Meet Us

WOW! Pals

Suzanne BarbatiSuzanne Barbati, President & Executive Director x109

Lisa Lisa Long, Associate Director x103

Colleen RubyColleen Ruby, Operations Manager x106

Laura Laura B. Olivier, Finance Manager

OH WOW! EDUtainers

spaceballRalf Urbach, Senior EDUtainer – Programs & Outreach x105

BriannaBrianna Wall,  Senior EDUtainer – Education,  Programs & Standards x104

jazzmine Jazzmine Guzman, Senior EDUtainer – Technology & Data x116

markMark Holland, EDUtainer

Doug Rutana, EDUtainer – Volunteer Coordinator x108

Peggy Webb, EDUtainer – Front Desk & Membership x100

Bri Davis, EDUtainer – Events & Programming x101

Francine Hazy, EDUtainer – Events & Programming x107


We are a community resource, serving more than 350,000 explorers since opening in May 2011.

We have been successful because of your support and the support of hundreds of individuals, foundations and corporations who believe that an investment in our children, their children, and their grandchildren is an investment in our community’s future.

On behalf of our volunteer Board of Directors, thank you!  We invite you to begin your journey of “EDUtainment” today and look forward to your next visit!


Suzanne Barbati, President & Executive Director


Meet Our 2017 Board of Directors

Chair, Mark Peters, Fireline Inc.

Vice Chair,  Bruce Sherman, CPA, Sherman Promotions, Inc.

Treasurer, Carmela Minnie, CPA, Cohen & Company, Ltd.

Secretary, Frank Rulli, Faniro Architects, Inc.

Shanna Chasebi, FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

Julie Stein Downie, WOWtastic Community Member

Ronald Cornell Faniro, Faniro Architects, Inc.

Charles T. George, Shareholder & CEO, HAPCO Inc.

Steve Giangiordano, Retired Executive

Nils Peter Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Law Office

Yvonne M. Lipinsky, Trumbull County Educational Service Center

Rev. Lewis Macklin, Jr., WOWtastic Community Member

Cheryl L. McArthur, Mahoning County Educational Service Center

Joseph A. Nohra, Jr, Liberty Schools

Christine Zeller Papa, Roth Blair Roberts Strasfeld & Lodge

Ellie Platt, MBA, Platt Insurance Group

W. Gregg Sturrus, Chair, Physics & Astronomy, YSU

Board 2017 cropped

From left back row: Nils Johnson, Fred Alexander, Carmela Minnie, Mark Peters, Ellie Platt, Heidi Daniel, Yvonne Lipinsky and Merry Wagner (past board chair).
From left middle row: Ron Faniro, Bruce Sherman, Steve Giangiordano, Joe Nohra, Chrissy Papa, Charles George, and Rev. Lewis Macklin.
From left front row: Shanna Chasebi, Suzanne Barbati and Cheryl Mcarthur
Not pictured:  Julie Downie, Gregg Sturrus and Frank Rulli