As the Associate Vice President of Youth and Family Economic Well-Being, Keenan provides community-based and systems-level support for Community Well-Being in the areas of economic mobility and stability for youth and families. Keenan also oversees Nebraska’s Opportunity Passport Program and provides TA and support for Opportunity Passport partners statewide. In addition, Keenan provides support to the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative project for socially disadvantaged farmers/producers providing food to underserved and food insecure communities.
Keenan earned his bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to joining Nebraska Children, Keenan was part of the Branching Out Program at OHB. During that time, he worked as a independent living coach and eventually program manager of Branching Out and the Supportive Housing program, which provides affordable housing to youth, young adults and families that have experienced foster care. As a champion for Youth Mart, Keenan worked with community partners to serve the metro area and was a founding member of the Truck Brigade and Partnership 4 Hope, a mentoring program for youth who have aged out of the foster care system.
Keenan enjoys time with his wife Amanda, their son Camrynn, daughter Madeline, and faithful springer spaniel companion, Pongo. They can all be found out in nature on mountain bike trails exploring the world.