In early 2016, Donald Kline was appointed to serve as the CEO of Mercy Health Youngstown. A 30 year veteran of the healthcare industry, Mr. Kline was promoted from his role as Mercy Health CFO – Markets, where each of the organization’s seven regional CFOs reported to him. His passion for the healthcare market is driven by two primary factors. The first is the opportunity to provide service to the community, and Mercy Health being a non-profit provides a great platform to do so. Second is the staying power and the perpetual need for healthcare, noting that “it is an industry that will always be critically important”.
Just nine months ago, Barb Ewing was appointed to serve as the CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator (“YBI”). Previously, Barb was the organization’s COO, working to bring new ideas to the organization, and spearheading the YBI’s Additive Manufacturing (AM) Program. Ewing is particularly excited for the opportunity to facilitate the adoption of AM and partnering with America Makes. She is passionate about the mission to advance the technology and to help make US manufacturing more competitive.
In late 2017, the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) formed a strategic partnership with the Tel Aviv based venture capital firm, F2 Capital, and its accelerator program, The Junction. The Junction is the leading platform in Israel for early stage startups to accelerate and advance new technologies into better products and investment opportunities. F2 acts as a specialized seed-stage fund that provides startup financing to support exceptional founders before traditional VCs are ready to invest. We were privileged enough to meet up with Barak Rabinowitz, the Managing Partner of F2 Capital.