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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Krista Jacobs, PHR, SHRM-CP

Senior 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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Management Team

Jennifer Blanchard

Administrator, SpiriCare at Home and Journey Hospice of North Jersey

Jennifer Blanchard recently joined LSMNJ as Administrator of SpiriCare and Journey Hospice of North Jersey. Jennifer brings extensive home healthcare leadership experience, from skilled pediatrics to geriatric home-based care. In addition, Jennifer held a …

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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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Mercy Gonzales, RN, CDP, CALA, LNHA

Vice President, Community Based Services & Special Projects

Mercy Gonzales recently re-joined Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey as Vice President, Community Based Services and Special Projects. She previously spent over 18 years with LSMNJ as an executive director, administrator, and director …

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Jeffrey Gronemeyer

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Jeff has extensive experience in business development and marketing strategy. He has worked in the senior living sector both in the United States and abroad, and has held multiple leadership roles including VP of International …

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Maria Iavarone, MPA

Executive Director, Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City

Maria Iavarone joined Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City in May of 2016 as Quality Assurance Coordinator. She was promoted to the Center Director role in January 2017, and was named Executive Director in …

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Alison Lauck

Vice President of Philanthropy

Alison Lauck joined LSMNJ in 2019 as the Vice President of Philanthropy. Alison brings with her an array of knowledge and experience. Her well-rounded career includes fund development, event planning, and operations.  She achieved …

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Renee Luchtman

Administrator, Journey Hospice of PA

Renee Luchtman joined LSMNJ in 2023 as Administrator for Journey Hospice in Pennsylvania. Renee has extensive healthcare experience in sales, marketing, operations, and strategy development across various disciplines including hospice, home health, home infusion, …

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Denise Raymond

Administrator, Journey Hospice of South Jersey

Denise Raymond is the Administrator for Journey Hospice in the South Jersey area. Since joining Journey in 2019 Denise, has served as the Director of Nursing, successfully building a strong clinical team and a …

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Michael Schauffele

Regional Director of Plant Operations

Michael Schauffele joined Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey as Regional Director of Plant Operations. Michael’s professional career in construction, facilities management, safety, and security has spanned more than 20 years, including 15 years …

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Hector Torres

Executive Director, Housing

Hector Torres, Executive Director of Housing, has extensive property management experience. Most recently, he worked for New Community Corp., in Newark, NJ where he was responsible for the oversite of eleven affordable housing properties. …

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Christopher “CJ” Williams, Jr., MBA, CDF, LNHA

Vice President & Executive Director, Crane's Mill

Christopher “CJ” Williams joined Crane’s Mill in the Spring of 2022 as Associate Executive Director, and has since been promoted to the Vice President and Executive Director role. Born and raised in Henderson, NC, …

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