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Executive Committee




John T. Mercer

Senior Gift Officer, Mercy Health Foundation – Mahoning Valley


Vice President



Joseph L. Mosca, PhD

Administrator Emeritus, Youngstown State University





Robert B. Gardner

Associate Vice President/Investments, Stifel The Bennett/Gardner Group




Sharon A. Stringer, PhD

Applied Developmental Psychology, Professor Emerita, Department of Psychological Sciences & Counseling, Youngstown State University


Immediate Past President Atty. Brian J. Macala

Attorney, Private Practice


Board Members

  Atty. John Ams

Attorney At Law, Private Practice


  Lynnette H. Bilal

Part-time Instructor and Counselor, Youngstown State University Department of Social Work; Counselor, Gloris A. Griffin Counseling Services


  Rick Dearing

Retired President-CEO, Dearing Compressor


  Erica Brown Fire

Executive Director, ACLD School and Learning Center; Counselor


  Amanda Frost

Business Banking Relationship Manager, KeyBank; Real Estate Agent


  Chrysann Mitzel

MSEd, LPCC-S, Comprehensive Psychiatry Group; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Training Supervision Designation (Secondary Consumer)


  David Oaks

Security Officer, Mercy Health


  Nikki Posterli

Chief of Staff, Mayor Jamael Tito Brown; Director of Community Planning and Economic Development, City of Youngstown


  Justin Rance

Union Representative, Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters


  Darren Thornton

External Auditor II, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations, Compliance Department




  Kenneth M. Tkatch (Advisory)

Owner, Range One Investors, LLC