Ohio Realtors

YPN Council


(Photo: YPN representatives Krista Clark, Tommy Choi, Heather Dunn and Andrew Sims)

The Young Professionals Council was created to direct the programming and activities of the Young Professionals Network.

The Ohio REALTORS Young Professional Network is a fast-growing group of REALTOR young professionals who are committed to personal growth, networking and engagement in the Association at all levels. The Council will help provide dynamic programming and activities that will grow Young Professional Networks at the local level. The Council is vital to obtain the input of REALTORS from a focused group from across Ohio with YPN knowledge, experience and vision.

The 2021 Council includes:

  • Chair: Heather Haase
  • Vice Chair: Kyle Oberlin
  • Immediate Past Chair: Jason Altobelli
  • EC Liaison: Traci Pauley
  • Staff Liaison: Nikki Gasbarro, Allison Wiley, Laura Peshek
  • The Local Board YP Network Chairs/Vice Chairs
  • One Local Board Executive Officer: Julie Larson
  • NAR YPN Advisory Board Member from Ohio--Rebecca Donatelli

Funding allocated for the Council will be used to:

  • Fund speakers for the Council meetings;
  • Provide additional funding for the cost of an annual YPN Convention event that is not covered by sponsorships.
  • Fund programming for the Council to assist Local Boards who currently have YP networks as well as those seeking to establishing a Network.
  • Help offset any costs Council members might incur while traveling to Local Boards.

Appointed members

AKRON CLEVELAND ... Chair: John Luke
BUTLER WARREN ... Chair: Dustin Lema
CINCINNATI ... Chair: Brian Million
COLUMBUS ... Co-chairs: Steve Beskid / Caitlyn Stevenson
DAYTON ... Chair: Mark Loges
LAKE GEAUGA ... Chair: Nicole Peterson
LANCASTER ... Chair: Siara Kopis
STARK COUNTY ... Chair: Kyle Oberlin
TOLEDO ... Chair: Nick Amlin
YOUNGSTOWN (combined with Warren Area)  ... Chair: Bernadette Melago 
WARREN AREA ... Chair: Michael Cramer

Board Staff Liaisons (no voting authority)

Leslie Besl, Butler Warren
Andy Clark, Cincinnati
Kelli Moss, Akron Cleveland
Kelly Bright, Columbus
Tyler Warner, Dayton
Victoria Pate, Lake Geauga
Debbie Hoelscher, Lancaster
Chrissy Moock, Stark County
Megan Meyer Foos, Toledo
Julie Larson, Youngstown