2019 Menorah Heritage Foundation Board of Directors
John Goldberg, MD, President
Andrew Kaplan, Executive Vice President
Dan Stolper, Vice President, Investments
Edward Goldstein, Vice President, Grants
Howard Mayer, Vice President, Grants
Margie Robinow, Vice President, Incubation
Barbara MacArthur, RN, MN, Treasurer
Scott Slabotsky, Secretary
Howard Wizig, Immediate Past President
Stanley Brand, MD
Jeffrey Kramer, MD
Juan Rangel, Jr.
Rita M. Cortes | Executive Director
Rita became Executive Director in July, 2015. Her prior professional experience includes practicing law with Seigfreid Bingham, P.C., where she was a shareholder, and Hoffman Cortes Contracting Company, where she served as president. Rita’s community involvement includes prior board service and leadership roles with diverse organizations in the greater Kansas City business and civic communities, as well as the Jewish community. In addition, she serves as a mentor in the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and tutors B’nai Mitzvah students at Congregation Beth Shalom.
913.327.8109 | Email Rita
Kim Lewis | Program Officer
Kim Lewis joined our predecessor foundation, the Jewish Heritage Foundation in December, 2013. She previously served as Special Events Coordinator for the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City for eight years. Before moving back to Kansas City in 2002, Kim spent six years as Director of Administration for the Bureau of Jewish Education, Orange County, California. Kim brings to the Foundation an extensive knowledge of Jewish and General communal nonprofit organizations. Kim earned her BS in Event and Recreation Management from the University of Kansas.
913.327.4623 | Email Kim
Mirra Klausner| Grants Manager
Mirra Klausner joined the Menorah Heritage Foundation in June, 2018.
913.327.4638 | Email Mirra