Leadership

Rozalie Jerome

President & Executive Director, Holocaust Remembrance Association
National Director, March of Remembrance Texas

Raised in a conservative Jewish home, Rozalie is the child of Holocaust survivors rescued by Christians in Hungary. She has firsthand experience with the effects of transgenerational trauma and the healing that comes through honest discussion and reconciliation. Her family’s challenging history has compelled her to play a significant role in healing relationships between Jews, Christians, and our G-d.

Rozalie has extensive entrepreneurial experience in multiple businesses and organizations, as well as a strong background in public relations and motivational speaking. Her exceptional understanding of interfaith dynamics and cultural differences gives her valuable insights for collaborative initiatives and team-building. Generating creative ideas is her specialty – ingenuity is her middle name!

Rozalie and her husband Mitch are the Founders of The Crossover Project, and The Healing Room in Kingwood, Texas, as well as producers and co-hosts of “The Crossover” TV show, which airs worldwide in English, Spanish, and Russian.

Mitchell Jerome

Vice-President, Holocaust Remembrance Association

Together with his wife Rozalie, Mitch co-founded the Holocaust Remembrance Association. He also helped establish The Crossover Project, a non-profit organization formed to promote greater understanding of the differences and similarities between Jewish and Christian customs, history, and theology, with the ultimate purpose of disarming prejudice and intolerance. In addition, Mitch serves as CEO and President of Senior Source Insurance, LLC, a business designed to help seniors maneuver through the Medicare health maze.

Mitch values people and is happiest in the role of serving others. That quality is what makes him an outstanding leader. He actively supports his visionary wife in multiple projects. Together, Mitch and Rozalie have a history of pioneering various initiatives to promote education, understanding, and reconciliation, specifically within the Judeo-Christian community.

Stephen Ege

Project Manager, Holocaust Garden of Hope

Stephen Ege holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Master’s in Business Administration. He recently retired from Chevron Phillips Chemical Company in Kingwood, Texas. His work career spans assignments as a field production engineer in oil and gas, a refinery operations engineer, and a lead process design and start-up engineer for petrochemical plants in the U.S. and the Middle East. Experienced in serving in the capacity of financial officer or advisor for other organizations, Steve currently is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Holocaust Remembrance Association, as well as Project Manager for the Holocaust Garden of Hope.

Steve has a taste for adventure and enjoys mastering the details of new challenges.

Mary Newton

Secretary, Holocaust Remembrance Association

Mary says Holocaust history came to her at age of ten, as she watched the documentary The World at War, and the images of the Jewish victims were unforgettable. Her immediate reaction was strong, “it should not have happened!” Two years later, she met a Holocaust survivor in a store, and then later became acquainted with her and many others as she volunteered at the Holocaust Museum Houston.

Now she has joined the Holocaust Remembrance Association’s Board of Directors, and says, “I am delighted to be working on the Holocaust Garden of Hope project. The garden will be designed to educate visitors about the Holocaust in a welcoming and reflective green space for all ages, especially children – our future generation. Some may believe that children are too young to understand the Holocaust, but I did.”

Rachel Towns, M.D.

Director at Large, Holocaust Remembrance Association

Dr. Towns is a third-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors. She was instrumental in having her Aunt Agi, an Auschwitz survivor, share her traumatic story publicly for the first time at Creekwood Middle School. This event profoundly impacted Agi, Dr. Towns, and the lives of the students who had the privilege to hear the story first-hand.

Dr. Towns’ heart has always been to serve and help others which motivated her to become a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology at Care For Women in Kingwood, TX. She continues to sensitize hearts on the issues of the Holocaust as the director-at-large with the Holocaust Remembrance Association. One may also find her dancing in her spare time!