Who We Are


AJC Cincinnati Officers 2017-2018
Sandy Kaltman, President
Jan Armstrong Cobb, Ed Frankel, Kurt Grossman, Seth Schwartz, Trip Wolf, Vice Presidents
Noah Stern, Secretary
Brooke Guigui, Treasurer
Rick Michelman, Immediate Past President

Board Members 2017-2018
Aaron Bernay
Kathy Claybon
Flip Cohen
Rabbi Sissy Coran
Helene Elkus
Shelly Gerson
Carolyn Gilbert
Brad Glazer
Jeff Goldstein
Mark Heiman
Andrew A. Heldman
Ken Heldman
Roger Heldman
Phyllis Jackson
Rabbi Shena Potter Jaffee
Dr. Scott Joseph
Elida Kamine
Bill Katz
Ed Kuresman
Renee Lemberg
Fred Melowsky, PhD
Alexis Morrisroe
Dr. Jack Rubinstein
Dr. Joshua Sands
Wendy Saunders
Don Shuller
Rick Stern
Rita Stolper
Bill Strauss
Rick Vigran
Richard A. Weiland
Julie Weisser
Dr. Abbie Youkilis
Michele Young

Past Presidents
Robert Blatt
Dr. Paul Bloustein
O.J. Cohen
John Frank Jr.
James Friedman
Penny Friedman
Patti Heldman
Dr. Bernard Hertzman
Rick Michelman
James A. Miller
Dr. Kenneth Newmark
Jay Price
Dr. David Schwartz
John M. Stein
John Youkilis


Cathy Heldman was appointed AJC Cincinnati regional director in August of 2014. Prior to joining AJC, she served as the director of community outreach and program director at the Mayerson JCC. Her previous positions include director of development at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Central Region, and registered representative at State of Israel Bonds.

Ms. Heldman earned her B.S. degree in elementary education from The Ohio State University. She is married to Tim, and together they have five adult children and two grandchildren. She can be reached at heldmanc@ajc.org or at 513-621-4020.

Naomi Ruben has served as the AJC Cincinnati Office Manager for eleven years. She is a problem-solver who handles financial matters and communications for the AJC Cincinnati regional office. With her marketing and sales background, Naomi supports fund-raising efforts, programmatic activities, and coordinates regional print and electronic messaging.

Naomi is a graduate of Indiana University and lives in Loveland with her husband, daughter, and dog. Call her for answers to most questions: (513) 621-4020 or write her at rubenn@ajc.org