LSA Welcomes New Board Members

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Three Class A Board members for the LSA Board of Directors were elected by the membership at the 2014 Annual Meeting:

  • David Fenoglietto, President and CEO, Lutheran SeniorLife
  • Armena Mnatsakanyan, Executive Director, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
  • Ann Vazquez, President and CEO of the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis

David Fenoglietto

David Fenoglietto has served as the President and CEO for Lutheran SeniorLife since 2004, having previously held the position of Vice President of System Development. Under his leadership, Lutheran SeniorLife has grown to become a more diverse and contemporary senior living service provider and has enabled the organization to forge several new strategic partnerships. David has over 25 years of professional experience having worked for health care organizations and held senior management positions for health care systems at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA and St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo Ohio. David earned a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Gannon University and an undergraduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Fenoglietto is a board member of Hospital Council of W. PA, Faith Based Network (13 regional providers of senior services), SWPPA (Southwestern PA Partnership on Aging), LIFE Pittsburgh and many boards associated with Lutheran SeniorLife.

Armena Mnatsakanyan has held the position of Executive Director of Lutheran Social Services of Nevada (LSSN) since 2008 where she has worked to expand services to the community.  She has over 21 years of nonprofit management experience, including her role as Director of Operations and Development with Mission Armenia, a $15M public agency with international branches and 28 regional offices. Mrs. Mnatsakanyan is a native of Armenia where she graduated from Yerevan State University and received her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Delaware. Mrs. Mnatsakanyan is fluent in Armenian, Russian and English.  She is the author of two children's books and numerous articles, poems and novels, and a translator of four books. Armena brings to the LSA Board a unique combination of social service administration knowledge, passion and hands-on experience working with people who have been marginalized through the struggles and tragedies of life. Her life experiences have shaped her character to be a woman of compassion, vision and action.

Ann Vasquez

Ann Vazquez moved to St. Louis in 1985 after graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in business/finance.  She spent the next 21 years in commercial lending, the last 17 of which were with US Bank.  She spent the first 11 years specializing in providing banking services to not-for profits and healthcare companies in St. Louis.  The last 6 years she was the Senior Vice President and manger of the Broker Dealer and Mutual Fund Group. In September 2006 she left the banking world and was hired as the President and CEO of Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis.  Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis make grants to health and human care organizations and congregations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  Lutheran Foundation currently has 6 funding focus areas:  Congregation Social Service Outreach Ministry, Christian Volunteerism, Lutheran Education, Older Adults Maintaining Independence, Service to Ex-Offenders and Their Families and Supporting Foreign-Born Populations.

Ann's non-profit board service has included:
Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition, YWCA of Greater St. Louis and Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley.  She is currently on the board of the Visiting Nurse Association of St. Louis, Gateway Center for Giving and Lutheran Services of America.

For-profit board service includes: Board member of Scottrade Bank. She also serves on the audit and CRA committees of the Bank.

David Swartling, Counsel, Mills Meyers Swartling, was appointed as a Class B Board member by the ELCA.  We thanked Board members who have completed their service on the LSA Board including Rev. Alan Erdman, President & CEO of Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri, Ted Goins, President and CEO of Lutheran Services Carolinas, and Dr. Robert Tuttle, Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School.