Meet the team

JOHN BARKER
President & CEO

jbarker@ohiorestaurant.org

STEVE KIRK
Director of Finance & IT

skirk@ohiorestaurant.org

TOD BOWEN
Managing Director of member Growth & Government Affairs

tbowen@ohiorestaurant.org

KAITLIN STEPHENS
Senior Manager of Administration, HR & Strategic Project Management

kstephens@ohiorestaurant.org

MAUREEN O'ROURKE
Managing Director of Marketing & Communications

morourke@ohiorestaurant.org

HOMA MOHEIMANI
manager of media & Communications

hmoheimani@ohiorestaurant.org

LAURA MORRISON
Director of Employer and Foodservice Safety & Certification

lmorrison@ohiorestaurant.org

CARA LISENBY
Senior Manager of Member Services & retention 

clisenby@ohiorestaurant.org

SHOSHANNA GROSS 
Manager of major Events

sgross@ohiorestaurant.org

MINDY USHER
Member sales & Growth Specialist

musher@ohiorestaurant.org

DEB SEIPLE
Trade show Manager, Mid-America Restaurant Expo

dseiple@ohiorestaurant.org

PATRICIA HALPER
Executive Director, ORA Education Foundation

phalper@ohiorestaurant.org

DANIELLE BELL
administrative Assistant & Office support, ora education foundation

dbell@ohiorestaurant.org

STEPH MAZZOCCO
Manager of Programs & Events, ORA Education Foundation

smazzocco@ohiorestaurant.org

JENNIFER NIEUWSTADT
Coordinator of Member services & retention

jniewstadt@ohiorestaurant.org

MELISSA DEGRAW
Director of Development & Growth

mdegraw@ohiorestaurant.org