Meet the leaders of LSMNJ

Find out more about the leadership at Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey.

Senior Leadership

Colleen Frankenfield, M.S., J.D.

President and CEO

Colleen was welcomed into the LSMNJ family in October 2014. Introducing her to staff at LSMNJ’s Burlington office, Bill McCracken, Chairman of the LSMNJ Board of Trustees said, “Colleen impressed our search committee with …

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Sherry Outten, MBA, LNHA

Senior Vice President and COO

Joining LSMNJ in January 2015 as the vice president and executive director for Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown, Sherry stated, “I’m happy to be working for a faith-based organization with such a strong mission and …

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Jeannine M. Richman, CPA, MBA

Senior Vice President and CFO

Jeannine M. Richman, CPA, MBA joined Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey as new Senior Vice President & CFO in August 2020. Jeannine has over 20 years’ experience in finance and leadership. Most recently, …

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Management Team

Tracey Cavacino, RN, MSM, NHA

Vice President of Clinical Services

Joining the management team in late August of 2020, Tracey Cavacino is well-versed not only in senior care, but also in quality improvement. In her role as Vice President of Clinical Services, Tracey is …

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Marina Ferrer, MS, LNHA

Vice President & Executive Director, Crane’s Mill Continuing Care

We are excited to welcome Marina Ferrer, MS, LNHA, into her newest role as Vice President & Executive Director at Crane’s Mill Retirement Community. Marina joined LSMNJ in late February of 2020 as the …

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Christine Houston-Lacy, CPM

Executive Director, Housing

We are proud to welcome Christine Houston-Lacy back to Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey as the new Executive Director of Housing. Christine first came to our non-profit in 2005 as the Director of …

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Krista Jacobs, PHR, SHRM-CP

Vice President of Human Resources

Her formative years may have been spent in northeast Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, but Krista Jacobs knew she was not destined to be a country girl. Like many considering such a transition, Krista made her …

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Alison Lauck

Vice President of Philanthropy

LSMNJ is pleased to welcome Alison Lauck as the new Vice President of Philanthropy. Alison brings with her an array of knowledge and experience. Her well-rounded career includes fund development, event planning, operations, as …

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Christine Lesicko, RN, BSN, MBA

Vice President & Executive Director, Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City

Ms. Lesicko is very familiar with the PACE model of care as she served for 7 years as the director of operations at NewCourtland LIFE in Philadelphia. More recently, she was vice president of …

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Shawn Thompson FMP, NAHMA

Regional Director of Plant Operations and Purchasing Contractor

Shawn Thompson has stepped into a new role at Lutheran Social Ministries with his recent promotion to Regional Director of Plant Operations and Purchasing Contractor. Previously serving as LSMNJ’s Executive Director of Housing since …

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Darlene Thurber, R.N., BSA, CALA, LNHA

Executive Director of Journey Hospice

Darlene Thurber, R.N., BSA, CALA, LNHA, has been welcomed into the LSMNJ family as the new Executive Director of Journey Hospice. Darlene grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Adelphi University with a BSN …

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Karla Traficante

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Karla Traficante has effectively and successfully led the sales and marketing team at Crane’s Mill for the past decade and was appointed Vice President of Sales and Markeitng for the LSMNJ organization in 2019. …

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