Sherri Jaffe Friedman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Most Valuable Kids of Greater Cincinnati. She has been the CEO of MVK since its inception in October 2005 and has been responsible for the growth of the organization, which has distributed over 90,000 tickets/experiences to deserving kids.  Recently, she was honored by the Cincinnati Enquirer as a 2014 Women of the Year for her work in the community.  Additionally, she has been honored for her work by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber as the 2012 Woman of the Year Runner-Up in the Non-Profit category and by PEOPLE Magazine and Major League Baseball as one of the 2009 All Stars Among Us winners. Sherri and her husband, Tedd, received the Lighthouse Beacon of Light Award in 2008 for their work with MVK. Sherri serves on the Jewish Film Festival Committee and is a past executive board of the Mayerson Jewish Community Center.   She is co-inventor of an award-winning juvenile product that can be found online and in retailers nationwide. Her current passion is the continued success of MVK Cincinnati as well as spending time with her two boys as well as volunteering at her boys schools: Seven Hills and Walnut Hills.

Stephanie M. Knarr is the Program Director of MVK Cincinnati. Her primary background is in Therapeutic Recreation, working with both children and adults with various disabling conditions. She has experience working in both clinical and community settings which include Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission’s Division of Therapeutic Recreation. She has collaborated with numerous non-profit agencies to implement programs, events and services for this population. Stephanie is most proud of her involvement within Recreation Inclusion, where she has spoken both locally and nationally on The Americans with Disabilities Act and accessibility for successful participation. Because of her background, she definitely recognizes the power of recreation in not only improving a child's quality of life, but also as a positive coping skill. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Science in Parks and Recreation Administration from Indiana University. She and her husband Rob, devote most of their free time enjoying their 4 children.  She can be contacted at

Julie A. Sheffer is the Special Events Coordinator at Most Valuable Kids. A graduate of the University of Dayton her primary background has been in marketing communications at two Fortune 500 companies. She most recently worked in the non-profit world as an outing leader for teens and adults with disabilities at Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati. She is excited to blend her previous work experience and her passion for inspiring youth in our community. Julie is looking forward to creating even more awareness of MVK in our community and more opportunities for people to help us in our mission to reward and inspire kids to dream big! She lives in Anderson Township with her husband, Scott, and their three children where they are active in sports, theater and all things outdoors.