Rev. Portia Cavitt
Pastor Cavitt serves on CUMC Patient & Family Advisory Council, CHI-Immanuel North Omaha Community Council, as well as the coordinator of the Great Plains UMC/BMCR. She is also a board member for Project Extra Mile, My Sister’s Keeper, North Omaha Area Health Clinic (NOAH), Great Plains Black History Museum (GPBHM) and the Executive Officer for Boy Scout Troop/Pack #362. She is a foster Mother, a youth mentor and supervises juveniles for community service, a member of United Way of the Midlands Community Investment Review Team (CIRT), Vice President of the North Omaha Community Care Council and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, a Power to End Stroke Ambassador with the American Heart Association were she helps and promotes the North Omaha Power Walk, as well as volunteers at Wakonda Elementary, Mt. View Elementary, and Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School. She also runs Clair’s Summer Leadership Academy for ages 4-16yrs olds.
Rev. Cavitt is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the NAACP, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Greater Omaha Chapter (NC100BW), and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). She was also featured in the 1990 and 1992 issue of Ebony Magazine as one of the “50 Leaders of the Future”. In 2013, Rev. Cavitt was the first recipient of the Douglas County Health Department’s Golden Beet Award for her commitment to community health. She has received the Susanna Wesley Award of Excellence, the IMA Drum Major for Action Award, the Urban League African-American Leadership Award and Creighton University’s 2017 Drum Major Award.