Jennifer Goodin has served as Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati since 1998. Under her leadership, our House has more than tripled in size to its present 78 bedrooms. Jennifer is a frequent local and national speaker on the topic of fundraising and not-for-profit management. She was named one of Cincinnati’s “Forty Under 40” by the Business Courier and is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 30. Jennifer has built a tradition of careful stewardship of the funds donors invest in our House and mission. As a result, Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House is now regarded as a model of hospitality and guest services. Jennifer earned Bachelors degrees in English/Journalism and in Theatre from Miami University, as well as Masters degrees in Journalism and Health Education from The Ohio State University.
Jennifer and her husband, Steve (an attorney with Graydon Head), are both former Peace Corps volunteers. They have two daughters, Hadley and Beatrice, and a son, Hugh.
Mike Allen joined our House as Director of Operations after working for the Lexington Ronald McDonald House in the same position for eight years. In addition to overseeing the guest services and volunteer teams, Mike served as the Acting Executive Director for over a year during their leader’s medical leave. He also managed their HR and earned his SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resource Management. Mike is an enthusiastic, innovative leader who exemplifies the RMHC mission and is incredibly passionate about serving our guest families and our team.
Mike graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in political science. He and his wife Camille, a special education teacher, have a daughter, Claudia.
Michelle Steed joined the House as Director of Development in May 2017. She has had an impressive career in fundraising, all of which has been focused on building strong relationships. Michelle spent 11 years at the local chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, including eight-years as executive director. During her tenure, she increased major gifts revenue by 40 percent and overall net income by 132 percent, leading the local LLS to be the top growth chapter in the country. Most recently, Michelle served as vice president for client success at DonorDrive, which offers peer-to-peer fundraising software and services.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in electronic media. She is a member of the Institutional Review Board at Cincinnati Children’s and is a former member of The Valley Temple board and the Hoxworth Blood Center and WCPO advisory boards. She was also a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 38.
Michelle and her husband, Dave, have two sons, Sam and Charlie.
Mike Weinberg became our Director of Volunteers in August 2015, joining us after an impressive career in marketing and public relations in which he applied his expertise in project management and creative writing to design and implement innovative campaigns. We first learned of Mike’s heart for our House when he chaired several outside fundraising events that raised over $400,000 to help care for our guest families. We were thrilled when he decided to make his passion his full-time work and join our House. He was a 2016 “Forty Under 40” award recipient.
Mike was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his degree in Communications and Writing from Columbia College in Chicago. Mike and his wife, Kristin, a photographer, live in Old Milford.
Mimi Richmond joined our staff in February 2001 as our Business Director & Grantwriting Specialist. Prior to joining our House, Mimi was the Managing Director for Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre. During her tenure there, she facilitated the theatre’s growth to triple its budget.
Mimi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Wooster and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. She and her husband, Russell White, who is the creative dramatics teacher at The Seven Hills School, have two children, Justin and Rachel, as well as three pets, Annie, Stripes and Sammy.
Kristen Klein, Director of Marketing & Communications, has been with the House since April 2016. She has 20+ years of experience in crafting communications for corporate and non-profit organizations such as Avon Products and St. Vincent de Paul.
Kristen earned her bachelors degree in journalism from Ohio University and a masters degree in business administration from Xavier University. She lives in Lebanon with her husband, Andy, and two children.
Melissa Stier came to our House in 2010 after relocating from Columbus, OH. After starting with us as a guest services coordinator, she was quickly moved to a position that allowed her to showcase her passion and experience in human resources. As Director of Human Resources, Melissa brings 10+ years in corporate and non-profit HR and consulting to our House.
Melissa holds a bachelors degree in business administration /management information systems from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She lives on the east side of Cincinnati with her husband, Matt, and two boys, Carson and Camden.