YBI Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a who’s who of Mahoning Valley leaders in business, education and local government, all with a passion for growing the area’s economy and building a sustainable platform for innovation and job growth.

Executive Committee

Chairperson - James Dascenzo

CPA, Hill, Barth & King, LLC


Vice President, Ohio Structures

Treasurer Michelle Crawford

Market Chief Financial Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health Youngstown

Secretary - Stuart A. Strasfeld, Esq

Roth Blair

John Reed

VP/IT, CIO, AIM NationaLease

Michael Garvey

Owner, M-7 Technologies

Members, At-Large

Sam Huston

SVP at Huntington National Bank

Brien Smith

Provost, Youngstown State University

Kelly Wilkinson

Dean, Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University

Robert Wollet

Vice Pres. of Commercial Banking, PNC Bank

Bonnie Deutsch Burdman

Dir., Community Relations & Government Affairs, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

Joseph M. Chahine

Dir. of Sales, Healthcare at GBS Corporation

Sharon Woodberry

Economic Development Dir., City of Youngstown

Jeff Barber

Vice President, VEC Inc.

Lena Esmail

Chief Executive Officer and Owner, QUICKmed Urgent Care

Brian Jackson

SVP/CIO, Farmers National Bank

Paul Olivier

Akron Children's Hospital

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