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

Bri Davis, EDUtainer – Events & Programming x101

Francine Hazy, EDUtainer – Events & Programming x107

Angela Pandolph, EDUtainer – Memberships x100

Tara Pickens, EDUtainer – Volunteers x108


We are a community resource, serving more than 356,898 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 2018 Board of Directors

Chair,  Bruce E. Sherman, Sherman Promotions, Inc.

Vice Chair, Charles T. George, HAPCO, Inc.

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

Secretary, Nils Peter Johnson, Esq., Johnson & Johnson Law Office

Immediate Past Chair, Klaus-Mark Peters, Fireline, Inc.

Shanna Chasebi, FactSet Research Systems

Julie Stein Downie, WOWtastic Community Volunteer

Ronald Cornell Faniro, NCARB, Faniro Architects, Inc.

Steve Giangiordano, Retired Executive

Megan Wagner Ingram, Thomas P. Miller Associates

Yvonne M. Lipinsky, Trumbull County Educational Service Center

Rev. Lewis Macklin, Holy Trinity Baptist Church

Cheryl L. McArthur, Mahoning County ESC

Joseph S. Nohra, Jr., Liberty School District

Christine Zeller Papa, Esq., Roth Blair Roberts Strasfeld & Lodge

Tim Petrey, CPA, HD Davis CPSs, LLC

Ellie Platt, MBA, Platt Insurance Group

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

Merry Wagner, CIC, Macchione Richardson Insurance Agency

David Wilschek, Dinesol Plastics

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, Megan Wagner Ingram, Tim Petrey, David Wilschek and Frank Rulli