“Tolerance is what keeps humanity together, I believe.”
—Anne Willem Meijer, Member of the Dutch Resistance
Sarah L. Weiss, Executive Director – Sarah joined the staff of CHHE in 2004 and has passionately and diligently endeavored 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. Throughout Sarah’s tenure, she has worked to formulate lasting partnerships with organizations and educational facilities locally, nationally and internationally. Sarah 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. In 2011, Sarah took on the additional role as director of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. In this capacity, Sarah builds bridges between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities as well as advocates on behalf of the Jewish community and Israel. She is the 2007 recipient of the Public Allies “Changemaker” award, the 2011 Weston Avodah award presented by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, a 2012 YWCA Rising Star, and the 2013 recipient of the FBI’s Director’s Leadership Award. Sarah serves on the Ohio Holocaust Council and as Secretary for the Association of Holocaust Organizations. Sarah brings a personal connection to this work as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Contact her at email@example.com or 513.487.3091
Alexis Storch Morrisroe, Director of Education – Alexis joined the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in January 2012. In her position, she fosters relationships with community educators, schools and organizations, and facilitates educator trainings and student workshops, including CHHE’s 5 day Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators institute in the summer and CHHE’s Student Leadership Summit in the spring. Prior to her position with CHHE, Alexis served as Youth Educator with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, IL where she coordinated the museum’s family and youth programming and assisted in the design of the museum’s youth exhibition. Alexis has also interned with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh from 2004-2005, assisted as an archivist in the Rauh Jewish Archives in Pittsburgh, and taught English at a small private school in Berlin, Germany. Most recently, Alexis was the project director for the CHHE curated exhibition, “Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later,” in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. She is a graduate of the Teaching the Holocaust and Antisemitism course at Yad Vashem, and became a Lerner Fellow through the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous and Irena Sendler scholar through the Skokie museum. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Weston Avodah award, presented by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Alexis holds a Master’s degree in European history from Binghamton University and a Master’s degree in elementary education from Roosevelt University. Alexis also volunteers as chair of the executive board of Fuel Cincinnati and on the advisory council of Elementz: A Place for Hip Hop and Respect. In her free time she loves to travel with her husband, take walks with their new puppy, Nala, and crack jokes with her seven nieces and nephews. Alexis looks forward to working with families, students and educators to realize their potential to be upstanders for positive change. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.487.3055
Kate Morris, Operations and Program 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, coordinates the Speakers’ Bureau and traveling exhibits, and takes the Out of the Attic exhibit to schools and organizations in the tri-state area. Kate is excited to be able to educate local students and community members about the lessons of the Holocaust.
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Trinity Ruggles, Education Coordinator and Office Manager – is a 2007 graduate from Wittenberg University, where she received her B.A. in History Education. She also served as the Holocaust Week of Remembrance coordinator for two years. Continuing her education, she graduated from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a Master’s degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in 2008. While at Stockton, she was a graduate assistant to Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell. She was awarded the Harry Kejzman Scholarship, the Berkman-Chipkin Scholarship twice, and the Koopman-van de Kar Graduate Award. She is passionate about Holocaust and genocide education and awareness.
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Cori Silbernagel, Collections Manager – Cori joined the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in 2015. She received a B.A. in Art History from Northern Illinois University in 2009 and an M.A. in Public History from Northern Kentucky University in 2012. Prior to her role at CHHE, Cori served as the Manager of Exhibitions and Collections at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. As Collections Manager, Cori oversees all aspects of collections management for CHHE and the Cincinnati Judaica Fund. She enjoys using artifacts and archives to educate our audience about Holocaust studies. Contact her at email@example.com or 513-487-3055.