construction Specialist
Joe Pridie Construction Specialist
Elias Orozco Construction Specialist

Project Houseworks makes me believe in my fellow man. I can get help when I am down.

Betty, Homeowner
Board of Directors
  • President Brad Jones — My Staff Inc
  • Vice President Dennis Ross — Community Volunteer
  • Treasurer Dawn DeGeorge — First National Bank of Omaha
  • Secretary Ervin Youmans — Nebraska Realty
  • Past President Mike Chapman — RG & Associates
  • Executive Director Jim Clements — Project Houseworks
  • Kelli Cavey — Omaha Community foundation
  • Rod Hill — Charles Schwab
  • Lauren Piller — Thomas Moore Society
  • Zach Reinhardt — Burlington Capital
  • Kelly Souder — Tenaska
  • Nancy Stessman — Interpublic Group
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