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Kyle English, Executive Director

 

Kyle grew up in Calgary, Canada, moving to the United States in 2002 and to our region in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec, where he majored in Political Studies and minored in Business Administration and Economics.

 

After spending the first 13 years of his career in the financial services industry, where he worked for companies such as John Hancock, American Express, and Edward Jones, Kyle entered the non-profit sector in 2013.  While working with a local business incubator, he focused on finding different ways to connect college and high school students to the community through activities centered around starting their own businesses.

 

Kyle partnered with the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio while launching the above activities and was honored to be selected as the organization’s Executive Director in November of 2015. He is also an adjunct professor in the Entrepreneurship Department at Grove City College, where he helps to teach classes centered around Social Entrepreneurship.

 

Kyle’s wife, Yvonne, is the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Grove City College and also teaches as a Professor in the Entrepreneurship Department.

Nancy Jastatt-Juergens, Program Manager

With a primary focus on cultivating relationships and establishing philanthropic legacies,  Jastatt-Juergens’ knowledge and passion for the community makes her the ideal choice for this crucial position. She is passionate about "fostering relationships with potential donors, professional advisors and community and nonprofit groups to identify charitable objectives and establish appropriate funds that will have long-lasting positive effects on the community."

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Jastatt-Juergens was co-owner of Warren Printing, a family owned commercial printing business of 60 years. During her leadership, Warren Printing was awarded countless awards from the printing industry for outstanding quality and print innovation. Jastatt-Juergens was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Regional Chamber and was a recipient of the prestigious Athena Award. In 2004, Warren Printing joined HKM Direct Marketing of Cleveland, where Jastatt-Juergens served as Senior Account Representative facilitating business transition until 2007, when she was recruited by Trumbull County Probate Court.

Jastatt-Juergens understands the challenges and opportunities in this region having served for many years on numerous community boards and organizations. “Community service and helping others are strong values instilled in me by my parents. I have a passion for this region and a proven ability to work for positive change.”

Ms. Jastatt-Juergens was born and raised in Warren, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram College. She and her husband, Carl Juergens, share a love for animals, especially their horses, and enjoy downhill skiing together.

Dennis (Denny) J. Lieb, CPA, Director of Finance

 

Denny is a Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years experience in the accounting field. He was previously an audit partner with Black, Bashor and Porsch, LLP, VP Finance of Olsher Metals Processing Corp, CFO with Lube Holdings, Inc. and Director of Finance of Wholesome International, LLC.

 

Denny is actively involved in the Shenango Valley as Officer/Board Member of S.V.I.D.C., United Way of Mercer County, Strimbu Memorial Fund as well as numerous social and religious organizations.

Amy Atkinson, Director of Planned Giving

Amy Curren Atkinson is a native of Warren, Pennsylvania. She began her career in the trust department of Mellon Financial Corporation after graduating from Washington and Jefferson College.
 

In July 2005, Amy attained the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. She went on to work at First National Bank Corporation – First National Trust Company, where she advanced and eventually attained the position of Vice President as a Relationship Manager.
 

From there, Amy joined the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio in 2009 as the associate director where she utilized her expertise in donor relations across several counties.

 

She serves on numerous boards including Shenango Valley Foundation, Hope Center for Arts and Technology, Manchester Bidwell Corporation and VSEDC. Amy has dedicated her life to inspiring others to live their lives purposefully, passionately and generously.

Amber Currie, Controller

Amber is originally from Sharpsville, and is happy to be back in the Shenango Valley. Amber was previously with the Nugent Group in Hermitage and Dalko Resources in Sharpsville before taking a position with Neighborhood Development Services in Ravenna, Ohio. In addition to her role within the finance department at NDS, Amber worked with staff and members of the community to institute the IRS VITA program, providing free income tax preparation in Portage and Summit Counties, which continues to be a success.
 

A graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting, Amber lives in Poland, Ohio with her husband Tony, and her children Maxwell and Caraline.

Judy Radkowski, Director of Community and Donor Engagement

Judy joined the Community Foundation in September of 2016 and is excited to be working in the non-profit field to assist our local communities.
 

She graduated from Robert Morris University and prior to joining the Community Foundation, Judy most recently worked for Quaker Steak & Lube Franchising Corporation for 12 years and also previously spent 22 years working for The Wall Street Journal.
 

Judy and her husband, Paul, reside in West Middlesex where she raised her three children and has been active in many school, church, and community organizations. Her family now includes six grandchildren.

Linda Welch, Scholarship Administrator

 

Linda joined the Community Foundation in the summer of 2012 and prior to that was a small business owner for 16 years. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in a military family. When Linda’s father retired, they made Hermitage their home.

Linda attended Penn State and studied Criminal Justice. Community Service is very important to her. She was an active member of the Hermitage School PTO and volunteered for the March of Dimes, Make A Wish Foundation, and Toys for Tots. Linda has a heart for people and the community. Believing it does “take a village” to raise our children, the Community Foundation provides the opportunity for Linda to get involved and make a difference.

 

Linda and her husband Drew raised two daughters and now have four amazing grandchildren.

Marilyn Magnotto, Administrative Assistant

Marilyn is responsible for administrative activities that support the needs of the Community Foundation staff.

Marilyn, a lifelong resident of this area, began her employment with the Foundation in October of 2012. Her broad background of administrative support services with various companies serves as a strong base for her involvement with the Foundation. Marilyn previously worked for Congressman Phil English for ten years as his Legislative Director, and she also worked for several non-profit organizations.

Marilyn has been very active with her church and several community organizations.

Deb Groover, Program Manager

Deb was born and raised in Grove City before leaving to attend Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications. After graduation, she moved to Orlando to work for the Walt Disney World Resort. During her time there, she volunteered at Give Kids the World, an experience that sparked her passion for giving back and serving the community. She then moved back to New York City where she worked for Pencils of Promise and DoSomething.org before moving back to the area to reclaim her Western Pennsylvania roots.
 

Deb spent the last 6 years as a shift supervisor at Starbucks in Hermitage serving smiles and positivity one cup at a time. She fell in love with this community while working there and is excited to continue to serve others in her role with the Community Foundation.
 

Deb and her husband live in Greenville and share 3 children and one chonky little chihuahua.