Board Members and Leadership Team

Lutheran Social Services’ board members and leadership team are deeply connected to the mission and values of the LSS Network of Hope. We will always maintain our clients’ dignity and manage our resources responsibly, as inspired by our faith. We live out our faith by ensuring all people are received and treated with unconditional kindness, respect and dignity.

Our Leadership Team

The Rev. Larry A. Crowell

Interim President and CEO

lcrowell@lssnetworkofhope.org

“I serve because I believe in the mission of LSS to directly serve and help those in need and because it aligns with my personal desire to, in some small way, help fulfill God’s command that we love our neighbor, right here in central Ohio.”

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Rick Davis

Chief Operations Officer

radavis@lssnetworkofhope.org

“Our good works in helping those in need is a noble cause, which I don’t take lightly.”

Dawnya Underwood

Dawnya Underwood, LMSW, PMP

Vice President of PROGRAMS

dunderwood@lssnetworkofhope.org

“Through my work at LSS, I plan to leverage a collaborative, future-forward culture that empowers communities and individuals to create successful community-based programs providing trauma-sensitive and strengths-based services for those people who live at the highest levels of vulnerability and are impacted by all forms of abuse, violence, chronic homelessness, unemployment and poverty.”

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Michele B. Cenci

Vice President of Development

mcenci@lssnetworkofhope.org

“I love working for an organization that shares my own personal values.  I am proud that we offer help and hope to people who are experiencing very hard times.  It feels good knowing LSS services are offered with the utmost dignity and respect, and it’s rewarding to see our board, leadership team, staff, volunteers and donors all come together to help restore lives.”

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Phil D. Helser, CPA

Vice President for Finance, Chief Financial Officer

phelser@lssnetworkofhope.org

“Serving is the best way to demonstrate to others the love of Christ.”

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Heather Dubbe

Vice President of Human Resources

hdubbe@lssnetworkofhope.org

“I know that by helping to provide great employees and volunteers who are caring and dedicated, and who know we care about them as we do those we serve through our programs, we in turn improve the experience our clients and residents within our various facilities receive each and every day.”

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Chad Wolverton

Vice President of Information technology

cwolverton@lssnetworkofhope.org

“I enjoy providing technology solutions that have a direct impact — Not only to the organization and its mission but most importantly to the community we serve.”

Our Board Members

Todd Treon, VP, MARKETING – SOLUTIONS, SERVICES, DIGITAL & ECOMMERCE CARDINAL HEALTH, board member

Board Chair and Chair, Executive Committee
Todd Treon

Executive Leader & Business Owner

“I feel a calling to serve those who are less fortunate and especially those with pressing needs for the basic necessities in life which aligns with the LSS mission.”

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Chair, Economic Engines Committee
Deborah Mitchell

Founder and President
cypresstree corp.

“LSS is a unique organization, filled with individuals who are deeply committed to helping others in need.  I serve at LSS because it truly reflects what Frederic Buechner described as the place where God calls one to serve: “…the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”’

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Chair, Human Services Committee
Brian Weber

Managing Director, Transmission Development
Transource Energy, American Electric Power

“Lutheran Social Services has a long history of providing help to those in need in the central Ohio area. It is an honor to serve the LSS organization and know that my contributions can add to the generous contributions of time, energy and finances from the community and together make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.”

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Dan Bailey

Chair
Bailey Cavalieri LLC

“I have been affiliated with the LSS Board for nearly 25 years and am continually impressed with the Agency’s compassionate staff, thoughtful leaders, caring volunteers and generous donors. The needs we address are great, but everyone associated with LSS should be very proud of our efficient use of the resources we have and the critical difference we are collectively making in the lives of so many people.”

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Rev. Mark Diemer

Pastor
Grace of God Lutheran Church, Columbus
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Greg Jordan

Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive
Nationwide Insurance

“Being part of LSS, who helps those with life’s basic needs, is both humbling and rewarding and a part of the Lord’s grand plan.”

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Ed Kendall

CFO
ELFORD INC.

“Lutheran Social Services aligns my faith with the ability to positively impact those in our community who need assistance with basic needs.  The organization’s operating model is attractive and enables efficient delivery of programs and services to our clients.”

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Ron Kerr

VP, Customer Experience Solutions
Cardinal Health

“Problems don’t get any more fundamental than having food, shelter and safety.  I can’t think of a better way to help address these problems in our community than serving at LSS and am grateful for the opportunity to work with such caring people.”

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Aaron McClendon

Associate Vice President – Global Talent Acquisition
Victoria’s Secret

“I’m humbled and energized to serve this faith based organization that’s mission is to create a better world by serving people in need. This values-based focus aligns with my approach to life and I’m grateful for the opportunity to help create positive impact in peoples lives.”

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Andrew Meslow

Chief Executive Officer
Bath & Body Works

“Martin Luther famously said ‘God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.’  I am pleased to be joining with Lutheran Social Services in helping so many of our neighbors here in Ohio.”

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Brandon Riggins

Senior Project Executive
Messer Construction co.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunity I have to serve at LSS and help individuals overcome challenging situations with dignity and love of your neighbor.  The scope of services this Agency provides to meet the various needs of the community is impressive, it’s truly a remarkable organization.”

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Adam Steinbrenner

LEAD PASTOR
St. John Lutheran Church, Dublin

“As a pastor at one of the Lutheran churches in the Columbus area, I find great joy in partnering with Lutheran Social Services. LSS provides a direct avenue for the members of my congregation to make real and ongoing impact in the lives of our Columbus neighbors. As a board member, I look forward to fostering a stronger connection between the local congregation and the community care of LSS.”

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Brian Suiter

Principal, RiverWest Partners

‘”The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” LSS, it’s partner organization and all of their staff exemplifies this adage, perfectly. I am proud to serve an organization that is successfully focusing on the holistic and critical needs of our community.”

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is a United Way agency, a member of Lutheran Services in America and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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