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

Siobhan Bacha

Marketing Communications Coordinator

 

David Baker

David Baker

Prospect Researcher

Chris Bosela

Chris Bosela

Gift Accounting Coordinator

Angela Stana

Angela Catullo
Annual Giving Coordinator

 

Heather Chunn

Heather Chunn

VP Operations & H.R.

Youngstown State University Foundation

Ryan Cochran

Associate Development Officer

 

Kelly Hyden

Kelly Cramer

Endowment Finance Coordinator

 

Youngstown State University Foundation

Erik Engartner

Gift Processing 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

Lisa Reardon

Lisa Reardon

Office Manager

Youngstown State University Foundation

Skye Tancer

Development Officer

 

Tiffanie Thomas

Tiffanie Thomas

Endowment Stewardship Coordinator

 

Andrew Zajac

Andrew Zajac

Development Officer

Board of Trustees

The Expectations of a YSU Foundation Board Member

The Board of Trustees is that group of persons vested with the authority to conduct the affairs of this Corporation. The qualifications for becoming and remaining a Trustee of this Corporation are as follows:

  • Candidates must be nominated by a current Trustee in good standing.
  • Trustees shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees.
  • Each Trustee shall hold office for a term of three (3) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified, or until his/her earlier resignation, removal from office or death.  
  • Each Trustee must be re-nominated at the end of his/her term.  
  • Re-nomination will be subject to a review of the Trustee’s engagement throughout the completed term by the Governance and Board Trustees Committee.  
  • The Annual Meeting is held on the second Monday of May and other meetings of the Corporation shall be held on the fourth Monday in September and January, unless otherwise rescheduled by the Executive Committee.
  • Board members are required to actively serve on no less than one (1) and no more than three (3) committees. 
  • Annual philanthropic contributions are expected but not required.
  • An individual must be a responsible member of his/her community who has an interest in fostering the goals and purposes of the Corporation.
  • A Trustee is encouraged, but is not required, to be an alumnus of Youngstown State University.
  • A Trustee will be considered, among other things, based on the skill set, experience, and other relevant factors that she/he brings to the Corporation.

YSU Foundation Board Members

2022-2024 Officers
Mr. Ed Muransky, Chair
Mr. Nader Atway, Vice Chair
Mr. Frank Hierro, Immediate Past Chair
Atty. Jude Nohra, Secretary
Mr. Ben Keck, Assistant Secretary
Mr. Theodore Schmidt, Treasurer
Mr. John Moliterno, Assistant Treasurer

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

Board Members
Mr. Pete Asimakopoulos
Mr. Nader Atway
Ms. Nancy Beeghly
Ms. Germaine Bennett
Dr. A. Gary Bitonte
Mr. Richard Blase
Mr. Lee Burdman
Atty. Martha Bushey
Ms. Capri Cafaro
Ms. Nikki Carter

Mr. Thomas J. Cavalier
Mr. Domenic L. Constantini
Mr. Alan W. Cope
Atty. Alfred J. Fleming
Mr. Thomas J. Fleming
Dr. John F. Geletka
Mr. James Geller
Mr. Stephen J. Gurgovits
Mr. Frank Hierro
Mr. Benjamin Keck
Dr. Chander Kohli
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
Dr. Kathleen Padgitt
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. Anthony M. Cafaro
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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