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Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan


Boards of Directors

We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of representatives from business, clergy, health care and other sectors of the community. The board provides direction and approval in terms of our strategic plan, employee and fiscal policies, and other programmatic issues.

Operating Board of Directors

Eric Thomas, Chair

Pastor Katie Baardseth, First Vice Chair

José Olivieri, Second Vice Chair

Michael Loseneggar, Treasurer

Franklin Cumberbatch, Secretary

Héctor Colón, President

Bishop Jim Arends 

Corinne Bodeman

Richard Edwards

Dean Gruner
Timothy Haas

John Howman, Past Chair
Pastor Rich Likeness

Maureen Kolb
Pastor Catherine Mode

Richard Pieper
Laura Vartanian

Advisory Directors

Bishop Jim Arends, La Crosse Area Synod
Bishop Paul Erickson, Greater Milwaukee Synod
Bishop Gerald Mansholt, East Central Synod
Bishop Katherine Finegan, Northern Great Lakes Synod

Bishop Lauri Skow-Anderson, Northwest Synod
Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld, South Central Synod

Bill Orth 

Janet Schulz

Foundation Board of Directors

Patricia Wesner, Chair
Matthew Richmond, Vice President
George Roth, Vice Chair and Secretary 
David C. Boerke, Treasurer
Héctor Colón
A. William Huelsman
Julie Ische
A. Bela Maroti
Margaret M. Paur
John Schaller
John Silseth
Jon Stellmacher



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Suite 2275
West Allis, WI 53214

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