Barb Ewing

Chief Executive Officer

Barb joined the YBI after eight years working in Congressman Tim Ryan’s office in the position of Economic Development Director. Prior to that, she was VP of Public Policy for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, where she lobbied to bring state and federal funding back to the Mahoning Valley for community development projects. She is pleased to be teamed up again with Jim Cossler, who was her first boss at the Better Business Bureau (and who was still willing to hire her, in spite of having worked with her previously!).

Barb’s position at YBI builds on all of those professional experiences, as she works to secure funding to expand both the physical campus and operations of the organization, oversees daily operations and continues to build on the collaborative relationship YBI currently enjoys.

A Mahoning Valley native, Barb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University and a Master’s degree from Capella University.

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Barb Ewing

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Cossler

Jim Cossler

Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence

Colleen Kelly

Colleen Kelly

Senior Director of Organizational Advancement

Heidi Ruby

Heidi Ruby

Director of Operations

Corey Patrick

Director of Marketing and Communications

Gianna Serra - Client Services Manager

Gianna Serra

Client Services Manager

advanced manufacturing team

Stephanie Gaffney

Stephanie Gaffney

Director of Advanced Manufacturing Programs

Michael Bianco

Michael Bianco

Engineering Project Manager, Advanced Manufacturing

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Dylan Negro

Engineering Project Associate, Advanced Manufacturing

Rich Lonardo

Rich Lonardo

Additive Manufacturing Project Manager

minority & Small business assistance team

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Vern Richberg, CBA

Regional Director, Minority Business Assistance Center

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Carmella Williams, CBA

Director of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

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Aaron Adair, CBA

Counselor, Minority Business Assistance Center

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Tia Toles

Coordinator, Minority Business Assistance Center

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Stephanie Gilchrist

Director, Women in Entrepreneurship Program

Entrepreneurs in Residence

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Heather Hall

Entrepreneur in Residence,
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Sally Schriner

Entrepreneur in Residence,
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Bob Sopko

Bob Sopko

Entrepreneur in Residence,
Digital

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Tim Fahey

Entrepreneur in Residence, Additive Manufacturing

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