MEET THE TEAM

The Young Professionals of Parma

Jackie Baraona,
President

What do you do?

Graphic Designer

Favorite thing in Parma?

Honey Hut, West Creek Reservation, Red Circle, and Rudy’s

What brought you to parma?

My husband lived here. I was hesitant to also move here also but ended up falling in love with the community

Anything else you’d like to share?

Founding and running this group for 5+ years has been the biggest honor of my life.

What do you do?

Event Sales at Lasting Impressions Event Rental

Favorite thing in Parma?

The diversity of cultures.

What brought you to parma?

The proximity to the west and east sides of Cleveland.

Ryan Harmon,
Events Director

Bill Baraona,
Vice President

What do you do?

Video Strategist

Favorite thing in Parma?

Sloppy Bob’s

What brought you to parma?

I found a nice home in a beautiful neighborhood

Anything else you’d like to share?

I love the cultural food, businesses, and restaurants are great city has to offer!

What do you do?

Artist- I make and sell many types of Art!

Favorite thing in Parma?

I actually enjoy all of the cultures and experiencing them via festivals and events!

What brought you to parma?

My husband, his family has been here for a long time.

Ali Fensel,
Marketing & Comms

Nina Parson,
Membership Director

What do you do?

Director of Sales & Marketing at Company Car & Limousine Service

Favorite Thing in Parma?

I love all the unique restaurants, shops, and cultural experiences Parma has to offer.

What brought you to parma?

When looking for a place to live Parma provided a great community and easy access to getting to other cities in Northeast Ohio. Plus it’s a great city with that small town hometown vibe.

What do you do?

I am a writer.

Favorite thing in Parma?

Parma’s park system is impressive. There are several to choose from within walking distance from just about any point in the city, and the grounds are well maintained.

What brought you to parma?

I chose Parma because it was affordable and closer to my extended family.

Jeremy Jusek,
Philanthropy Director

Jackie Baraona, President
What do you do?
Graphic Designer

Favorite thing in Parma?
Honey Hut, West Creek Reservation, Red Circle, and Rudy’s

What brought you to Parma?
My husband lived here. I was hesitant to also move here also but ended up falling in love with the community

Anything else you’d like to share?
Founding and running this group for 5+ years has been the biggest honor of my life.
 

Bill Baraona, Vice President
What do you do?
Video Strategist

Favorite thing in Parma?
Sloppy Bob’s

What brought you to Parma?
I found a nice home in a beautiful neighborhood

Anything else you’d like to share?
I love the cultural food, businesses, and restaurants are great city has to offer!
 

Ali Fensel, Marketing & Comms
What do you do?
Artist- I make and sell many types of Art!

Favorite thing in Parma?
I actually enjoy all of the cultures and experiencing them via festivals and events!

What brought you to Parma?
My husband, his family has been here for a long time.
 

Nina Parsons, Membership Director
What do you do?
Director of Sales & Marketing at Company Car & Limousine Service

Favorite thing in Parma?
I love all the unique restaurants, shops, and cultural experiences Parma has to offer.

What brought you to Parma?
When looking for a place to live Parma provided a great community and easy access to getting to other cities in Northeast Ohio. Plus it’s a great city with that small town hometown vibe.
 

Jeremy Jusek, Philanthropy Director
What do you do?
I am a writer.

Favorite thing in Parma?
Parma’s park system is impressive. There are several to choose from within walking distance from just about any point in the city, and the grounds are well maintained.

What brought you to Parma?
I chose Parma because it was affordable and closer to my extended family.
 

Ryan Harmon, Events Director
What do you do?
Event Sales at Lasting Impressions Event Rental

Favorite thing in Parma?
The diversity of cultures.

What brought you to Parma?
The proximity to the west and east sides of Cleveland.