President and Chief Executive Officer
Demetria Simpson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority. Prior to being promoted to CEO, Demetria served as Chief Operations Officer and LMHA’s Director of Real Estate Development & Modernization. A native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she obtained a bachelor of science degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Southern Mississippi. She led the redevelopment efforts of affordable housing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. She is also a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program at Harvard University, where she participated in the Women and Power: Leadership in a New World program.
Demetria has more than 20 years of experience in housing and community development. Her passion for underserved communities extends to her local community board involvement. She is currently serving on the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
Chief Legal Officer
Tom leads LMHA’s legal department as Chief Legal Officer. In this role, he advises LMHA’s executive team and the Board of Commissioners on legal issues. He leads negotiation in matters relating to contracts, real estate transactions, injury litigation and in administrative proceeds and disputes.
Tom is a native of Avon Lake, Ohio, and attended Muskingum College where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting with minors in economics and communication. He graduated, with honors, from
The University of Toledo College of Law where he was an officer of the Law Review.
Tom has been a coach for the Perrysburg, Ohio, PYSA soccer, PABSA baseball and Jr. Jacket and CYO basketball teams. He was chairman of Perrysburg Alternative to Substance Abuse and a member of Perrysburg’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee. A former Perrysburg city councilman, he also represented Perrysburg on the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG).
Chief Real Estate Officer