Leadership Lutheran Senior Services

Meet Our Leadership

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson

President and CEO

Gary Anderson, BSN, MHA, RN, is President and CEO of Lutheran Senior Services. Before his current position, he served as Chief Operations Officer for LSS. During his tenure, Gary has been accountable for numerous new business development programs and services. Prior to joining LSS, Gary spent eight years at Advanced ICU Care, where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for a multistate and international telemedicine company. Throughout his career, Gary’s clinical experiences include critical care, transplantation, and telemedicine, while his administrative experiences include hospital leadership, as well as service line and program development as a senior leader in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Gary has been responsible for the management of several clinical positions, including physicians, advanced practice staff, nursing, therapy, and technical staff. In addition to creating new service lines and revenue streams, Gary has been active in developing quality improvement programs, initiating cost savings, and leading organizations in meeting and exceeding regulatory and compliance standards.

Chad M. Sneed

Chad M. Sneed

Senior Vice President of Finance

Chad Sneed was named Senior Vice President of Finance for Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) in April 2020. He served LSS most recently as Vice President of Financial Reporting and Budgeting and prior to that as Controller. His focus at LSS has been on developing and improving the financial reporting and budgeting of LSS using business intelligence software. Chad’s professional career began in public accounting in 1995 with a small local CPA firm. He subsequently worked for CliftonLarsonAllen until 2006.  Chad holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Account (CPA).

Rev. John Kotovsky

Rev. John Kotovsky

Chief Mission Officer

As Lutheran Senior Services Chief Mission Officer, Rev. John Kotovsky focuses on the LSS Faith Inspired Christian Core Values and supports spiritually guided programs such as the Pastoral Care Team and the Christ Care Fund. He also works on growing LSS’s relationships with partner churches and other organizations. John previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of LSS from September 2007 through June 2020. Before joining LSS, John was President and Chief Operating Officer for the real estate development and management company Koch Development Co., Inc. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of The Sansone Group, Inc., and Senior Accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. An ordained Lutheran pastor, John served as Pastor of Administration and Christian Education for Community Church of Joy in Phoenix and Chief Financial Officer of the Joy Company. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, John also holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Over the years, he has shared his heart for servant leadership through various professional and ministry boards.

Lisa W. Williams

Lisa W. Williams

Senior Vice President of Workforce Excellence

Lisa W. Williams was named Senior Vice President of Workforce Excellence of Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) in April 2020. She previously had served LSS as Director of Workforce Excellence since 2019 and prior to that as Regional HR Director. In her regional role, she supported LSS’ newly developed centralized recruiting team and was the HR Business Partner for LSS’ Illinois communities and Breeze Park life plan community in St. Charles, Missouri. Prior to joining LSS Lisa was Senior HR Business Partner for Aetna’s mid-west region and Vice President of Human Resources for Coventry Health Care’s Commercial health plans, where she supported 18 commercial health plan offices and 3,500 employees throughout the United States. Lisa has a BS degree from Stephen College and an MBA from Lindenwood University. She serves on the Personnel Committee for the city of Creve Coeur.

Lisa Norwine

Lisa Norwine

Chief Advancement Officer

Lisa serves as Chief Advancement Officer at Lutheran Senior Services. Lisa came to LSS after a very successful career in philanthropy in the St. Louis area. Her previous roles include serving as the Executive Director of SSM’s St. Louis Foundations and serving on the fundraising team at Washington University. She began her career in banking with Mark Twain Bank and Boatmen’s Bank. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia with a BSBA. At LSS, Lisa shares her leadership skills and a passion for helping older adults.

Board of Directors

Jeff Dunn


Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

Paul Tice


Argos Investment Advisors

Dr. F. Matthew Kuhlmann


Instructor in Medicine
Washington University

Dan Brown

Assistant Secretary

Commercial Banker
Wells Fargo

Dave Anderson

Vice-President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development
Express Scripts

Julie Bantle

Director of Quality
Kindred Healthcare

Rev. Roy Christell

Senior Pastor
Living Lord Lutheran Church

Diane R. Drollinger

Network for Strong Communities

John A. Komlos

ARCO Construction Co., Inc.

Harry Mueller

Delta Group Electronics

Rev. Dr. Travis Scholl

Managing Editor of Theological Publications
Concordia Seminary

Lisa J. Sombart

William Tao & Associates Consulting Engineers

Sherry C. Strand

Thompson Coburn LLP

Norman Toon

Exec. Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
Reliance Bank

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