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Meet Our Board of Directors


David Sweeney

Founder & President

Father of Rowan Sweeney and founder of the Foundation. I love spending time with my family, enjoy fitness, and avid sports fan (Go Browns!) Outside of being a husband and father to my little girls, I am a commercial floor specialist. I have been a student of North East Ohio Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship & Training for 3+ years now. I have built and continue to build strong relationships of significance throughout Mahoning County. Improving the community through Rowan’s name means the world to me.

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Joyce Bissell

Board Member

Joyce Bissell is a dedicated professional with a strong foundation in business administration. Graduating from YSU in 2019, she swiftly embarked on her career journey at Gilbert's Risk Solutions, where she has excelled in commercial lines insurance. Her commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident through her achievement of the CISR designation in 2023. Additionally, Joyce's leadership potential was recognized through her participation in the esteemed Leadership Shenango program, underscoring her capacity for strategic thinking and collaborative problem-solving. Notably, her contributions to the community have been widely acknowledged, as evidenced by her recognition as a 25 under 35 honoree by the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals organization in 2023. Beyond her professional endeavors, Joyce is deeply engaged in philanthropic efforts, volunteering her time and expertise to various organizations serving animals, children, and the underprivileged across the Mahoning and Shenango Valley areas. Joyce enthusiastically joined the board with the sincere intention of honoring Rowan's cherished memory through the creation of a serene and captivating park. By leading the park's creation, we can leave a legacy of beauty, recreation, and unity for our community.


Rachel Boyer

Board Member

Rachel has served as a Board Member for Rowan’s Memorial Park since its inception in 2020. She has been active in planning and marketing fundraising events for the organization. She is passionate about honoring Rowan’s memory and ensuring his legacy lives on by providing the children of Youngstown a safe and accessible place to play. In addition to her involvement with the Park, Rachel assists her husband, Matt, with daily operations of their local business, Mad Cards and Collectables. She also serves as the primary caretaker for their four girls - Kenzie, Riley, Ronni and Colbie. Rachel has served on the Executive Board for the Stadium Drive Elementary School PTA since 2016 and is excited to assume her new role as President for 2024-2025. In her spare time, Rachel runs a business selling custom shirts, cups and more! She is a 2010 graduate of Boardman High School and is a life-long resident of Boardman, Ohio.


Aileen Rebic

Board Member

Senior Quality Systems Manager of North America for TTM Technologies, Inc.


Aileen is a mom of two amazing boys, Eric (18) and James (9). She has worked in the electronics manufacturing industry for 20 years in various roles including EHS, Quality, Continuous Improvement and Training. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, hanging out with her loved ones, and being close to water every chance she gets. Rowan and James were friends and living across the street from this tragedy has kept her involved from the beginning.  Aileen is honored to be a part of this organization to keep Rowan’s precious memory alive and provide a safe and inclusive place for play and imagination.


Victoria Innocenzi

Board Member

Victoria has been a board member since 2020. She works in Patient Access at Mercy Health in Boardman, Ohio. Victoria loves spending time with her husband, Harley, two boys, Aiden & Knox, their dog Tanner, as well as with their families and closest friends. Her favorite hobbies include riding passenger on their motorcycle, playing card or board games, and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers or Pittsburgh Pirates. She is extremely passionate about keeping Rowan’s name, memory, and legacy alive.


Bailey Williamson

Board Member

Bailey has been a board member since 2020. She is the owner of an event floral business and manages a local veterinary clinic. She is blessed with a wonderful family and beautiful children. Aside from being a mother and wife, creating art with flowers, and caring for animals, she is also an avid lover of reading, the beach, furthering her education and goals, traveling, and nature. Bailey is a strong advocate for inclusivity and childhood development. The Rowan Sweeney Memorial Foundation has a special place in her heart, and she cannot wait for the accessible and interactive play to bring joy to the people of the Mahoning Valley and surrounding areas.


Vickie Dugan

Board Member

Vicki Dugan has been married for 33 years to her husband Ron. Together they have 3 daughters and 4 granddaughters. She has held several positions with nonprofit and for-profit groups. She has been in sales and management of some sales fashion for the last 30 years. Currently she holds the position of Director of Fundraising for Hayward Gourmet that is located in Hayward, Wisconsin. She has been with this company for the last 5 years. With her experience, she helps The Rowan Sweeney Memorial Foundation create fundraising events and provide the help and Guidance for the events to be successful. 

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