Our Leadership Team

Joe Habib
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.


John Irwin
Finance Director

jirwinJohn brings a deep history of leadership and business experience to his role as Finance Director at St. Paul's Community Center.  In addition to his expertise in financial planning and analysis, John has an extensive background in strategic planning, operations and human resource development. Prior joining the team at St. Paul's, John was the Executive Director/Administrator of a skilled nursing facility and the General Manager of a thriving small business.

John holds a Masters of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Toledo. He is actively involved in the Toledo community, currently serving on the Board of Servant Leadership Toledo and the Administrative Council of Epworth United Methodist Church.  He is a past Board member of the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America.