“Everybody — every human being — has the obligation to contribute somehow to this world”
—Edith Carter, Holocaust Survivor
Sarah L. Weiss, Executive Director – Sarah joined the staff of CHHE in 2004 through a local AmeriCorps program, Public Allies. Sarah has taken on a number of roles as a staff member of CHHE, passionately and diligently endeavoring to establish a highly respected reputation and long-lasting community presence on behalf of the organization. In 2007, Sarah became the executive director and guided CHHE through its transition into a successful, independent 501(c)(3) organization and then in 2009, facilitated the move to Rockwern Academy. Throughout Sarah’s tenure, she has worked to formulate lasting partnerships with organizations and educational facilities locally, nationally and internationally. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the Teaching the Holocaust and Antisemitism course at the esteemed Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies and is also a Lerner Fellow after participating in an advanced course sponsored by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous at Columbia University. She has lead and traveled on educational journeys to Poland and Israel with students and adults. She is the 2007 recipient of the Public Allies “Changemaker” award and the 2011 Weston Avodah award presented by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Most recently, she participated in Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s We Lead Class 5. Sarah serves on the Ohio Holocaust Council, as a Commissioner for the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, and on the board of Bridges for a Just Community. Furthermore, Sarah brings a personal connection to this work as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors.
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Alexis Storch, Director of Educational Outreach – Alexis joined the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at the beginning of 2012. New to Cincinnati, Alexis moved here from Chicago, IL where she served as the Youth Educator with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, IL. In this position, she coordinated the museum’s family and youth programming, provided outreach to students and educators, assisted in the design of the museum’s youth exhibition and various curricula, as well as facilitated teacher trainings to elementary school educators and administrators. Alexis has also interned with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh from 2004-2005, and was an English language instructor at a small private school in Berlin, Germany in 2007. Alexis, who is a Lerner Fellow and Irena Sendler Scholar, holds an undergraduate degree in history and women’s studies from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree in European history from Binghamton University and a Master’s degree in elementary education from Roosevelt University. She is looking forward to working with families, students and educators to realize their potential to be upstanders for positive change.
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Frances Donohue, Program Manager – Francie joined the staff of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in June 2009. She first became involved with The Center as a public relations intern while earning her Bachelors of Communication at the University of Cincinnati. In her role as Program Manager, Frances organizes presentations by members of the Speaker’s Bureau, assists in the fundraising and development initiatives of the Center, coordinates the external communications of the Center, and arranges dynamic public programs throughout Cincinnati. Francie feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from the Holocaust survivors in Cincinnati, and is pleased to support CHHE’s many endeavors.
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Kate Morris, Education and Collections Associate – Kate received her B.A. in international relations from Xavier University in May 2010. While at Xavier, Kate became involved with CHHE as a work-study intern and was in that position for four years. As the Education and Collections Associate, Kate schedules tours of Mapping Our Tears, and takes CHHE’s traveling exhibit, Out of the Attic, to schools and organizations in the tri-state area. Kate is exited to be able to educate local students and community members about the lessons of the Holocaust.
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