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LSA Members Represented at LeadingAge Annual Meeting

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.

Networking in Nashville

LSA welcomed nearly 100 attendees to our Member Reception at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo on Sunday, October 19 in Nashville, TN. Held at the Omni Nashville, this special event welcomed LSA members alongside their staff and family members. Attendees were joined by LSA President and CEO, Charlotte Haberaecker, and Director of Member Engagement, Shannon Steene, for an evening of sharing and connection.

Registration is Now Open for the CEO Academy

Registration is now open for the 2015 CEO Academy taking place at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa in Safety Harbor, FL from February 1-4, 2015. Each year, the CEO Academy gathers the chief executives of our Lutheran social ministry organizations from around the country for candid discussions, tangible ideas, take-aways, camaraderie and ongoing reliable support – all wrapped in a trusted environment of faith and mission.

LSA Attends SAMSHA 2015 Interfaith Partnership Summit Representing Members and Lutheran Social Ministry

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.

Children, Youth & Family Cohort Working Together to Improve Outcomes for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

With more than 100 LSA members serving children, youth and families in 33 states across the country, the LSA network has a dominant national child welfare presence. LSA members provide a broad range of services from foster care and adoption to counseling, housing, health care, mental health care, early childhood education, charter schools, alternatives to detention, Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) foster care programs, and programs for youth aging out of foster care. In the past year the LSA Children, Youth and Family (CYF) Working Group was formed to focus on youth aging out of the foster care system and how we can work collectively as a network to address the challenges and opportunities inherent with this issue.

Wendy Goldstein to Receive Brooklyn Women of Distinction Award

Wendy Goldstein, President and CEO of Lutheran HealthCare, was honored as one of Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction at a special event on May 21. This annual award recognizes women who have displayed exemplary leadership in the borough. In the article titled, “Hospital Boss Heals Ailing Institution,” Ms. Goldstein is commended for her remarkable revival of the Lutheran Medical Center; she reinvigorated the institution's Lutheran roots and created an open and accepting environment for treatment.

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