Kara, a Midwesterner, married with one daughter, chose to live in Omaha. Since her childhoodsurrounded by family who had done military service, and worked in unions, she has been a democratand determined to "help others." She is a trained social worker. She is Vice Chair of the Board ofGovernors of MCC which has strengthened non-discrimination, created jobs through training programsand banned tobacco usage. She started Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance and grew it to a nationallyrecognized and award-winning non-profit to support green, safe and healthy housing in Omaha. She willtake a lead in healthcare, education and climate change.