OH WOW! board elects new members, officers

Staff report


The OH WOW! Board of Directors recently elected new board members and new officers.

New board members include Carmela Ballone of Cohen & Company; Yvonne M. Lipinsky, an educator and administrator with Columbiana County Educational Services Center; Klaus-Markus Peters of Fireline, Inc.; David H. Turner of FirstEnergy Corp.; Simon P. Werle of PNC Financial Services Group and Margaret J. Woodyard of Time Warner Cable.

Officers are Bruce Sherman, Sherman Creative Promotions, chairman; Merry Gubany Wagner, Macchione Richardson Insurance Agency, vice-chairwoman; Frank Rulli, Faniro Architects, Inc., treasurer; and Martin Abraham, Youngstown State University College of STEM, secretary.

Outgoing board members, Ronald Cornell Faniro, Faniro Architects, Inc. and Madonna Chism Pinkard, 21 WFMJ-TV, received a crystal etched “OH WOW! Service Award” for fostering and supporting the idea that led to the creation of OH WOW!, providing hands-on STEM EDUtainment to children of all ages, and the development of the OH WOW! Moment, hosted by WFMJ on Sunday’s “Community Connections.”

The Barbara Abraham Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Bill Florig by Abraham, with deep appreciation for his dedication of time and commitment to furthering the mission of OH WOW!

“We have served more than 53,500 visitors since opening 19 months ago,” Sherman said.

“The appointment of these individuals to our volunteer governing Board of Directors provides OH WOW! with the human resources to continue our progress,” said Sherman.

OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology is a not-for-profit HANDS-ON interactive children’s museum focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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