Lutheran Services in America (LSA) President and CEO, Charlotte Haberaecker, has been honored as one of this year's recipients of The NonProfit Times magazine's "Power & Influence Top 50" listing for her impact on behalf of the LSA network and Lutheran social ministry. LSA is one of the nation's largest health and human services networks, touching the lives of one in 50 people in the U.S. every year. The network spans the spectrum of care, providing critical services in communities across the country, from health care to disaster relief, senior care, refugee resettlement, disability support, housing, veterans' services and more.
News surrounding the LSA staff
On July 13, Lutheran Services in America (LSA) President and CEO Charlotte Haberaecker represented the LSA network at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA). This invitation only, once-a-decade forum took place at the White House, and brought together nearly 200 aging policy experts, thought leaders, Administration officials, and Members of Congress to discuss the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans over the next ten years. LSA is the largest faith-based group serving older adults in the United States, representing close to 200 Lutheran social ministry organizations that provide care for seniors.
Lutheran Services in America (LSA) welcomes Kim Roque to our network. Effective June 15, Kim serves as the new Director of Member Engagement, based at the LSA national headquarters office in Washington, D.C. In this role, Kim is a key member of the team responsible for supporting and connecting our membership. Her responsibilities include leading the development and implementation of LSA’s signature events – the Lutheran Leadership Summit and the LSA Annual Conference – as well as leading several peer networks and communities of practice.
LSA would like to thank all who participated in our #ThanksBob campaign. We received dozens of messages and well wishes through our Facebook and Twitter pages for Bob Francis, LSA’s outgoing Public Policy and Advocacy Director. LSA joins you in thanking Bob for his services and wishing him well in his next chapter!
Join your fellow Lutheran Services in America colleagues from across the nation at the LSA Member Reception hosted at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Nashville, TN. RSVP today and don’t miss this special opportunity to connect and share with other LSA members. Plan to attend the reception with your friends, family, and staff members – all are welcome. You will also be joined by LSA's President and CEO, Charlotte Haberaecker, and VP, Member Engagement, Shannon Steene, at the event.
If you're attending the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Nashville, please plan to attend the LSA Member Reception on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm in the Cumberland 1-2 room at the Omni Nashville. Bring your staff, friends, and family to this special event and network among fellow LSA members while enjoying refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.
Shannon Steene of LSA's Member Engagement team has been on the road lately, visiting members of Lutheran Services in America. Did you know that LSA's network is made up of more than 300 organizations, which provide care to six million people a year? Thank you to all the hard-working people that provide care and hope to people in need throughout the U.S.
March 26-27, Alesia Frerichs, VP of Member Engagement for LSA, took part in a conference with SAMSHA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, to represent the Lutheran Services in America network and our 300 members.
LSA is excited to welcome Nathan King and Caleb Rollins to the LSA team for the 2014 CAPS Fellows Program internship. Nathan and Caleb join us from Valparaiso University, a Lutheran institution founded in 1859 and located about an hour outside of Chicago in Indiana. Nathan is currently pursuing a major in Digital Media with a Theology minor and will provide advocacy support to Bob Francis, Director of Advocacy and Policy for LSA. As an International Service major and Philanthropic Leadership and Service minor, Caleb will work with Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of LSA, on fund development.
When I hopped on a plane departing from Reagan National Airport in December 2013, I knew I wasn't leaving D.C. for the final time. After spending a semester studying and interning in the District through the Lutheran College Washington Semester, I was confident that I wanted to return to Washington at some point, but I knew figuring out my return would be a long row to hoe. It's funny how things work out.