President & CEO
Since 2012, Eriks Janelsins has led the Oglebay Foundation through transformative work to grow the philanthropic impact and community of donors who love and support Oglebay and Wheeling Park.
Eriks came to the Oglebay Foundation after serving as Director of Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center for more than a decade where he was responsible for growing community partnerships and outdoor education opportunities across the tri-state region.
Prior to coming to Oglebay, Eriks originally arrived in Wheeling as an AmeriCorps VISTA working to address environmental and health issues in West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Eriks is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and a proud graduate of Wabash College.