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Ian Beniston, Executive Director, YNDC

Ian Beniston is the Executive Director of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) and reports to YNDC’s Board of Directors. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Ian spent five years as YNDC’s Deputy Director. Ian is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. He is also responsible for the day to day operations of the organization. His duties include management of program staff, development of innovative programming, resource development, budgeting and finance, marketing and communication strategies, development of strong partnerships and relationships among diverse stakeholders, and organizational development.

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Tiffany Sokol, Housing Director

Tiffany Sokol is the Housing Director for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC). Under the direction of the Executive Director, she leads a team of professional staff in the development and implementation of housing programming, pursuit and administration of grant funding, financial management, and management of organizational communications and marketing.

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Jack Daugherty, Neighborhood Stabilization Director, YNDC

Jack Daugherty is the Neighborhood Stabilization Director for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC). Under the direction of the Executive Director, he leads a team of professional staff in the implementation and planning of neighborhood stabilization programming, pursuit of grant funding and other new funding sources, and the development of strategic initiatives.

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Tom Hetrick, Neighborhood Planner, YNDC

Tom Hetrick is the Neighborhood Planner for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC). Under the direction of the Executive Director, he collaborates with a team of professional staff to provide general planning services for the City of Youngstown, Ohio. The planning services include: development of a neighborhood planning needs assessment, neighborhood conditions report, community input report, neighborhood planning prioritization plan, and the development of comprehensive neighborhood plans.

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Liz Ifill, Office Manager, YNDC

Liz Ifill is the Office Manager for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC). Under the general direction of the Executive Director, she is responsible for running the office in an efficient and effective manner, handling necessary administrative, organizational, communication, and other functions for this fast paced and growing community development organization. She also assists with all aspects of the organization’s work under the direction of the Executive Director.

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Jennifer Evans is the Operations Assistant for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, Jenn collaborates with a team of professional staff to complete financial and operational tasks.

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Tammi Neuscheler is the Housing Client Manager for YNDC. Under the direction of the Housing Director, Tammi collaborates with a team of professionals to assist in the implementation of all housing, financial literacy, and community lending programming. She manages outreach and case management for all housing program clients, provides pre- and post- purchase housing and financial counseling, and facilitates homebuyer workshops.

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Leah Ifft is the Housing Program Assistant for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, Leah collaborates with a team of professional staff to manage all administrative tasks related to Housing Programming, including phone calls, paperwork, filing, and grant management.

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B'anca Littlejohn is a Housing Program Assistant for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, B'anca collaborates with a team of professional staff to manage all administrative tasks related to Housing Programming, including phone calls, paperwork, filing, and grant management.

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Nelly Driscoll is a Housing Program Assistant for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, Nelly collaborates with a team of professional staff to manage all administrative tasks related to Owner-Occupied Housing Programming, including phone calls, paperwork, filing, and grant management.

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Liam Carney is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Liam works with a team to complete housing rehabilitation projects to improve the quality of life in strategic Youngstown neighborhoods.

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Art Carter is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Art works with a team to complete emergency home repair projects for low-income owner-occupant homeowners.

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Rick Keller is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Rick works with a team to complete emergency home repair projects for low-income owner-occupant homeowners.

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Jeff Kramer is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Jeff works with a team to complete emergency home repair projects for low-income owner-occupant homeowners.

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Tom Morrison

Tom Morrison is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Tom works with a team to complete housing rehabilitation projects to improve the quality of life in strategic Youngstown neighborhoods.

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Mike Ondo, Construction Team Member

Mike Ondo is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Mike works with a team to complete housing rehabilitation projects to improve the quality of life in strategic Youngstown neighborhoods.

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Jeff Poling is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Jeff works with a team to complete emergency home repair projects for low-income owner-occupant homeowners.

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Joshua Potkay is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Joshua works with a team to complete housing rehabilitation projects to improve the quality of life in strategic Youngstown neighborhoods.

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Patrick Willis is a Construction Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the general supervision of the Housing Director, Patrick works with a team to complete housing rehabilitation projects to improve the quality of life in strategic Youngstown neighborhoods.

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Dontae Madison is a Grass Cutting and Clean Up Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the direction of the Neighborhood Stabilization Director, Dontae collaborates with a team of professional and labor staff in the implementation of large scale grass cutting and clean up of vacant homes, boarding of vacant housing, vacant lot management, basic construction, and other field and maintenance projects to improve the quality of life in strategic Youngstown neighborhoods.

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Juan Morales is a Grass Cutting and Clean Up Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the direction of the Neighborhood Stabilization Director, Juan collaborates with a team of professional and labor staff in the implementation of large scale grass cutting and clean up of vacant homes, boarding of vacant housing, vacant lot management, basic construction, and other field and maintenance projects to improve the quality of life in strategic Youngstown neighborhoods.

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Jordan Wolfe is a Neighborhood Organizer for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the direction of the Neighborhood Planner, Jordan collaborates with the YNDC team to coordinate grassroots neighborhood organizing campaigns related to safety and blight, works with residents to facilitate community workdays and positive events, and identifies and develops neighborhood leaders.

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Sean McRae is a Grass Cutting and Clean Up Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the direction of the Neighborhood Stabilization Director, Sean collaborates with a team of professional and labor staff in the implementation of large scale grass cutting and clean up of vacant homes, boarding of vacant housing, vacant lot management, basic construction, and other field and maintenance projects to improve the quality of life in strategic Youngstown neighborhoods.

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Linda Stouffer is the Housekeeping Team Member for YNDC. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, Linda cleans all YNDC office facilities and vacant rehabilitation projects.

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