Our Staff

Millie Jasper
Executive Director

Steven Goldberg
Co-Director of Education

Julia Scallero
Co-Director of Education

Lana Pattinson
Director of Marketing

Board of Directors

Valerie Moore O'Keeffe

First Vice Chair
Emily Cohen

Vice Chairs
Gary Joseph
Barbara Berger Tartell

Joseph Kaidanow

Andrew R. Benerofe

Board Members
Elie Abemayor, M.D.
David A. Alpert
Sean Coffey
Paul Elliot
Frances Ginsberg, Ph.D.
Ellen Bachner Greenberg
Barbara Lewis Kaplan
Rita Lowenstein
Harris Markhoff
Karin Meyers
Mitchell Ostrove
Lisa Rosenshein
Lilly Singer
Daniel P. Weinreb

Advisory Board
Scott Baken
Grace Bennett
Richard Berman
Hon. Noam Bramson
Sonja Muller Cooper
Michele Rees Finn
Marcia Gordon, Ph.D.
Sheldon Grebstein, Ph.D.
Haina Just-Michael
Lee Katz, Ph.D.
Abigail Kirsch
Lee Laster
Barry Ogowetsky
Susan Rothschild
Irwin Winsten
Rabbi Amiel Wohl

Executive Director
Millie Jasper


Chairperson Emeritus
Irwin Weiner*
Michael Margulies
Richard Laster
Eugene Grant
David A. Alpert


Millie Jasper


Millie can be reached at or at 914.696.0738

Executive Director

Millie is the Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC).   She is a past president of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester in Croton-on-Hudson where she oversaw infrastructure changes both in administration and programming.  She currently serves on the Executive Board and chairs the Liturgy Committee.  She also serves as the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Community Vice-Chair and is a member of the Board of Westchester Jewish Council (WJC).  She is co-chair for the AJC Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast.

Additionally, she has been a volunteer for over twenty-five years in a variety of capacities.  Among her accomplishments are leading members of the local interfaith community to the "Save Darfur" rally in Washington, D.C. and chairing the committee that delivered over $54,000 of needed supplies to victims of Katrina.  Millie served on the Executive Board at Temple Beth Abraham where she also chaired most of the temple’s committees.  Millie was a member of the Board of Trustees at Soundview Preparatory School.

Previously Millie worked in the administrative offices at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, at the real estate department at Lifetime Television Network and was the Public Relations Project Coordinator at Soundview Preparatory School.

She earned her B.A. at the University of Rochester and lives with her husband, Richard in Westchester County where they raised their two children.

Steve Goldberg

Co-Director of Education

Steve Goldberg has served as chairperson of the Social Studies department at New Rochelle High School for the past 26 years; he is a recent president of the National Council for the Social Studies and he is currently the president of the Westchester Lower Hudson Council for the Social Studies. He has participated in several study trips to Germany and in July, 2012 Mr. Goldberg led an Educators’ Study Trip to Germany and Poland sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center.

Steve can be reached at or at 914.696.0738

Julia Scallero

Co-Director of Education

Julia Scallero served as a chairperson of the Social Studies department at North Salem High School for 8 years and taught in that district for 36 years.  She is a recipient of the Louis Yavner Teacher Award for Teaching about the Holocaust and Other Human Rights Violations and she is a former president of the Westchester Council for the Social Studies.  Ms. Scallero participated in an educator’s study trip to Germany and was a member of the HHREC’s committee which designed an interdisciplinary Holocaust curriculum for high school students.

Julia can be reached at or at 914.696.0738

To book speakers contact:
Bette Sparago
Director of Speakers Bureau