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

Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope

The Rev. Larry Crowell

President and CEO

“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

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

Michele Cenci-vice president of development

Michele B. Cenci

Vice President of Development

“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

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

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Heather Dubbe

Vice President of Human Resources

“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.”

Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope-Pam Georgiana, Vice President of Engagement

Pam Georgiana

Vice President of Engagement

“I’m honored to work for an organization that serves people in need by meeting them where they are and helping them improve their lives.”

Chad Wolverton, Vice President of Information Technology Chad Wolverton

Chad Wolverton

Vice President of Information technology

“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

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Board Chair and Chair, Executive Committee
Dan Bailey

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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Chair Elect and Board Secretary
Rev. Bonnie Gerber

All Saints Lutheran Church, Worthington

“I serve at LSS because I believe when God commands us to “love your neighbor as yourself,” God is calling us to action. Biblical love is about our relationship with God and others, and when we love our neighbor as ourselves we work to meet the needs of others as much as we meet our own needs of food, clothing, shelter, relationships, etc.  I serve out of the world’s need for love.”

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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.”

Chair, Administration and Finance Committee
Jessica Quinn, Esq.

Senior Vice President and Chief ETHICS AND Compliance Officer

“My family has been profoundly impacted by issues of mental health and homelessness.  I serve to provide the same hope and support to other families that has made such a difference to mine.”


Chair, Economic Engines Committee
Todd Treon

REtired Marketing Professional

“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.”

Mindi Cunningham

Mindi Cunningham, LLC

“Hope is easily lost in times of despair and darkness; if hope can be restored through the caring hearts, minds, and hands of others, then lives can begin to be transformed. I believe we have a responsibility to serve those in need, as we are called upon by Christ.”

Rev. Mark Diemer

Grace of God Lutheran Church

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.”

Ed Kendall

Vice President, Capital Planning and Controls

“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.”

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.”

Andrew Meslow

Chief Executive Officer
L Brands and 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.”

Brandon Riggins

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.”

Adam Steinbrenner

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.”

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.”

Linda Taylor

Jill E. Treece  MBOE, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSBB

Senior Lecturer, fisher College of business – management services
The Ohio State University

“I am humbled to be a part of LSS.  A benevolent multi-faceted organization that fills an important niche in Central Ohio.  Clients are met in their own environment, and given hope for a better tomorrow.”

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