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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Management Team

Marina Ferrer, MS, LNHA

Executive Director, The Villa at Florham Park

Marina Ferrer, MS, LNHA, has joined LSMNJ as Executive Director of The Villa at Florham Park. Marina brings with her over 15 years of experience as an administrator, having previously managed various senior living, …

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Ramona Gonzales, MHA, MBA, LNHA

Executive Director, Crane's Mill

Ramona Gonzales, MHA, MBA, LNHA has been appointed as the Executive Director for Cranes Mill. Ramona impressed the search committee during the interview process because of her passion for working with older adults, her …

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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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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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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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Cynthia Mackalonis, RN-BC, CLNC, LNHA

Vice President of Clinical Services

Cynthia Mackalonis, RN-BC, CLNC, LNHA has joined LSMNJ as the new Vice President of Clinical Services. With an extensive background in nursing and long term care, Cindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from …

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Sherry Outten, MBA, LNHA

Vice President, Administration

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 commitment …

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Shawn Thompson FMP, NAHMA

Executive Director of Housing

Shawn Thompson has been promoted to the esteemed position of Executive Director of Housing at Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ. Shawn has been a valued member of the LSMNJ family since joining in 2008 …

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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, who has effectively and successfully led the sales and marketing team at Crane’s Mill for the past decade, has been appointed Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the LSMNJ organization, effective …

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