Wean Foundation Announces New Hire

October 26, 2022 (Warren, Ohio) – The Raymond John Wean Foundation continues its own capacity building efforts with the hiring of John Spivey as facilities coordinator. In this newly created role, Spivey maintains the functionality, safety, maintenance and health and vitality of the facility. He is responsible for the oversight, assessment and recommendations of various facility repairs, inspections and installations.  

Spivey comes to the Foundation with over 30 years of experience working with community stakeholders having held positions at government and nonprofit organizations. In addition to being a small business owner for over 20 years, Spivey most recently held the position of employment specialist/job developer at Coleman Behavior Health. In this role he built relationships with organizations to facilitate the employment of clients with disabilities in the community, provided education and support to family members and conducted job development, search and placement activities.

“As a lifelong resident of Youngstown, John’s relationships in his own business acquiring, rehabbing and selling properties as well as the broad range of operational skills that work requires are key in his ability to ensure the facility functions at peak performance,” states Jennifer Roller, president of the Wean Foundation, “his addition to the team is critical as we pursue our goal of activating the facility as a civic space.”

Spivey holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Youngstown State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State University.

To learn more about future employment opportunities with the Wean Foundation, visit www.weanfoundation.org/contact/#careerseekers.


About the Wean Foundation: The Raymond John Wean Foundation is dedicated to community-building in underresourced communities of Warren and Youngstown in Ohio’s Mahoning Valley. The Foundation leverages a dynamic combination of grantmaking, capacity building, convening and partnerships to provoke new thinking, strengthen communities and disrupt the status quo to achieve its vision: empowered residents creating an equitable Mahoning Valley. Visit weanfoundation.org to learn more.