Cohen Family Leaders in Light Institute Facilitators

  • Kevin Aldridge
    Opinion Editor
    Cincinnati Enquirer

  • Sarah Weiss
    Senior Advisor
    The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center


Current Executive Committee

The Cohen Family Leaders in Light Institute's Executive Committee is charged with high-level oversight of institute development and recruitment. They play a key role in mapping out the vision and identifying program goals and key outcomes.


  • Mark Barsman
    Immediate Past President
    JCRC Board

  • Bobby Fisher
    Quiet Star Capital

  • Danielle V. Minson
    Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

  • Ben Schneider
    JCRC Board

  • Dr. Gary Zola
    Executive Director
    The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives

  • Desiré Bennett
    Director, Participatory Design, Connection+Culture
    Design Impact

  • Jerry Kathman
    Founder, Chairman of the Board

  • Sherri Goren Slovin
    Workshop Director
    Beyond Civility

  • Jeremy Spiegel
    Assistant Director


Cohen Family Leaders in Light Institute Advisory Committee

  • Debbie Brant
    Board Chair
    Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

  • Bret Caller
    Viking Partners

  • Karyn Cohen
    Director Jewish Life and Israel
    One8 Foundation

  • Brendon Cull
    Senior Vice President & COO
    Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

  • Brian Jaffee
    Executive Director
    Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

  • Beverly A. Grant
    Chair of the Board of Directors
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

  • Shakila Ahmad
    Interfaith Advocate

  • Gloria Lipson
    Retired MSW and Trustee
    Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

  • Ronna Greff Schneider
    Professor of Law
    University of Cincinnati College of Law

  • John Stein
    President of the Board
    Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

  • Eric Ward
    Executive Director
    Western States Center

  • Nancy and David Wolf
    Lead Supporters
    Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

  • Ashlee Young
    Vice President of Impact
    Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio