Executive Leadership

Demetria Simpson
President and Chief Executive Officer

Demetria Simpson, a Hattiesburg, Mississippi native, serves as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority where she leads the day to day operations. Prior to being promoted to COO, Demetria served as LMHA's Director of Real Estate Development & Modernization. Demetria obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Southern Mississippi and graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program at Harvard University and has 20 years experience as a housing and community development. Demetria’s passion for making a difference in underserved communities goes beyond her career obligations, as she currently serves on the Gulf Coast Renaissance Corporation's New Market Tax Credit Executive Board. 

Thomas Mackin
Chief Legal Officer

Appointed in October 2015, Tom leads LMHA’s Legal Department leadership team and advises it and the Board of Commissioners along with its Executive Team on legal issues. In addition to these duties, he leads negotiation in various business related matters regarding contracts, real estate transactions, injury litigation in federal and state courts and in administrative proceeds, and administrative disputes.
A graduate of Muskingum College, where he majored in Accounting and minored in Communications and Economics, he received his law degree with honors from The University of Toledo's College of Law. His civic interests and passion are fed by serving on boards for the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) and Double Arc, a local non-profit providing assistance to children with fetal alcohol syndrome, and coaching Perrysburg High School’s freshman basketball team. 

Kattie Bond-Hancock
Chief Real Estate Officer

A lifelong resident of Toledo, Kattie Bond-Hancock serves as LMHA's Chief of Real Estate with responsibility and oversight of its real estate portfolio including acquisition, design, construction, and redevelopment. A graduate of Ohio Northern University, Business Management, with emphasis on Accounting and Marketing, worked in the Banking Industry, where she became a leader in real estate development consumer and lending. Kattie developed a strong passion development and has extensive knowledge of several federal and state programs she's leveraged for the benefit of Toledo and Lucas County. Her devotion of her career to improving the quality of life for individuals and families, by working to transform neighborhoods through collaboration and design of community development programs and services, fit seamlessly into the agency new vision.