New Board Membership for 2018-19

Updated Friday January 18, 2019 by Jim Yaggie.

On behalf of the  Ithaca Babe Ruth Board of Directors  (IBRB), I would like to express our gratitude for the community members that attended our 2018 Annual meeting.   I would also like to say “Thank You” to the groundswell of volunteerism that has come from that meeting.

I would also like to welcome our new IBRB Members and announce the Membership for the 2018-19 fiscal year:

Josh Chase - New Member

Evan Fitzpatrick – New Member

Samantha Little (ex offico)

Suzanne Jablonski

Seth Cameron

Shawn Kenaley

Mike Palmer

Bill Ruth

Brian Fiorello

Jeff Spada

Brian Walder (Vice President of Cal Ripken) – New Member

Jake Brenner (Registrar)

Paul Rhudy (Secretary)

Ray Ackerman (Treasurer)

Jeff Tonole (Vice President of Babe Ruth)

Jim Yaggie (President)


We also encourage the community, at-large, to become involved in our subcommittees. If you are interested in any of the following work groups, please email me and I will put you in touch with the appropriate member of our leadership team.


These groups include:

  • Field Maintenance Committee (Ruth)
  • Cal Ripken Committee (Walder)
  • Coaching Committee (Chase)
  • Tournament/Special Event Committee (Ackerman)
  • Fundraising Committee (Fiorello)
  • Capital Campaigning Committee (Jablonski)

The sub-committee structure is convened by an IBRB member, but is open to all community members, parents, coaches and municipal representatives that wish to be involved and have a passion for our mission. We need your help!


Jim Yaggie

IBRB President