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.