Meet the team

JOHN BARKER 
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President & CEO

jbarker@ohiorestaurant.org

STEVE KIRK
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Director of Finance & IT

skirk@ohiorestaurant.org

MAUREEN O'ROURKE
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Managing Director of Marketing & Communications

morourke@ohiorestaurant.org

KATIE PEPPLE

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

kpepple@ohiorestaurant.org

TOD BOWEN
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Managing Director of External Affairs & Government Relations

tbowen@ohiorestaurant.org

LAURA MORRISON

Managing Director of Membership & Employer/Food Safety

lmorrison@ohiorestaurant.org


MELISSA DEGRAW
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Director of Development & Growth
mdegraw@ohiorestaurant.org

Coming soon!

Communications Manager


SHOSHANNA GROSS

Director of Events & Programming

sgross@ohiorestaurant.org

PATRICIA HALPER

Executive Director, ORAEF & Ohio ProStart

phalper@ohiorestaurant.org

STEPH MAZZOCCO

ORAEF Manager of 

Events & Programs

smazzocco@ohiorestaurant.org

CHAD BJORNSON
Membership Retention Manager
cbjornson@ohiorestaurant.org
KEANNA CHATMAN

Accountant

kchatman@ohiorestaurant.org

JENNIFER BUSHBY
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Membership Recruitment Manager
jbushby@ohiorestaurant.org

DEBRA SEIPLE

Trade Show Manager

dseiple@ohiorestaurant.org