David Duea Joins Lutheran Services in America Board of Directors

Press Release
Thursday, December 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — Lutheran Services in America, a nonprofit that harnesses a nationwide network of 300 health and human services organizations to empower communities all across America, is proud to announce the election of David Duea, the president and CEO of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, to its board of directors.

Duea brings with him decades of experience serving communities across Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and a reputation of leading innovative services that support people of all ages and backgrounds. He has led Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a 100-year-old member organization of Lutheran Services in America based in Tacoma, Washington, that lifts up more than 40,000 people each year, since 2014. As president and CEO, Duea has propelled programs that deliver behavioral health, child welfare, and services for families, refugees, and older adults. Recently, Duea oversaw the agreement for Compass Housing Alliance to become an affiliate of Lutheran Community Services Northwest.

“David is a proven leader whose record demonstrates his commitment to transforming lives in communities across the Pacific Northwest,” said Charlotte Haberaecker, president and CEO of Lutheran Services in America. “His skills and experience promise to invigorate how we continue to think about addressing the complex issues that affect the one in 50 people in America our network lifts up each year.”

Prior to joining Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Duea led HopeSparks, another Tacoma-based nonprofit, as CEO for 13 years. Duea has served in the nonprofit field since he graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1989 with a degree in social work. He has extensive experience working with board development, fundraising, and systems management.

“Tackling the toughest challenges people face each and every day to transform lives and communities is at the core of what Lutheran Services of America does,” said David Duea. “I am honored to join their board of directors and excited to work with a network that has a shared passion for empowering people and building healthier communities on a national scale.”

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About Lutheran Services in America
Lutheran Services in America is a network of 300 Lutheran health and human services organizations that works with more than 1 in 50 people in America each year. Recognized by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Forbes as one of the nation’s largest nonprofits, the network operates with more than $22 billion in combined annual revenues. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Lutheran Services in America leads groundbreaking programs in partnership with philanthropy, academia, healthcare providers and others to empower Americans to lead their best lives. To learn more, visit www.lutheranservices.org.