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Alta Behavioral Healthcare

Valley STEM + Me2 Academy and Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC) staff place high importance on the mental health and wellness of all students, therefore we have a full-time Clinical Counselor from Alta Behavioral Healthcare in our building to meet with students. If you feel your son or daughter is in need of these services please complete a referral on the school webpage under Guidance or speak to one of our school counselors if you need assistance with this process.


Barb Pagani

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor- Counselor Office

Everyday Contact:, 330.729.4000 ext.1613

Ginger Kupka

Case Manager- Counselor Office

Tuesday & Thursday Contact 330.729.4000 ext.1243

Gianna Pupino

Peer Support- Counselor Office, Monday & Wednesday 8am-12pm

Gianna is a 2018 Austintown graduate, currently studying psychology and minoring in public health at YSU. Peer supporters foster commitment to engagement in treatment by providing encouragement, and modeling a positive, healthy lifestyle.

Contact 330.729.4000 ext. 1243

Referral Process

Teachers/Parents/Students fill out Alta referral Google Form. The School Counselors will then send the information to Barb

Valley STEM + ME2 Academy

The Valley STEM + ME2 Academy’s mission is to prepare students in 9-10 grade with skills necessary to compete in the global economy while nurturing the characteristics of discovery, invention, application, and entrepreneurship.

STEM Governing Board Members

  • Ashley Totin, President
  • John Kuzma, Secretary
  • Dr. Stephen Rodabaugh, STEM Board Member
  • Dallas Saunders, STEM Board Member
  • Mary Valko, STEM Board Member

Additional Board Information

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