Our Leadership Team

Joe Habib
President and Chief Executive Director


As Executive Director since May 2014, Joe has provided leadership in maintaining program integrity, achieving financial stability, presenting a balanced budget, and leading the Board of Directors and staff in developing a long term strategic plan for St. Paul's. He has established himself as a leader in advocating for liaison work between community based mental health centers, hospitals and jails in Lucas County and has been instrumental in establishing collaborative efforts with other not-for-profit agencies dealing with homelessness issues in the Toledo area.

Joe is a graduate of the Ohio State University (Masters in Social Work), the University of Toledo (Bachelors in Psychology and Master in Business Administration). As a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Endorsement and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, he has over twenty years of experience in advising and counselling. His breadth of experience prior to coming to St. Paul's includes serving as Director of Mental Health Services for Correctional Medical Services, leading the overall operations of the mental health department within the Toledo Correctional Institution. Joe has also worked in the mental health profession at several area organizations, including Zepf Center and Rescue Mental Health.


Lisa Pengov
Chief Finance Officer

lisa pengov

Lisa brings a deep history of leadership and business experience to her role as Finance Director at St. Paul's Community Center.  In addition to her expertise in financial planning and analysis, Lisa has an extensive background in strategic planning, operations and grants management. Prior joining the team at St. Paul's, Lisa was the Associate Director at a local family shelter.

Lisa holds a Master’s in Science and Management and a Bachelor’s in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University. She is actively involved in the Toledo community. In the past, she was the chair of social services of Tent City and she served in multiple committees in the Homelessness Board.