Meet Our Team

We envision an improved quality of life for Barberton residents, now and forever.

The Foundation Team

Our internal team is made up of a diverse group of professionals with a wide range of expertise in nonprofit management, financial management, fund and donor development, economic development, program development, marketing, public relations, program evaluation, event management, and more.

Together, we aim to provide grant making, scholarship, leadership, and community investment programs and services of the highest quality to serve the citizens of Barberton.

Josh Gordon - a close up photo of Josh in a gray suit.

Josh Gordon, Executive Director

Josh Gordon is an award-winning journalist and content creator who has served in a variety of leadership roles. After leaving journalism in 2003 he began 2 decades of work in marketing, communications and advertising working with John Deere and Sea-Doo, cutting edge marketing software, running clients services for a digital marketing agency, leading global marketing communications for ZimmerBiomet’s Surgical Division, and serving as President of Akron marketing communications agency Full Spectrum Marketing, which experienced 9,200%+ growth in his 8.5 year tenure and donated more than $200,000 in website, digital marketing, and communications consulting work to nonprofits and public school districts in the past three years. 

Josh was born in Columbus, Ohio, but after 13 moves growing up found his way back home to the Buckeye State. He was recently selected as the next Executive Director of the Barberton Community Foundation, and is excited to focus his energies on fostering community growth in Barberton, his adopted hometown.


Tiffany Peters

Tiffany Peters, Director of Finance

Tiffany joined the Foundation in March 2022 and is responsible for all finance, accounting, human resource and program-related investment functions of the Foundation. Accounting and finance responsibilities include overseeing all financial reporting and presentations, the annual budget and spending policy process, as well as cash management to meet all the Foundation’s granting, investment and operational needs.

Tiffany brings more than 20 years of financial experience and more than 15 years of nonprofit volunteerism to the role, previously serving in financial leadership roles at the United Way of Summit and Medina.

A resident of Barberton, Tiffany is excited to put her time and talent toward serving her community in a larger capacity.


Gil Gonzales - photo from the chest up in a gray suit jacket with the lake in the background.

Gil Gonzales, Director of Economic Development

Gil joined the Foundation in May 2024 and is responsible for the implementation of the Foundation’s economic development programs. He brings a strong background in economic development, having served as Vice President of Economic Development for the Arizona Commerce Authority, and as an appointee in the Governor’s office in California in the Office of Economic and Business Development. 

Before coming to the Foundation, Gonzales explored entrepreneurship, co-founding Subcity in 2021, a software platform that helps small manufacturing businesses access government tax credits, grants, and financing.

Gil is a life long Chicago Bears fan and he and his son enjoy spending time visiting different playgrounds, parks and small towns around Ohio. 


Kate Deangelis

Kate DeAngelis, Director of Marketing

Kate joined the Foundation in July 2019 and is responsible for coordinating marketing initiatives, maintaining key community relationships, and communicating the overall mission of the Foundation. Kate has six years of nonprofit marketing and communications experience, previously working at Neighborhood Development Services and Barberton Public Library. Kate fosters dogs for a local rescue, and enjoys running and gardening in her spare time.


Carrie Herman

Carrie Herman, Director of Community Impact

Carrie joined the Foundation in July 2019 and is responsible for the implementation of the Foundation’s grant and scholarship programs. Carrie has over 30 years of experience in the social services sector and has successfully served as a leader and convener in Akron area organizations. Most recently, she served as the Business Development Group Manager for United Disability Services (UDS) in Akron.

Carrie is a Master Gardener, and serves on Akron ATHENA’s Board of Trustees. Past volunteer commitments include Friends of Main Library Board of Trustees for the Akron-Summit County Public Library, and the Ohio Women’s’ Business Resource Network.


Melissa Naglic

Melissa Naglic, Office Manager

Melissa joined the Barberton Community Foundation March 2024 as the Office Manager. She is responsible for the smooth operations of the internal works of the Foundation. Melissa uses her experience as a Customer Service Manager and Project Manager to assist internal staff, external residents, and Barberton community members. Melissa is a Barberton graduate, a granddaughter of a Barberton PPG retiree, and a parent of a Barberton Local School student. She is excited to work toward making a better Barberton for future generations!