CEO Summit 2022: A Future Reimagined


Monday, January 24

Opening Devotion and Welcome
11:00 – 11:20 a.m.

  • Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Church (MA)
  • Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO, Lutheran Services in America 

Future Forward: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, David M. Knott Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

The nonprofit health and human services sector is experiencing significant disruptions in the competitive landscape accelerated by Covid-19, technology, consumer preferences and funding models. Nicolaj Siggelkow leads this interactive seminar on the ways successful CEOs create and sustain competitive advantage.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Remarks from the Honorable Xavier Becerra, 25th Sectretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Remarks followed by brief Q&A.


Panel Discussion: The Realities of Leading Organizations through Transformation
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fellow CEOs share the realities of organizational change—what’s working and what’s not.



  • Linda Timmons, President and CEO, Mosaic


  • LaSharnda Beckwith, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Southern California
  • Keith Frndak, President and CEO, Concordia Lutheran Ministries
  • Michael Spigel, President and CEO, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

  • Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Church (MA)

Virtual Happy Hour
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.


Tuesday, Janauary 25

Opening Devotion and Welcome
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Church (MA)

Workforce: The Great Migration
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Ron Hetrick, Senior Labor Economist and Director of Staffing Products, Emsi Burning Glass


Examine new ways to think about the traditional and nontraditional workforce, the practical application for the direct care workforce, and the national and local opportunities available to ensure organizations can continue their person-dependent, mission-centered work.


12:15 – 12:30 p.m.


Panel Discussion: Workforce Today and Tomorrow
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.



  • Ron Hetrick, Senior Labor Economist and Director of Staffing Products, Emsi Burning Glass



  • David Duea, President and CEO, Lutheran Community Services Northwest
  • Adriene Iverson, President and CEO, Elder Care Alliance
  • Cyndi Walters, President and CEO, National Lutheran Communities and Services


Annual Meeting & Leadership Recognition Awards
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Darrell Gordon, President and CEO, Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center, and Chair of the Lutheran Services in America Board of Directors
  • Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO, Lutheran Services in America


Join us for our 2022 Annual Meeting where member CEOs will vote on Lutheran Services in America board members and our FY 2023 budget. Plus, we’ll celebrate with a special ceremony to announce the winners of our Annual Awards that honor members for their exceptional work and leadership and for exemplifying our core values. Note that we need your attendance promptly at 1:30 p.m. so we have a quorum to vote.


Virtual Networking
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 25

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Church (MA)

Pathways to High-Performing Diverse Boards
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jim Taylor, Vice President of Leadership Initiatives, BoardSource

The pandemic illuminated the need for high-performing boards of directors to provide organizations with exceptional expertise to reimagine the future. High-performing boards require relevant experience and diversity—two competitive differentiators that lead to improved decision-making and innovative thinking. Join Jim Taylor to explore ways to expand the experience and diversity of your board and unlock the door to the future during this critical time.

Panel Discussion: How Is This Working?
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.


  • Jim Taylor, Vice President of Leadership Initiatives, BoardSource


  • Ted Goins, President and CEO, Lutheran Services Carolinas
  • Damyn Kelly, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of New York

Closing and Benediction
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

  • Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Church (MA)
  • Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO, Lutheran Services in America

Reimagining Diversity Collaborative: Session 2
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


The second session of the Reimagining Diversity Collaborative is for collaborative members only. Please contact Susan Newton for more information.


Xavier Becerra

The Honorable Xavier Becerra is the 25th Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the first Latino to hold the office in the history of the United States. As Secretary, he will carry out President Biden’s vision to build a healthy America, and his work will focus on ensuring that all Americans have health security and access to healthcare.

Throughout his career, the Secretary has made it his priority to ensure that Americans have access to the affordable healthcare they need to survive and thrive – from his early days as a legal advocate representing individuals with mental illness, to his role as the Attorney General of the state of California.

Secretary Becerra served 12 terms in Congress as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his tenure, he was the first Latino to serve as a member of the powerful Committee on Ways and Means, he served as Chairman of his party’s caucus, and as the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health.

Ron Hetrick

Ron Hetrick is Senior Labor Economist and Director of Staffing Products at Emsi Burning Glass. With 30 years experience in labor economics, he is considered to be a leading expert in the current state of the U.S. labor market. Ron is passionate about educating companies concerning the labor world that surrounds them.

He started his career at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington DC where he provided analysis for then- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, The Council of Economic Advisors to the President, Congress, and numerous Fortune 100 companies and trade associations. He then took on the roles of Chief Advising Economist and Director of Market Analytics teams for the largest staffing company in the U.S before joining Emsi Burning Glass, where he serves as the product director for all staffing products and data.

Ron presents economic and corporate data findings to large companies, trade associations, and local governments often keynoting conferences on trends in the labor market. He publishes frequently and has been quoted by NBC, CNN, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and numerous other nationally syndicated news agencies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and a master’s in applied economics from the University of Central Florida.

Nicolaj Seggelkow

Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management and the former Department Chair of Wharton’s Management Department. He is the coauthor of Connected Strategy: Building Continuous Customer Relationships for Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Review Press), which was featured as one of the top business books for 2020 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Professor Siggelkow studied Economics at Stanford University and received a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.

Having conducted groundbreaking research on strategy, Professor Siggelkow has been named a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, the world’s leading association of strategy researchers and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Thinkers 50 award (the “Oscars of Management”). He has been the recipient of more than 30 MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards, including Wharton’s and Penn’s highest honors of its kind. Professor Siggelkow is the Academic Director of several executive education programs at Wharton and has been involved in many custom programs for organizations, teaching strategy and managerial decision making. He has run strategy workshops for Fortune 500 organizations and small firms alike, helping develop and analyze their strategies.

Jim Taylor

As Vice President of Leadership Initiatives, Jim Taylor leads BoardSource’s efforts to position nonprofit boards for stronger leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes leading the organization’s work to spark and support understanding, action, and change at the board level on these issues; serving as an external representative, speaker, and writer; developing new resources and programming; and partnering with peer organizations around the country.

Prior to joining BoardSource in December 2018, Jim held several leadership roles in community development and diversity, equity, and inclusion at organizations that span the corporate, nonprofit, and local government sectors, including Fannie Mae, Capital One, AARP, and the Fairfax County (Virginia) Office of Public Private Partnerships.

Jim has served on the boards of directors of various nonprofits in the Metro Washington, DC area, including Carpenter’s Shelter, The Giving Square, the Latino Economic Development Center, the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers, the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (Maryland), and LearnServe International. Jim is also a member of the LEAP Ambassadors Community (a community of nonprofit thought leaders, leader practitioners, forward-looking funders, and policymakers that are dedicated to high performance in service to mission).

Jim is from Long Island, New York and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.


Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith oversees the strategic direction and execution of the agency’s core mission: ignited by faith, we live out God’s love by embracing, equipping and empowering vulnerable people in Southern California. Establishing a vision for community impact that works across private, public and corporate sectors, Beckwith leads a diverse team of 150+ employees across 18 offices in eight counties, to improve conditions for underserved and marginalized communities.

Dr. Beckwith joins the organization from California Southern University where she most recently served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. She offers a wealth of fiscal and executive management to the position following a 27- year career with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) retiring as the Vice President of Eastern Region, responsible for profit and loss for operations.

David Duea

David Duea has been the President & CEO of Lutheran Community Services Northwest since July 1, 2014. LCSNW provides services to Youth and Families, Immigrants and Refugees, Seniors, Crime Victims, people seeking Affordable Housing, people experiencing Homelessness, and those seeking Mental Health services in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

During his time with LCSNW, David led significant growth for the organization, increasing annual revenue from $30 million to $70 million in the past 7 years. In the last 18 months, he led LCSNW through the process to bring Compass Housing under the Lutheran Community Services umbrella, expanding their services to include emergency services and affordable housing.

He formerly led HopeSparks Family Services in Tacoma, Washington, as its President & CEO. He holds a BA from Pacific Lutheran University in Social Work and an MBA, with a focus on Total Quality Management, from City University.

Keith Frndak

Keith Frndak is President and Chief Executive Officer of Concordia Lutheran Ministries. He is responsible for managing and guiding Concordia Lutheran Ministries’ growth over the last 37 years from a small single service nursing home to a $290 million, 21 corporation structure, which employs over 3,100 people and cares for over 60,000 people each year.

Mr. Frndak is responsible for strategic objectives, foundation activities, and operational oversight of all Concordia’s corporate network which includes 8 nursing homes (663 beds); 7 inpatient rehab units; 12 personal care or assisted living properties (1153 beds); 4 independent living properties with 918 retirement apartment units and 22 villas; Concordia Community Support Services, Concordia Visiting Nurses; Concordia-IRMC VNA, Good Samaritan Hospice and Concordia Hospice of Washington including four in-patient locations; Concordia Medical Equipment; Providence Pharmacy; Concordia Physician Practice, Outpatient Rehab; Adult Day Services and Concordia Child Care Center. Additionally, he is Chairman of the Board for 14 Concordia corporations.

Also, Mr. Frndak has served on the National Board of Directors for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for the past 12 years. Mr. Frndak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Specialized Studies, Business Concentration, from Edinboro University.

Ted W. Goins Jr.

Ted Goins began his career in long-term care as a certified nursing assistant, a certification he still maintains. A graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Goins is a licensed nursing home administrator and served at Trinity Village in that capacity for 10 years prior to being named president and CEO in 2000. Goins has served as Board Chair for Lutheran Services in America, has served on the NC Legislative Study Commission on Aging, on the NC State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators, on the Board of LeadingAge. He is currently on the Board of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the Editorial Board of the North Carolina Journal of Medicine, and the Board of the NC Health Care Facilities Association.

Adriene Iverson

Adriene Iverson has been part of the Elder Care Alliance team since 2010, initially as VP of Operations, where she oversaw all of Elder Care Alliance’s operational functions as well as the infrastructure for internal communications. In 2011, she led a comprehensive software conversion and implementation of electronic health records across all of Elder Care Alliance’s communities. She was also instrumental in ushering in Dr. John Zeisel’s internationally recognized dementia care program I’m Still Here™ in Elder Care Alliance’s memory care neighborhoods. She led Elder Care Alliance’s strategic planning.

Iverson has extensive experience guiding the operations of not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Elder Care Alliance, she served for 15 years as Vice President of Operations at the CNH District Church Extension Fund, a $60 million church loan fund. Her responsibilities ranged from oversight of finance to marketing, underwriting, loan placement, and construction draw management. For more than a decade she served as chair of the board for a startup Continuing Care Retirement Community, providing her with valuable, firsthand knowledge of the senior living industry. Iverson holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Santa Clara University.

Dr. Damyn Kelly

Damyn Kelly, J.D. is the president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of New York (LSSNY), a leading social service agency serving more than 7,000 New Yorkers every day. Mr. Kelly oversees a $60 million annual budget and nearly 650 highly-qualified employees in the delivery of quality human services for the benefit of all New Yorkers, especially those most in need.

Mr. Kelly is a skilled strategic leader who has worked for more than 18 years as the chief executive of organizations serving many disenfranchised members of the community. His work has improved the lives of the formerly incarcerated; those living with mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities; and the homeless. He has leveraged his experience, industry knowledge and strong commitment to community advocacy, to bolster the business practices and financial success of several social service agencies. As CEO of Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers, Inc., Mr. Kelly had great success managing a multi-service agency serving more than 6,000 children and families in a variety of educational, vocational and behavioral treatment programs across 11 facilities.

Michael Spigel

Michael Spigel is President & CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. Spigel has a long and distinguished career in health-care administration, focused almost exclusively on rehabilitation. He joined Brooks Rehabilitation in 2004 as President of the Outpatient Division. Since then, he has earned roles of increasing responsibility, including: Chief Operating Officer; Senior Vice President; Executive Vice President; and, President. From 2000 to 2004, he worked for The RehabCare: Group in St. Louis, Missouri, in increasingly responsible roles: Executive Director; Vice President, Outpatient Operations; and, Senior Vice President, Group Operations. From 1996 to 1998, he worked for Sutter Health in Sacramento, California. He began his career as a practicing physical therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Spigel earned his master’s degree in Health Administration from Chapman University in Orange County, California, and his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland.Spigel is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and serves on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Post-Acute Care Advisory Committee.

Linda Timmons

inda Timmons is the President and CEO of Mosaic, a national healthcare provider offering a wide range of person-centered services. Mosaic’s collaborative community-based network reaches across 13 states and 750 communities, supporting 5,200 people with diverse needs, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism support, behavioral therapy and senior care.

Passionate about service and advocacy, Timmons routinely speaks publicly on behalf of Mosaic and people with disabilities. Through the years, she has held numerous positions in several states within the organization. When Mosaic was formed in 2003, Timmons was named Senior Vice President of Program Services. In 2006, she was named President and Chief Operating Officer, and in 2008 she became Mosaic’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Cyndi Walters

Cyndi Walters was named President and CEO of National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) in May 2021. She has served at NLCS in varying capacities for nine years; first as a consultant before joining as chief operating officer in 2016. As president and CEO, her focus is strategically growing and furthering NLCS’ mission to honor, inspire and support choice and opportunity in partnership with older adults.

Cumulatively, Walters has over 30 years of experience in the senior living industry including a strong background in strategically growing and diversifying the organization and an enhanced focus on operating as a senior-living system and leveraging its benefits and efficiencies. Prior to joining NLCS, she provided project management and advisory services to senior living organizations through Walters Advisors, LLC. She has also served in a leadership role at Presbyterian Senior Living in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, and during her 19 years at KPMG (a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services), spent significant time as a partner and leader of their National Senior Living Advisory Practice.


Pastor Mark Huber

Back by popular demand, Mark Huber joins us for a seventh year as our theologian in residence. Pastor Mark is the founding pastor of Sanctuary Church, a growing community of faith on the South Shore of Boston. He comes to Sanctuary after a brief stint wandering the world as a musician, working with congregations in Columbus, Ohio, and Berkeley, California, and graduating with a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. A Starbucks lover, aspirant song-writer, and professional instigator, he can often be found gathering people up to create large works of art, think deep thoughts about God, or attempt to make the world a better place. He has led Sanctuary’s expansion to a second location in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and when not on the clock can be found hiking, biking, or generally enjoying the beauty of the South Shore with his wife and daughter.


Organization Name
AccordRita Wiersma
Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA)Hans Springer
Advocate Aurora HealthKathie Bender Schwich
AK Child & FamilyAnne Dennis-Choi
Allegheny Lutheran Social MinistriesPatricia Savage
Ascentria Care AllianceAngela Bovill
Bethany Home AssociationKris Erickson
Bethany of the NorthwestJoseph Scrivens
Bethel New LifeSharif Walker
BoardSourceJim Taylor
California Lutheran Homes and Community ServicesNancy Ackerman
CassiaBob Dahl
Concordia Lutheran MinistriesKeith Frndak
Dakota Boys and Girls RanchJoy Ryan
Diakon Lutheran Social MinistriesScott Habecker
Eben Ezer Lutheran Care CenterShelly Griffith
Elder Care AllianceAdriene Iverson
eliseoR. Kevin McFeely
enCircleRay Ratke
Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaNaomi Sonne
Fellowship SquareChristy Zeitz
Gemma ServicesKristen Gay
Genacross Lutheran ServicesRick Marshall
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation NetworkMichael Spigel
Graceworks Lutheran ServicesJudy Budi
Immanuel Lutheran CommunitiesJason Cronk
Inside Out NetworkFred Nelson
InspiritusJohn Moeller
KenCrestMarian Baldini
Liberty Lutheran ServicesLuanne Fisher
LSF Health SystemsChristine Cauffield
Luther ManorStephanie Chedid
Luther SeminaryRobin Steinke
Lutheran Child and Family Services of IllinoisMichael Bertrand
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana/KentuckySven Schumacher
Lutheran Community Services NorthwestDavid Duea
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of MissouriMike Duggar
Lutheran Family Services of NebraskaChris Tonniges
Lutheran Foundation of St. LouisAnn Vazquez
Lutheran Friends of the Deaf/Mill Neck Family of OrganizationsAsiah Mason
Lutheran HavenJerry Griffing
Lutheran HavenMichael Ray
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee ServiceKrish O’Mara Vignarajah
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee ServiceLee Williams
Organization Name
Lutheran Life CommunitiesSloan Bentley
Lutheran Services CarolinasTed Goins
Lutheran Services FloridaSam Sipes
Lutheran Services in IowaJohn Twardos
Lutheran Social Ministries of MarylandJeff Branch
Lutheran Social Ministries of New JerseyColleen Frankenfield
Lutheran Social Service of MinnesotaPatrick Thueson
Lutheran Social ServicesStacy Martin
Lutheran Social Services of AlaskaAlan Budahl
Lutheran Social Services of Central OhioTodd Treon
Lutheran Social Services of IllinoisMark Stutrud
Lutheran Social Services of IndianaAngela Moellering
Lutheran Social Services of NevadaArmena Mkhitaryan
Lutheran Social Services of New YorkDamyn Kelly
Lutheran Social Services of South DakotaRebecca Kiesow-Knudsen
Lutheran Social Services of Southern CaliforniaLaSharnda Beckwith
Lutheran Social Services of Southern CaliforniaTerry Paulson
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital AreaKristyn Peck
Lutheran Social Services of the SouthwestConnie Phillips
Lutheran Social Services of the SouthwestBarb Rapp
Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin IslandsJunia John-Straker
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper MichiganHéctor Colón
Metro Lutheran MinistryScott Cooper
Missouri SlopeReier Thompson
MosaicLinda Timmons
MosaicKeith Hohly
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres, Inc.Tracy Murphy
National Lutheran Communities and ServicesCynthia Walters
Northfield Retirement CommunityTom Nielsen
Portico Benefit ServicesRoss Eichelberger
Portico Benefit ServicesWill Stensrud
Portico Benefit ServicesChristina Womack
Portico Benefit ServicesTom Schlotterback
SamaritasSam Beals
St. John’s UnitedDavid Trost
St. Joseph HomeDan Connors
TabithaChristie Hinrichs
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan SocietyTom Syverson
The Lutheran Church—Missouri SynodDorothy Krans
UpbringMichael Loo
Village On The IsleDoug Feller
We Raise FoundationPaul Miles
Wernle Youth & Family Treatment CenterDarrell Gordon
Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaNicolaj Siggelkow
Worship AnewMatthew Leighty


Future Forward: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage
Nicolaj Siggelkow
David M. Knott Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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Workforce: The Great Migration
Ron Hetrick
Senior Labor Economist and Director of Staffing Products, Emsi Burning Glass
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Pathways to High-Performing Diverse Boards
Jim Taylor
Vice President of Leadership Initiatives, BoardSource
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