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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
- Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Church (Mass.)