Engaged Citizens. Innovative Ideas.


deannaDeanna Bremer Fisher
Executive Director
An MBA graduate of the University of Michigan, with fifteen years experience in project design and management, Deanna formerly worked for The Cleveland Restoration Society. There, she led marketing, communications, member/donor development, advocacy and public policy programming. She has worked as a community volunteer, in 2004 co-authoring The Euclid Golf Neighborhood, a history of the development of the Fairmount Boulevard neighborhood; and was responsible for the listing of the Euclid Golf Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. She lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband, Hugh, and two children.

Sruti Basu

Director of Community-Building Programs, FutureHeights
Sruti works directly with residents, community leaders, and stakeholders in the areas of FutureHeights’ community and economic development projects and programs. With a background in community and economic development, she was a National Urban Fellow at The Cleveland Foundation and Foundation Services Manager at The Greater Houston Community Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science in Social Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York.

Abby Lawless
Director of Real Estate Development, FutureHeights
With a background in architecture and urban planning, Abby graduated from the Ohio State University with a BS in city and regional planning. Through her education and experience, she was instilled with a passion for revitalization, preservation and sustainability. Abby went on to work for the City of Cleveland in the Department of Public Utilities focusing on community outreach and awareness. She is eager and excited to work with the Cleveland Heights community to create a thriving and resilient future for its residents.



Kim Sergio Inglis
Editor-In-Chief, Heights Observer
Kim moved to Cleveland Heights in 2009 after two decades of living and working in New York City. A former marketing and sales promotion professional, she became involved with the Heights Observer as a volunteer editor. Kim graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is also an Ohio State University  Extension Master Gardener volunteer (though you would never guess it from looking at her own garden).


BobBob Rosenbaum
Advertising and Market Development, Heights Observer 
Bob, a lifetime Cleveland Heights resident, is an award-winning journalist and editor with more than 30 years of background in publishing and media management. He is principal of The MarketFarm, a consultancy that focuses on strategic communication and the use of content in community and nonprofit marketing. He is co-chair of the Heights Observer Advisory Committee, volunteers as an editor and writer, and manages advertising sales. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (BSJ) from Northwestern University.

Jessica Schantz
E-News Manager, Heights Observer
Jessica has been an educator for nearly 16 years, including as a high school English teacher in Vermont, an ESL instructor in Poland and, for the past ten years, as a college writing and poetry instructor at Cleveland State University. She also recently served as interim Special Projects Coordinator for the CSU Poetry Center. Jessica earned a BA in English from Wittenberg University and an MFA in Poetry from the Northeast Ohio Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. A graduate of Coventry Elementary, Roxboro Middle, and Heights High, she lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband, Michael, and two children.


Kathleen FantKathleen Fant
Bookkeeper, FutureHeights
Kathleen comes to FutureHeights following a 23-year career in the design and construction industry as a marketing coordinator and office manager, responsible for a range of administrative, financial and managerial tasks. Kathleen holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from John Carroll University. She was born and raised in Cleveland Heights, where she lives with her husband. They enjoy spending time with two grandchildren.


Temma CollinsTemma Collins
Graphic Designer, Heights Observer
Temma holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Colorado State University. She has been a Cleveland Heights resident for 25 years, and a proud parent of three children who have attended the Cleveland Heights-University Heights city schools.



Diane RobertoDiane Roberto
Graphic Designer, Heights Observer
Diane is a designer and visual consultant with a comprehensive background in both print design and project management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University. Her favorite projects are those which promote community, diversity and well-being. Currently, Diane is on the board of a local nonprofit soccer club, working to secure scholarships for players and serving as its treasurer. Originally from Willoughby, she has been a Cleveland Heights resident for the past 18 years, where she lives with her husband and three children.


Board of Directors

Robert Brown, President
City Planner

Richard Stewart, President Emeritus
President, Digizoom Media

Rhonda Davis Lovejoy, Vice President
Lead Consultant, Cooper Denson, LLC

Julia Kious Zabell, Vice President
Principal, re:Invigorate

Julie Sabroff, Treasurer
Vice President, Hanna Commercial Real Estate

Chris Jacobs, Secretary
Partner, Renner Otto

Harriet Applegate
Executive Secretary, North Shore AFL-CIO

Michael Bier
Business Development Manager, CHN Housing Partners

Craig Cobb
Managing Attorney, Farmers Insurance Exchange

Colin Compton
Neighborhood and Housing Specialist, City of Shaker Heights

Thomas Eastman
Vice President of Syndication, Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.

Josefita Fehn
Community Volunteer

Carmen Iammarino
Fifth Avenue Realty & Appraisals

Amanda Isaacson
Property Manager

Laura Junglas
Principal, The Nonprofit Org Doctor LLC

Dennis Keating
Professor Emeritus, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Micah Kirman
Consultant, NVK Enterprises LLC

Anthony L. Mattox, Jr.
Senior Pastor, The Empowerment Church East Cleveland

Mark Phillips
Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Lute Quintrell
Partner, Beacon CFO Plus

Joy Roller
Development Director, Karamu House

Maria Schmitt
Executive Director, HR Operations, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Calvin Singleton
Principal, Calvin Singleton & Associates Architects-Planners

Jennifer Wintner

André Witt

Massarat Zutshi
Staff Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic