JewishColumbus Executive Committee


Liz Shafran


Liz Shafran, JewishColumbus and Federation Legacy Board of Trustees Chair, is an Ohio native and long-time member of Congregation Beth Tikvah. A graduate of The Ohio State University and Miami University, Liz spent several years as an elementary school teacher. Read More


Terri W. Meldrum


Terri W. Meldrum, Esq., currently serves as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of OhioHealth Corporation. Read More


Jim Winnegrad


Jim Winnegrad is the current Treasurer of JewishColumbus. Jim also serves as chair of the Community Response Fund Committee and the Jewish Needs Committee and sits on the Community Impact and Donor Advised Fund Committees.  Read More


Audrey Tuckerman

Immediate Past Chair

Audrey is Immediate Past Chair of the Board. She has more than 25 years of experience advising corporate executives, multigenerational families and successful women about critical inflection points in their financial lives. Read More


Josh Barkan

Josh Barkan is the Vice President of Land for M/I Homes of Central Ohio where he oversees all land acquisition and development operations for the Columbus market. Read More


Sue Kagen Podell

Sue Kagen Podell is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, a Certified Diabetes Educator/Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer. Read More


Harlan Robins

Harlan Robins is a, equity partner with the national law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC, and in his practice represents lenders in complex, multi-state workouts, foreclosure of real estate-secured loans and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, loan modifications and loan origination for permanent and construction financings, and mezzanine financing.Read More

JewishColumbus Board of Trustees


Ayelet Ben-David

Born and raised in Israel, Ayelet has been an integral part of the Columbus community since 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in Economic Sociology from Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and is a certified Executive Coach. Read More


Jane Leona Bodner

In 1989, Jane Bodner’s family immigrated from the former Soviet Union to Cincinnati, Ohio. After growing up in the Cincinnati Jewish community, Bodner attended The Ohio State University, where she continued her involvement through a leadership role with Hillel.  Read More


Max Brickman

Max is the Managing Director of Heartland Ventures, which he founded in 2016. Read More


Bill Byers

Bill has gained more than 16 years of experience in government relations. Starting his career in the Ohio Senate, he has served positions with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Governor’s Office of Science & Technology, and Personal Staff Assistant to Ohio Governor George Voinovich. Read More


Dr. Jonathan B. Feibel

Dr. Jonathan B. Feibel is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. Practicing for more than 20 years, Dr. Feibel offers specialized experience with foot and ankle deformities and fractures, bunions, diabetic foot conditions, and sport-related foot and ankle injuries. Read More


Patricia Finkelman

Currently an active community volunteer in central Ohio, Patricia Finkelman has held leadership positions on the boards of the Granville Community Foundation, the Jefferson Avenue Center, and the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. Read More


Brad Kripke

Dr. Brad Kripke is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the Chair of the Young Jewish Columbus Board. Dr. Kripke grew up in Toledo, Ohio, surrounded by a small, thriving Jewish community. Brad is a true buckeye through and through! Read More


Jeffrey Meyer

Jeff Meyer is the owner of Clean Title Agency. After graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, he earned his JD from The Ohio State University College of Law. Read More


Michael Schottenstein

Michael Schottenstein is an attorney with the firm Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter, specializing in commercial real estate transactions, leasing, financing and deal structuring. Read More


Andrew O. Smith

Andrew O. Smith has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2017 and currently serves at the Chair of the Committee on Trustees. He also serves on the board of the OSU Hillel and served formerly on the boards of the JCC and Congregation Beth Tikvah. Read More


Robert H. Schottenstein

Robert H. Schottenstein is a Past Chair of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of M/I Homes, Inc., a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NSYE) and one of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Read More


Nicki Bloch

Nicki Blumenau Bloch was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, part of a large extended family. She moved with her family to Texas after high school, where she attended college and met her husband Dan Bloch. Read More


Andrea Britcher

Andrea Britcher is the Director, Grassroots Organizing at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society (ACS). She currently manages a team of grassroots professionals in the large states of Florida and Texas. Read More


Harlan S. Lewis

Harlan is a Member and Administrative Director at the Bailey Cavalieri law firm. He is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law, representing families, fiduciaries, and charities. Read More


Dr. Aimee Sanders

Aimee grew up in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and stayed in the area to attend The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). There she completed her Bachelor of Science in Family Relations & Human Development, Master of Public Health, and Medical Degree. Read More


Alex Weisler

A former journalist, Alex Weisler is JDC’s senior video and digital content producer, leading storytelling for the organization and crafting videos, long-form stories, and social media content. Read More


Steven Werman

Steve Werman grew up in Bexley. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University before heading off to Chicago. Steve got his MBA from OSU’s Fisher College of Business. Steve is the CFO at HOMAGE and has been there since 2013. Read More

Ex Officio Board Members


Rabbi Alex Braver

Columbus Board of Rabbis President

Alex Braver has been a rabbi at Tifereth Israel since the summer of 2016, and since then has loved getting to do everything from lunch-and-learn’s at a downtown law firm, to singing new melodies, to diving into playful activities with young families during Shabbat morning services. Read More


Pam Gurwin

Jewish Family Services Board Chair

Ira Kane

Wexner Heritage Village Board Chair

Raanan Lefkovitz

Columbus Torah Academy Board President

Raanan Lefkovitz serves as President of the Columbus Torah Academy Board of Trustees. Read More

Karen Shore Meyer

Jewish Community Center Board President

Aaron Shocket

OSU Hillel Board President

Aaron is the Board Chair the Ohio State University Hillel. Read More


Susannah Wolman

Susannah Wolman is President of the Board of Trustees of The Columbus Jewish Day School.
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