Meet Us

WOW! Pals

Suzanne BarbatiSuzanne Barbati, President & Executive Director x109


Colleen RubyColleen Ruby, Operations Manager x106

Laura Laura B. Olivier, Finance Manager

OH WOW! EDUtainers

spaceballRalf Urbach, Sr EDUtainer – Programs & Outreach x105

jazzmine Jazzmine Guzman, Sr EDUtainer – Technology & Data x116

Francine Hazy, EDUtainer – Events & Programming x107

Angela Pandolph, EDUtainer x100


Aislinn Janek, Sr EDUtainer – Inventory Specialist

Ciera Flickenger, EDUtainer

Alex Rubino, Sr EDUtainer – Facilities x107

Cody Stoll, Sr EDUtainer – Education x104

Elanie Huncik, Jr EDUtainer – Afterschool

Hailey Brown, Jr EDUtainer – Volunteer x108

Steven Hall, Jr EDUtainer

Jamison Ritter, Jr EDUtainer – Afterschool


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

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 20180319_121302

From left back row: Suzanne Barbati, Bruce Sherman, Charles George, Yvonne Lipinsky, Megan Wagner Ingram.
From left front row: Ellie Platt, Nils Johnson, David Wilschek, Mark Peters (past board chair), Frank Rulli, Shanna Chasebi, Carmella Minnie, Christine Papa.
Not pictured:  Julie Downie, Gregg Sturrus, Tim Petrey, Ron Faniro, Steve Giangiordano, Rev. Lewis Macklin, Cheryl Mcarthur, and Merry Wagner.