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Mindy came to Lexington from Raleigh, North Carolina. In Raleigh, she served as the Director of Operations at the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, after a successful 10 months as the Financial Resource Development Director. Having moved to Raleigh in 2016, Mindy was brought to the Jewish community through her role as the Senior Development Director at the March of Dimes and her years in the hospitality industry as the owner/operator of the Emenar Serving Company for 20 years in South Florida.
Mindy continues to be an active volunteer in PTA for the past 28 years, currently serving on the National PTA Governance Committee. As a past State President for Florida PTA, today Mindy serves as a consultant and committee member on the Board of Directors. Mindy was selected as the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2011 National PTA Convention. She was honored as the first National PTA Advocate in 2015 and acknowledged with a National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award, just to mention a few! She also developed programs that address bullying and to help raise awareness of the Childhood Obesity Crisis. Her passion is building leaders and creating an inclusive environment for all.
As a passionate leader Mindy also served as a board member of the KidSafe Foundation in Boca Raton, FL a nonprofit bringing awareness and keeping children safe from sexual abuse.
Mindy is a lifelong martial artist. Along with her family, Haastyle Martial Arts Academy was born and follows them throughout their travels. Through the years Mindy has been invited to build leadership, assist in company growth and development in numerous for-profit companies.
She loves a cup of coffee accompanied with a good conversation and is looking forward to meeting the members of the Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass community.
“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader” -Aristotle
Daniel joined the JFB team in July 2016 after having assisted with a variety of Federation initiatives, including Yom Ha’Atzmaut festivities and coordinating Young Bluegrass Jews (YBJ) programming. His local involvement came shortly after a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip in 2012, where he fell in love with the Jewish community. Daniel has been active at Temple Adath Israel (TAI) through Generation TAI, the Temple’s chavurah for adults ages 20-40. His role with JFB includes working on Shalom Magazine and Shalom Events, managing JFB’s website and social media accounts, and assisting with YBJ outreach and programming.
She returned with her family to her parents’ home state of Kansas when her father retired from the Air Force and graduated from Kansas State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. Paula has always been dedicated to helping others but her passion lies in assisting the elderly. Her 30-year career includes working in nursing homes in Kansas, Iowa and Florida in long-term and skilled care, physical rehabilitation and psychiatric care. She has also worked in home care as a Case Manager in Iowa, a Humana Care Manager, and Care Coordinator at Comfort Keepers in Lexington.
Paula, husband Eli, and twin sons Henri and Matthew moved to Lexington in 2000 and found a warm and welcoming home at Temple Adath Israel. Though she hasn’t been heavily involved in the community in recent years, she’s very excited about returning and serving in a much more active role.
Paula also helps her husband in their business with editing, writing, and distribution of TravelHost of the Bluegrass magazine. Eli is the love of her life as well as her sons, but in close second is their beloved dog, Lexi. An avid animal-lover, Paula also enjoys reading, attending concerts with music of all varieties and traveling.