CEO Summit 2024: Catalyst Roundtables


The Catalyst Roundtables offer opportunities for deeper exploration of key issues, combining industry expertise and peer insights, providing opportunities to share successes and learnings to inform our paths forward. Choose a session and join the conversation.

Broadening Your Investor Base: Trends in Philanthropy and Impact Investing 

Monday, January 29 (Mohave West)

Many leading private foundations have moved beyond traditional grant making to also include impact investments. At the same time, donor-advised funds (DAFs) are now one of the largest vehicles for charitable contributions to ensure flexibility and impact. Corporate philanthropy is leaning further into social purpose aligned with mission. This session will explore current trends for consideration to diversify your funding portfolio.

Hear from a diverse set of viewpoints and perspectives including:

  • Joy Ryan, President and CEO, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
  • John Brothers, President, T. Rowe Price Foundation 
  • Linda Norman, President and CEO, Mission Investment Fund
  • Aaron Seybert, Managing Director, Social Investment Practice, Kresge Foundation

There will also be time for CEO collaboration group discussions for those serving New Americans and the Disability Network.

The Future of Healthcare Partnerships

Monday, January 29, and Tuesday, January 30 (Sachem Hall)

Medicaid managed care organizations and Medicare Advantage are playing increasingly important roles in cost management and resource allocation for our country’s most vulnerable people, including addressing health-related social needs and social determinants of health. Through an engaging two-part discussion, we will highlight where partnerships are essential and working well, along with what is needed for scale to improve individual and community outcomes into the future. 

Panelists across both sessions include:

  • Tricia McGinnis, Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Center for Healthcare Strategies
  • Timothy McNeill, Founder of Freedmen’s Health
  • Brandi Newman, SVP of Community and Social Impact, Advocate Healthcare
  • Alison Rein, Managing Director, Health and Human Services, Quantified Ventures
  • Jami Snyder, Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
  • Mark Stutrud, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • Christy Zeitz, President, Fellowship Square
  • Arielle Zina, Vice President of Social Drivers of Health and Community Impact, United Healthcare

The Lutheran Role in Advancing Housing Solutions

Tuesday, January 30 (Mohave West)

Housing affects everything we do, from serving older adults, and people with disabilities to youth and families, new Americans and veterans. With many further at risk of homelessness, as communities are struggling with a scarcity of affordable housing, join this discussion to spark your thinking and hear from leaders in the field. This engaging discussion will focus on innovative efforts and partnerships that move beyond traditional funding methods. 

Panelists include:

  • David Bowers, Vice President for Mid-Atlantic Market and Senior Advisor, Faith-Based Development Initiative for Enterprise Community Partners
  • Thomas Campbell, Sr. Vice President Real Estate, Lutheran Church Extension Fund
  • Jeff Lubell, Director of Housing and Community Initiatives, Abt Associates 
  • Adam Marles, President and CEO, Lutheran Senior Services
  • Michael Skrebutenas, Senior Vice President, Housing, LISC
  • Chris Tonniges, Lutheran Family Services, Nebraska (Moderator)

AMMPARO: Protecting Migrant Children

Tuesday, January 30 (Kiva)

Join Mary Campbell, program director of AMMPARO, Raed AbuJries from the ELCA, and Kristyn Peck from LSS-NCA as they share their partnership and the growing opportunities to support unaccompanied minors. 

  • Raed AbuJries, Program Manager for Education and Communications, AMMPARO U.S. Network, ELCA  
  • Mary Campbell, Program Director, AMMPARO, ELCA 
  • Kristyn Peck, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area