JewishColumbus Executive Committee


Audrey Tuckerman


Audrey is current 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


James A. Bowman

Senior Vice President, Investments; Managing Director. With more than 30 years of experience providing specialized financial solutions, Jim was an innovator in using statistical data analysis to manage stock portfolios. Read More


Liz Shafran


Liz Shafran is current Vice-Chair of the Board. She 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


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


Robert H. Schottenstein

Immediate Past Chair

Robert H. Schottenstein is Immediate Past Chairman 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


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


Terri W. Meldrum

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


Ted Fisher

A health care lawyer and a retired partner at the law firm of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, Ted has spent his career representing health care entrepreneurs, organizations, providers and health care managers in complex transactions, regulatory and business matters. Read More


Bradley Kastan

After more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Brad was recognized by the Financial Times as one of their Top 400 Financial Advisors. He works in wealth management for high-net-worth individuals and Tier 1 institutions and has extensive experience in both public and corporate finance.  Read More


Bob Keidan

Bob has been in the financial planning business over 40 years. Robert S. Keidan is a Certified Financial Planner and Registered Investment Advisor. 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

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

Ruth Rubin

Columbus Jewish Day School Board President

Ruth Rubin serves JewishColumbus in an ex-officio capacity. Read More


Aaron Shocket

OSU Hillel Board President

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