Tom Jacobs

Thomas Jacobs

Executive Director
(330) 634-8722

Tom Jacobs, Executive Director for Summit Housing, has been the Director since 2003 . His primary duties include overall management and operation of Summit Housing Development Corp. including protection of the organization’s financial assets, and ensuring compliance with Board directives. He has experience in development and construction of new facilities, property acquisition and overseeing operational needs of all existing facilities.

Tom has held his State of Ohio real estate license since 1988, with millions of dollars in sales. He has experience in commercial leasing, sales and property management and has owned and managed over 200 apartments, and a Holiday Inn Express.

Tom attended the University of Toledo where he majored in business.

Buck Buchanan

Buck Buchanan

(330) 634-8711 (office)
(330) 730-8186 (cell)

Buck Buchanan, Construction and Property Supervisor for SHDC, has been with the corporation since its inception in 1992. During this period he has helped maintain, renovate and develop over 101 dwellings for people with disabilities that wish to live in a Summit Housing residential setting. Buck has also been very instrumental in acquiring grants for home modifications and vehicles for the staff, to better serve our tenants. Buck was previously the Operations Supervisor and Health and Safety Officer for the Summit County DD Board for over 25 years prior to working for SHDC.

Heather Rice

Heather Rice

(330) 634-8155

Heather was hired with Summit DD as an Administrative Assistant in 2013 to assist the Director of Operations and Executive Director of Summit Housing with various administrative duties including property management, leasing, and inspections of all commercial and residential properties. As of February 2017, Heather transferred to exclusively working for Summit Housing Development Corporation as the Executive Administrative Assistant. She directly handles all the administrative functions in the office as well as completing and filing the information for grant proposals.

Heather is active with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board and most recently worked on their 2017 Levy Campaign as a Levy Coordinator.

Heather has been in the administration field for over 20 years. She was employed at The Village of Silver Lake as a Bookkeeper/Administration Clerk for over 17 years. She has also been employed at the City of Norton as the Payroll Administrator.

Stacey Fanning

Stacey Fanning

(330) 634-8156

Stacey was hired with Summit Housing Development Corporation in September 2017 as our part-time internal Accountant. She handles all activity in regards to rent and utilities along with providing support for the internal financial reports and audits.

Stacey has 20+ years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting and was previously employed by Hudson Printing as an accountant for 17+ years. Currently she runs her own fitness program in Stow, Ohio which has also provided fitness classes for the employees of Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board.