Terrie Lewis

Deputy Director

Anthony DeTota

Interim Director of Procurement

Anthony De Tota joined Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority in June, 2020, following a long career in the private sector. During his career, spanning more than 45 years, he undertook roles with ever increasing responsibility in the areas of Procurement, Inventory and Materials Management, first at Allen Telecom, then at Diebold, Incorporated and finally Securitas Electronic Security.  His first role at SMHA was as a Low Rent Purchasing Agent, but he quickly advanced through a series of new roles and responsibilities, first as Procurement and Contracting Specialist, then as Purchasing and Inventory Manager. Finally, in March of 2023, he was asked to take on the role of Interim Director of Procurement and Purchasing, combining the roles of Purchasing and Inventory Manager with Director of Procurement. Anthony is proud to serve the people of Stark County and comes to work every day with the goal of bettering the lives and living conditions of the Residents of SMHA.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Milistine Tatum

Director of Resident and Community Services

Milistine Tatum is a native of New Orleans and a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana.  Milistine received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Social Work.  She was recruited to attend graduate school at the University of Akron earning two masters:  Master of Arts in Geography with a concentration in Planning and a Master of Public Administration.

Milistine has over twenty plus years of Public Housing experience having served in several roles at the senior management level.  She led a team with a $1.9 Million Dollar Program Budget for the Community Supportive Services Program. Her expertise in building relationships with community stakeholders has provided valuable services to residents.  She has experience in all facets of grants management and implementation which includes program monitoring and compliance, budgets, reporting, and program evaluation.

As the Director of Resident Services and Community Affairs at the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority, Milistine’s leadership style is inclusive and flexible.

She has served on several boards in a neighboring county and volunteers with many community and civic organizations.  Milistine is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  She is also a member of the 36th Leadership Stark Signature Class.

Becky Valykeo

Director of Housing Choice Voucher Program

Becky came to Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority in August of 2016 as an Asset Manager overseeing one of the Public Housing Properties. Since then, she has moved on to become a Senior Asset Manager, Supervisor of Property Management and most recently, Director of Housing Choice Voucher Programs. Becky earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration in 2008 and achieved numerous certifications that are job specific which include certifications for Public Housing Management, Public Housing Eligibility Income & Rent Calculation and Multifamily Housing Specialist. Becky serves on the Board of Directors for Homeless Continuum of Care Stark County (HCCSC). She resides In North Canton, Ohio with her two children and three dogs.