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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.

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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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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.

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Jennifer Evans is the Housing Program Manager for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, Jenn collaborates with a team of professional staff to implement YNDC's Emergency Repair and Roof Replacement programs and assists with the administration of YNDC's Strategic Acquisition and Rehabilitation program.

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Alex Viglio is the Housing Counselor for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, Alex implements financial empowerment programming, including outreach, intake, scheduling, file management, counseling of clients, and reporting.

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Susan Payton is the Glenwood Fresh Market Manager for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

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Sara Tkac, Marketing Assistant

Sara Tkac is the Marketing Assistant for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Sara assists with the completion of photographic documentation, social media posts, website updates, and publication layout.

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Nikos Hodnicky is the Program Assistant for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. He assists the Neighborhood Stabilization Director with a variety of tasks necessary to clean up and stabilize vacant properties in Youngstown’s neighborhoods and to organize residents and community partners around quality-of-life issues affecting neighborhoods. This work includes a variety of office, research, and field assignments.  

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Kayshia Washington works with staff, partners, neighborhood leaders, and community volunteers to involve residents in YNDC’s work; activate community space; advance neighborhood safety; and keep residents and partners informed about YNDC’s programs, services, and activities across the city. 

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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 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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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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Juan Morales is a Grass Cutting and Clean Up Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

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Juan Tejada Tavera is a Grass Cutting and Clean Up Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

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Earnest Croom is a Grass Cutting and Clean Up Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

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Adam Wagner is a Grass Cutting and Clean Up Team Member for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

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Patricia Stokes is a Neighborhood Steward for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Under the supervision of the Neighborhood Stabilization Director, Patricia collaborates with the YNDC team to mobilize residents and stakeholders to take collective action to improve citywide housing quality and neighborhood conditions and help to develop neighborhood leaders.

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Anika Jacobs-Green is a Glenwood Fresh Market Associate for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Anika assists in the operation of the Glenwood Fresh Market and creates a welcoming environment to achieve program service goals including: increasing access to fresh food, inspiring healthy eating, and maintaining a clean, organized and functional environment.

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Henrietta Lewis is a Glenwood Fresh Market Associate for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation. Anika assists in the operation of the Glenwood Fresh Market and creates a welcoming environment to achieve program service goals including: increasing access to fresh food, inspiring healthy eating, and maintaining a clean, organized and functional environment.

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