Tina Ughrin is owner/partner of the firm Smile Minded Smartworks, LLC, which provides evaluation, research, organizational development, and community engagement services. Prior to starting her own firm, Tina had several career roles including, but not limited to: Principal at Round River Consulting, Manager of Research Software and Support Services for Kent State University, and almost a decade as a full-time Kent State University faculty member in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.
Tina’s volunteer work has concentrated on neighborhood development over the past few years, providing leadership and guidance for several Better Block initiatives, facilitation of the North Hill Community Leaders, host to Leadership Akron classes (both CLI and Signature) for civic day activities, and serving on the Akron2Akron steering committee. Tina is also a member of the United Way of Summit County Policy Planning Committee, co-chair of the Women’s Network Curriculum Team, and President-elect of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron’s Board of Trustees.
Lisa King, Executive Director
Appointed in September 2015, King is the seventh director of Summit Metro Parks, which was established in 1921. In this role she serves as the chief executive and chief financial officer, leading and directing the organization to ensure achievement of its mission, financial viability, short and long-term growth, and stability.
An employee since 1998, King has also served as the park district’s landscape architect and its chief of planning and development. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, a state-registered landscape architect, a champion of sustainable design, and a certified parks and recreation professional through the National Recreation and Park Association. King has managed a variety of facility and trail improvement projects for the park district, including the construction and certification of two LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified “Platinum” buildings.