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.
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.
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% and overall net income by 132%, 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.
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 received his degree in Communications and Writing from Columbia College in Chicago.
Joe Davy joined Ronald McDonald House as our Finance Director in July 2018. After 12 years in public accounting, he built an impressive 20+ year career in not-for-profit finance and operations, including work with the Children’s Hunger Alliance, Planned Parenthood, the Columbus AIDS Task Force and most recently with the Victory Fund in Washington, D.C.
Joe graduated from Miami University with a degree in accounting and received his Master of Taxation from Capital University.
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.
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.