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Our Staff

 Karen Martin, Executive Director

 kmartin@rockdaletemple.org

Karen Martin grew up in Wyoming, OH and comes to  K.K. Bene Rockdale Temple after working for most of  a decade in Chicago, most recently for the Jewish  Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, as Assistant   Director of Metro Chicago Hillel. In that role, she was second in command of a multi-campus Hillel, responsible for seven campus programs. Karen also has experience working in several synagogues in the Chicago area, as well as Miami University Hillel. A graduate of Kenyon College, Karen has Master of Arts in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies from the Spertus Institute of Learning and Leadership. Karen moved back to Cincinnati with her husband Stewart, their son Sam, and Charlie, their dog. She's a novice guitar player, singer, and possibly the world's slowest marathon runner.

 

Sean O'Brien, Accountant

sobrien@rockdaletemple.org

Sean joined the Rockdale staff as our Accountant in   July 2005. He has more than 20 years of non-profit   accounting experience in small and medium non-profit   organizations. Sean received a BS in accounting from  Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). During his childhood, Sean lived in Australia for four years. In his free time, he likes to hike, bike, do yoga, and travel.

 

Reeda Miracle, Facility & Event Manager

rmiracle@rockdaletemple.org

Reeda is going on her 17th year of being Rockdale's   Facility & Event Manager. Before Reeda came to Rockdale, she worked with a catering business and held other managerial positions. She is married with three children. When Reeda isn't working, she is spending time with her granddaughter, remodeling her house, working in her garden, and playing volleyball.

 

Paige Barker, Executive Assistant

pbarker@rockdaletemple.org

Paige became our Executive Assistant in June 2017. She earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Ohio University, and most recently helped coordinate a food pantry for a non-profit in the Greater Philadelphia area. Paige grew up in Cincinnati, and in her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, going to the movies, crossword puzzles, and traveling. She is happy to be back in her hometown, and getting to know the Rockdale community.

 

 Patty Kaufman, Office & Communications Coordinator

 pkaufman@rockdaletemple.org

Patty has been our Office & Communications Coordinator since December 2015. Prior to coming to Rockdale, she worked for a church for nine years. She has a background in information systems. Patty is happily married with two children. She has done a lot of volunteer work and outreach projects for schools and churches. In her free time, Patty enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering on the FC Cincinnati team, and attending her kids' sporting events.

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