Meet the leaders of LSMNJ.

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 …

Read More »

Jennifer Cripps, CPA, CGMA, MSAFM

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Like many people, Jennifer (Jen) Cripps faces the daunting task of balancing a demanding professional life with her personal life. As her friends, family, and colleagues would attest, she’s adept at juggling mixed responsibilities. …

Read More »

Management Team

John Chapman, MBA, LNHA

Vice President and Executive Director, Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown

John Chapman, MBA, LNHA, joined Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown as the Vice President and Executive Director in 2018. As a grandfather to four active grandchildren, John brings to Lutheran Crossings a personal appreciation of life’s …

Read More »

Mercy Gonzales, RN, CDP, CALA, LNHA

Executive Director, The Villa at Florham Park

Staff and residents of The Villa at Florham Park welcomed Mercy Gonzales as the program’s new executive director on May 15, 2017. A long-time employee of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSMNJ), Mercy …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Christine Lesicko, RN, BSN, MSN

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Chad Murin, LNHA, MHCM

Vice President & Executive Director, Crane’s Mill Retirement Community

As a college student, Chad Murin met a Jersey girl and his life changed. After graduation, this Pittsburgh (PA) native followed her and his heart to New Jersey and has not looked back. “We …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »