Meet Us

 WOW! Pals

Suzanne BarbatiPresident & Executive Director, Suzanne Barbati
director@OHWOWKids.org
Colleen RubyDirector of Visitor Services, Colleen Ruby
technology@OHWOWKids.org
spaceball
Facilities Assistant & Education Facilitator, Ralf Urbach
wowfacilitator@ohwowkids.org
LauraAccountant, Laura B. Olivier

finance@OHWOWKids.org

jazzmineTechnology Coordinator, Jazzmine Guzman              

intern@ohwowkids.org

OH WOW!  EDUtainers

Mark Holland

Mark Holland

Jenne Battaglia

        Jenne Battaglia

Sorina Fatu

Sorina Fatu

 

 

WELCOME TO OH WOW!

We are a community resource, serving more than 273,000 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!

Gratefully,
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.

Fred Alexander
WOWtastic Community Member

Shanna Chasebi
FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

Heidi Daniel
Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County

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
Columbiana County Educational Service Center

Rev. Lewis Macklin, Jr.
WOWtastic Community Member

Cheryl L. McArthur
Mahoning County Educational Service Center

Joseph A. Nohra, Jr
Youngstown City Schools

Christine Zeller Papa
Roth Blair Roberts Strasfeld & Lodge

Ellie Platt, MBA
Platt Insurance Group

W. Gregg Sturrus
Associate Dean of STEM, 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