Board of Directors

Board of DriectorsTimeBank’s Articles of Incorporation are on file with Ohio Secretary of State. The establishment of a Board of Directors provides credibility, depth and leadership to our efforts.

We are very grateful to the following individuals for their willingness to support the TimeBank’s  mission and to serve on the Board of Directors.

Want to be a part of our Time Bank!  Click “Contact Us”, and tell us how you wish to be involved in building a service exchange community.

Please click  each board member’s name to read a short biography.


Elayne M.S. Bozick, Broker for Eranco Business Brokers, Formerly Financial Associate, Education and background in Graphic Design / Marketing

Community Service: Rotary Club of Youngstown – Past President, Foundation Chair, Board member; First Night Youngstown, Exec. Committee; Mkt. PR Chair Stambaugh Pillars Board (President); Grow Youngstown, Board member; Power of the Arts Initiative, Steering committee

TonyTony Budak after 40 years, retired from Delphi Packard Automotive in 2004.  In 1966 Tony served as a Military Police Investigator, U.S. Army, to be honorably discharged in 1968. Returning from active duty, Tony  held various management positions. In 1973, he left management, and was elected to IUE 717’s Executive Board. Tony received a Masters of Science in Community Economic Development, from New Hampshire College in 1991. In 1996 he was elected to the Local Bargaining Committee, and  helped negotiate and administer the contract between IUE-CWA Local 717 and Delphi Packard Electric G.M.C.

Robert BurkeyRobert F. Burkey is an attorney who has practiced law for 45 years.  Bob is also the co-owner of the Title Company of Warren which is a full service real estate title agency and has handled real estate sales, foreclosures and real estate title issues in Trumbull and surrounding counties.  Bob has sat on various boards including what is now known as the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, SCOPE, Family Services Association and presently with the Community Solutions Association, a drug and addiction assessment and counseling agency.  Bob holds a BA degree from Hiram College and a JD degree from Case Western University.

Sara ScudierSara Copenhaver Scudier Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services, retired 2007. Fellows Riverside Gardens Master Gardener, 1996. OSU Extension Master Gardener, 2007; OSU Extension Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, 2007. Currently enrolled in OSU Extension Master Gardener specialization in Back Yard and Local Food, to be completed in 2010. Former trustee of Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. Chair of Fellows Riverside Gardens Annual Spring Plant Sale. Founding member of Good Karma Food Co-op.  Member of StreetScape Committee of CityScape.

RoseKoskocropRose M. Kosko SFO, retired from the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation in 2004 after working 35 years in the Graphic Arts department. She is presently Vice-Minister of the Secular Franciscan Order, also Co- Chair of the Holy Name of Jesus Parish  Council.  Rose is a volunteer at Hospice of the Valley, Gleaners Food Bank, Humility of Mary Health Partners, and the Franciscan Friars Shrine.

“Dwight Stickler is a Creative. He enjoys helping people create messaging and deploying that messaging to the greatest possible effect. He enjoys Music and Audio Production. He enjoys Singing and Writing. He enjoys being in the great outdoors and all things that help to create sustainable communities and ecosystems. One of his favorite things is to Listen. To listen to nature, his neighbors and friends and loved ones.”

About TBMW’s Convener.

Our Vision – Mission – Values Statement

Time Bank Mahoning Watershed
Building Active Groups Through Membership and Reciprocity

At the TimeBank Mahoning Watershed our vision is a global network of communities developing through reciprocity where individuals and groups are using their assets in order to enhance their lives, neighborhoods, and communities.

We bring our vision into reality by convening, engaging, mobilizing and supporting individuals and groups, in the use of “Time Credits,” a currency of equally valued services, which creates a local as well as a global network of communities.

FIVE – Core Values and Beliefs:
To accomplish our mission, the TimeBank Mahoning Watershed bases its decisions and actions on the following core values and beliefs:

We are all assets. Every human being has something to contribute.

Redefining Work:
Some work is beyond price. Work has to be redefined to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, and make the planet sustainable. That kind of work needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.

Helping works better as a two-way street. The question: “How can I help you? Needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”

Social Networks:
We need each other. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, building trust, creating networks that are built on mutual respect and commitment.

Respect demands accountability. The voices of all must be heard and heeded so as to promote social justices and compel accountability.

Thank you very much for your interest in joining TimeBank Mahoning Watershed, a 501 c3 community benefit organization.

About TBMW

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   Welcome to TimeBank Mahoning Watershed!

People sharing time, skill, knowledge to build happier healthier networks and communities

Earn spendable Time Credits
for doing what makes you happy

Make new associations by networking locally
Partner in strengthening your community
Give what you want – Get what you need

TimeBanks rewards folks 
for doing what they love to do 

 A TimeBank is a community of people who support each other. Simply spending an hour doing something for somebody in your community, you earn a Time Credit. Then use that Time Credit to buy an hour of a neighbor’s time or receive a group offer.

Click here for the Circle of Caring PDF       


Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution Today!   We’ll All Thank You!
Although each exchange of time does not require money, we rely on you, our members, to support our operations.  Organizations, businesses and individuals can all play a role. Just a $25 donation can make a big difference and for a donation of just $100 you can receive a sponsorship tag linking to your business on our website.

Tony Budak, CEO
Time Bank Mahoning Watershed
1559 Warner Road
Hubbard, Ohio 44425

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Role I Time Bank Ambassador

The Time Bank Ambassador role is for networkers. They love to meet new people. They rarely work alone. They often enlist members to work with them to bring in more members. After all the best source of new members, is someone who has already experienced the benefits of membership in the Time Bank. All members should be encouraged to bring in people who they would like to trade with. If you want veterinary care for Time Dollars™, recruit your vet!

The Time Bank Ambassador role focuses on community outreach to prospective new members. They run the introduction potlucks in partnership with the events coordinator and possibly the membership coordinator. Their tasks might include:

• Creating recruiting materials from the brochures & fliers/posters found on-line
• Presenting Time Banking to local community groups/individuals
• Posting Time Bank fliers/brochures around the community and on local list serves
• Hosting Time Bank parties (like Tupperware parties!) in member’s homes
• Finding media support to write articles and post listings of meeting dates/times

Role II. Membership Coordinator

The Membership Coordinator is the most important leadership role in the Time Bank. The person who takes on this role is the classic “people person.”

• They love to get to know people’s stories and people often end up being surprised how much they shared.
• They intuitively grasp people’s best qualities and aren’t picky about (or blind to) people’s foibles. They also have a good sense of who will like each other.
• They are asset mappers. They enjoy helping people find their skills and matching them with others who need them.

The membership coordinator has three main tasks – member orientation, keeping in touch, and match making. The membership coordinator runs the Demonstration workshops with the Events Coordinator and possibly the web master or Time Bank ambassador.

A. Member Orientation

Member orientations provide an opportunity for both the member and the Membership coordinator to share mutual expectations and understanding about the nitty-gritty of how Time Banking works. Member orientation is often part of the Demonstration workshop. It can be done one-on-one or in small groups for the member orientation process. One-on-one orientations give the Member coordinator lots of time to get to know the new member. Group orientations provide an opportunity for members to meet one another and begin exchanging with each other right away. Group orientations save time – orienting up to 10 new members together.

The core task of the member orientation is to set-up some matches. The first Time Bank exchanges are the hardest. People are shy, they don’t know who to ask, and the software is unfamiliar. The membership coordinator often helps the new members to set up their on-line profile and add some offers and requests. The web master can help here too.

There is an art to eliciting people skills in the core economy because they are so easily overlooked in favor of “marketable” skills. The core economy skill form in the appendix is very helpful. Being a natural people person, the member coordinator will use their genuine interest in people to bring out these skills. They can work together to write colorful descriptions of the offerings.

It is very important to make sure that new members are engaged in giving or receiving within the first few weeks of joining. Members join because they want to be part of a community and if no one calls on them, it’s a let down. If they don’t find a match on their own, the membership coordinator should offer to help set up a match.

B. Keeping in Touch

The key task here is to encourage participation and keep in touch in a consistent and timely way. We encourage you to:

• Call new members & welcome them to the Time Bank (within a week of joining)
• Ask them how you can help? Encourage them to ASK for a service
• Let them know who the ‘matchmaker’ is if they would like assistance
• Let them know about upcoming events or activities
• Call or email ALL members once a month or every couple of months to check in
• Prioritize the calls, calling ‘inactive members’ to inspire participation
• Call ALL members at least once every couple of months just to touch base
• Encourage and inspire active participation in any way that you can!

Role III. Events Coordinator

The Events coordinator loves to create parties. They love the details involved with planning an event, they love buzzing around making sure that everyone is having a good time, and they love how everyone loves them for creating the party.

The member events/activities coordinator will:

• Coordinate and organize monthly gatherings for the Time Bank
• Explore ‘good locations’ for hosting the gatherings
• Create a ‘theme’ for each gathering to attract participation
• Create marketing materials; postcards/fliers and mail/email to members
• Coordinate and organize other group activities and classes for the Time Bank
• Ask members what they would like to do? Special activities might include: ball room dancing; yoga; park clean up; apple picking; strawberry picking; snow tubing/sledding. The list goes on! Your members will tell you what they want.
• Find teachers for classes.
• Find leaders with special expertise to run group activities like bird watching, game night, yoga, etc.
• Coordinate an annual OPEN HOUSE, celebrating the Time Bank! Ask members for help.

One of the best ways to inspire member participation is to host monthly gatherings and group activities. These gatherings give members the opportunity to get to know each other. It is so much easier to ASK for a service once you’ve met someone at a party.

Role IV. Webmaster

The web master is at home in front of the computer. They don’t need to be a computer whiz, just comfortable with exploring software. They are the go to person when any member or leader doesn’t understand something about the on-line Community Weaver software.

The On-Line Time Banking Trainer/Webmaster has three main tasks:

A. Basic Trainings and Technical Support

There is a demo movie on the TimeBanks USA website that covers all the basics of running the Community Weaver software. Many members will find the demo movie provides all the training they need to go on-line and get started. Other members will need more training. The orientation coordinator can provide some of this basic training, but there needs to be at least one person in the Time Bank who knows the software inside and out.

B. Local Web master

All the on-line content on the community page of the local Time Bank is posted by the local webmaster. The web master uploads text on upcoming community events, urgent requests, and pictures of past events. No knowledge of HTML is required (though if you know it you can make even fancier pages). The member engagement coordinator can be trained to post events as well, but often needs the web master to answer questions when they get stuck.

C. Technical liaison to the TimeBanks USA web master

The local Time Bank web master is responsible for reading the software manual cover to cover. Sometimes users will ask questions that even stump the local web master. The local web master can look up answers in the software manual (users rarely do) or consult the software support web forum. The local web master is the contact person for surveys on which new features should be given priority and training on new features when they are implemented.