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Boards and Appointments

Fireline Incorporated

Board of Directors  2013-Present

Fireline is a manufacturer of ceramic products for the aerospace industry. Fireline has roughly $30M in sales and 100 employees. The Board sets policy for the company, including investment and strategic decisions. My technical background helps to provide guidance on new products being considered for development and process improvements in existing product lines. YSU has had a major role in the development of their TCON product, which provides the company significant growth potential in the automotive sector.

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Advanced Methods in Innovation

Founding member    2010 - present


AMI develops and markets STEM educational programs for the K-12 audience, with a particular emphasis on underrepresented high school students. With a focus on 3D printing as a tool to enhance the learning potential, AMI has developed a series of learning modules that can be integrated into the curriculum. These projects utilize hands-on learning to teach engineering design concepts, empowering students and teachers for creative innovation in the digital age.

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Youngstown Business Incubator

Board of Directors  2007-2019

YBI is ranked among the best in the world for University-associated incubators according to the University Business Incubator Index. They have had significant success supporting start-ups in business-to-business software, including Turning Technologies, a 300 employee company located on the YBI campus in downtown Youngstown. Recent collaboration with the YSU STEM College, and their activity as landlord for America Makes, has allowed for expansion into advanced and additive manufacturing. This collaboration has brought national and international attention to the area through the development of new additive manufacturing technologies, and the development of the first two spin-out companies from the YSU STEM College.

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OH Wow! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology

Board of Directors    2008 - 2014


OH Wow was dedicated as a children’s hands-on STEM museum at its new location in downtown Youngstown in 2011. The Board identified its new mission, raised over $2,000,000 in donor funding, rented space in a downtown facility, renovated the facility, and invested in new exhibits. The relocation of the center has been recognized as a key element in the revitalization of downtown Youngstown. The center is a leader for K-6 informal science education throughout the Mahoning Valley, with over 10,000 student visits per year. My commitment to the STEM mission, and my ability to involve STEM faculty and students in the development of exhibits, student and technical support for its operation, and general support in the community, was a critical underlying factor that allowed the new facility to thrive.

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Mercy Health Systems

Youngstown Region Executive Board    2017 - 2019
Strategic Development Committee       2016 - 2019


Mercy Health is the largest provider of health services in the State of Ohio. The Board of Directors is comprised of committed local community volunteers who are responsible for oversight of the organization's mission, focused on effectiveness, human resources, strategy development, financial plans, health-care quality and patient safety, and compliance with audit and corporate responsibility regulations and policies. As a member of the strategic development committee, we review performance metrics and programmatic development plans, in advance of presentation to the full Mercy Health Board.

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