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Staff

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

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.

kimKim 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 Schantz is the E-news Manager for the Heights Observer and an English instructor at Cleveland State University.

 

 

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.

 

Leslie KaplanskyLeslie Kaplansky
Development Director, FutureHeights
Leslie is a lifelong resident of the Heights. She holds a Master of Arts in English from Case Western Reserve University, where she taught writing for many years. She contributes her time to a number of local nonprofit organizations, including the Cleveland International Film Festival, and serves as a volunteer Parent Ambassador for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

 

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

Julia Kious Zabell, President
Principal, re:Invigorate

Richard Stewart, President Emeritus
President, Digizoom Media

Daniel Budin, Vice President
Pool Manager, Division of Parks and Recreation, City of Cleveland Heights

David Keller, Vice President
President and CEO, Keller National

Michael Dylan Brennan, Secretary
Principal, Law Office of Michael Dylan Brennan, LLC

Vince Reddy, Treasurer
Project Manager, LAND Studio

Barbara Anderson
Assistant Administrator/Consumer Protection Specialist, City of Cleveland; Chair, Another Chance of Ohio

Eli Auerbach
Executive Vice President of Business Development, Energy Planners Company (EPCO)

Michael Bier
Project Manager, PIRHL Developers

Bob Brown
City Planner

Thomas Chaney
Financial Services Professional, JP Morgan Chase Bank

Rhonda Davis Lovejoy
Licensed Social Worker

James Henke
Journalist

Micah Kirman
Consultant

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

Rebecca Price
Principal, Law Office of Rebecca Yingst Price, LLC

Joy Roller
Principal, Archer Consulting

Allosious Snodgrass
Student at Cleveland State University

Saroya Queen Tabor
Development Director, Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center

Kathleen Tark
Principal, Metropolitan Architecture Studio

April Urban
Research Assistant, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University

Paul Volpe
Architect/Urban Designer