Gateways Board of Directors Listing

Mary Ellen Kovalchik, Chairperson

Greta Magazzine, Vice Chairperson

Steven Snyder, Treasurer 

Atty. Carla Bulford, Secretary     

David Eyster

John Morvay

Dianna Mason

Barbara Kostelic

Charisse Ricciuti

Atty. James Dietz

Ruthanne Grant

Darlene Eddinger

Michael Leone

A Gateway to a Healthy, Empowered Life

At Gateways to Better Living, Inc., we provide a dignified, fun and safe environment for developmentally disabled individuals. We started as a private non-profit in 1972, and with a number of facilities, a knowledgeable staff and a caring approach, we are one of the most successful private organizations serving medically fragile individuals and individuals with challenging behaviors in northeast Ohio.

By empowering our individuals and providing a full set of specialized programs designed for individuals with various physical, emotional and mental challenges, we offer person-centric services. We offer a healthy, normal lifestyle that emphasizes choices for all individuals.

Gateways to Better Living, Inc.'s services include ICF/DD group homes, respite care, waiver services, housing management and adult day programming through fully customized facilities in Mahoning County. Whether we are serving our individuals in their homes, at workshop or in our facilities, we provide necessary assistance while still giving our individuals personalized choices for key decisions. This approach helps them to feel independent, empowered and self-confident.

Expert Staff and a Caring Approach

Our expert staff regularly serve individuals with challenging behaviors, and with over 40 years of service, we understand the necessity of medical precautions to give our individuals the best possible service. We offer an excellent alternative to institutional placement and a safe, fun environment that our individuals and their family members can enjoy.

Gateways to Better Living, Inc. gives advocates and family members excellent peace of mind, and because we care about our individuals, we're ready to help them stay happy, involved, engaged and comfortable. Browse through our site for information about our community activities, staff qualifications, home environments and other aspects of our services or contact us for more information.