meet our team

We are a dedicated team, and our philosophy is simple:

To work together in order to assist you in your commitment to supporting YSU and its students. Whatever your interests are, our experienced staff will ensure you are met with the best service to achieve your philanthropic needs.

David Baker

David Baker

Prospect Researcher

Chris Bosela

Chris Bosela

Gift Accounting Coordinator

Heather Chunn

Heather Chunn

VP Operations & H.R.

Youngstown State University Foundation

Erik Engartner

Gift Processing Coordinator & H.R. Assistant

Kelly Hyden

Kelly Hyden

Endowment Finance Coordinator

Paul McFadden

Paul McFadden
President

Len Morris

Len Morris

Controller

Brian Nord

Brian Nord
Sr. Development Officer

Diane Playforth

Diane Playforth

Sr. Business Manager

Stacy Quiñones

Stacy Quiñones
Communications Coordinator

Lisa Reardon

Lisa Reardon

Office Manager

Youngstown State University Foundation

Tracy Schuler Vivo

Development Officer

Angela Stana

Angela Stana
Annual Giving Coordinator

Tiffanie Thomas

Tiffanie Thomas

Endowment Stewardship Coordinator

Andrew Wingard

Andrew Wingard
Development Officer

Andrew Zajac

Andrew Zajac

Development Officer

Board of Trustees

The YSU Foundation Board of Trustees is a governing board comprised of 43 individual volunteers. Board members help foster the YSU Foundation’s mission, which is to pursue, manage and distribute resources to support scholarships and student initiatives and the growth and development of Youngstown State University.

Board members are appointed by the entire board and serve three-year terms, with a maximum of four full terms. Their commitment and generosity have propelled fundraising efforts, developed strategic planning, and strengthened Foundation operations throughout various committees.

2020-2022 Officers
Mr. Frank Hierro, Chair
Mr. Ed Muransky, Vice Chair
Ms. Mary Beth Houser, Secretary
Mr. Nader Atway, Assistant Secretary
Mr. Pete Asimakopoulos, Treasurer
Mr. Doug Sweeney, Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Paul McFadden, President (Ex Officio)

General Counsel
Atty. E.C. Thornton, Jr.

Board Members
Mr. Pete Asimakopoulos
Mr. Nader Atway
Ms. Nancy Beeghly
Dr. A. Gary Bitonte
Mr. Richard Blase
Mr. Lee Burdman
Martha Bushey
Mr. Anthony M. Cafaro, Sr.
Ms. Nikki Carter

Mr. Thomas J. Cavalier
Dr. Y.T. Chiu, Jr.
Mr. Domenic L. Constantini
Mr. Alan W. Cope
Ms. Millicent S. Counts
Dr. Sergul Erzurum
Atty. Alfred J. Fleming
Mr. Thomas J. Fleming
Dr. John F. Geletka
Mr. James Geller
Mr. Stephen J. Gurgovits
Mr. Frank Hierro
Atty. Mary Beth Houser
Mr. Mitchell J. Joseph
Mr. Benjamin Keck
Ms. Jocelyne Kollay Linsalata
Mr. John Moliterno
Mr. Garry L. Mrozek
Mr. Edward W. Muransky
Ms. Elba Navarro
Atty. Jude Nohra
Atty. Carl A. Nunziato
Mr. Anthony J. Payiavlas

Atty. John L. Pogue
Mr. William Poole
Atty. Richard J. Schiraldi
Mr. Theodore Schmidt
Mr. Scott Schulick
Atty. James J. Sisek
Mr. Martin Solomon
Mr. Douglas V. Sweeney
Dr. Rajiv Taneja
Mr. Richard B. Thompson
Mr. Stuart Wise

Trustee Emeriti
Mrs. Eleanor Beecher-Flad*
Mr. William M. Cafaro*
Atty. Richard P. McLaughlin*
Mr. Joseph S. Nohra*
Mr. William Roesti
Mr. Clarence R. Smith, Jr*
Mr. William L. Spencer*
Mr. Frank C. Watson*
Mr. Bud Williamson
Mr. G. Leo Winger*

*Deceased

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655 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44502

330.941.3211

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# 34-6576610