Leadership Lutheran Senior Services

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John Kotovsky

John Kotovsky

President and CEO

Leading since September 2007, John Kotovsky serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Senior Services. With a blend of business acumen and pastoral ministry, he’s uniquely qualified to build on the organization’s nearly 160-year legacy of mission and lead it into the future with stability and strength. Before joining Lutheran Senior Services, 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. Also a 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 also shared his heart for servant leadership through various professional and ministry boards.

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Gary Anderson, MHA, RN, serves as Chief Operations Officer for Lutheran Senior Services. Before beginning in his current position, he served as the Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness/CNO for LSS. Prior to joining LSS, Gary spent 8 years at Advanced ICU Care, where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for a multistate and international telemedicine company. Gary has been accountable for numerous new business development programs and services at LSS. His clinical experiences include critical care, transplantation, and telemedicine, while his administrative experiences have included 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.

Paul J. Ogier

Paul J. Ogier

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Ogier is the co-founder of Provident Group, which became a subsidiary of LSS in June 2001. He served LSS as Vice President of Development and Other Services until he was named Chief Financial Officer in 2006. His professional career began in 1981 as a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath, a national accounting firm. Paul has a B.S. degree in finance from Missouri State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has a vast knowledge of development, operations, and financing, with a special emphasis on project financing. Paul has been a leader in the senior housing industry for over 20 years.

Lisa Norwine

Lisa Norwine

Chief Advancement Officer

Lisa serves as Chief Advancement Officer at Lutheran Senior Services. Lisa comes 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. Lisa comes to LSS with great leadership skills and a passion for helping older adults.

Mark W. Schoedel

Mark W. Schoedel

Chief Development Officer

Mark Schoedel was appointed Chief Development Officer in 2017, after serving as Vice President of Construction and Information Technology for 11 years. Prior to that, he served as Administrator of Construction and Technology for all LSS entities, after serving as Facilities Manager for Lutheran Health Care Association, an LSS predecessor. He is a former Director of Operations for Grace Church, St. Louis, in Maryland Heights, Missouri, and worked as an engineer at Monsanto Company from 1976 to 1985. Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla. He’s a registered professional engineer in the state of Missouri and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mark also served on the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center for 20 years.

Board of Directors

Kathleen T. Mueller

Chairperson

Retired, Partner
Husch Blackwell Sanders

Jeff Dunn

Vice Chairperson

Attorney/Shareholder
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

Scott M. Hartwig

Secretary

Executive Vice President
Regions Bank

Dr. F. Matthew Kuhlmann

Assistant Secretary

Instructor in Medicine
Washington University

Richard J. Bagy Jr.

President
Central Bank of St. Louis

Rev. Roy Christell

Senior Pastor
Living Lord Lutheran Church

Diane R. Drollinger

President/CEO
Nonprofit Services Center

Karl A. Dunajcik

Principal
Moneta Group

John A. Komlos

Principal
ARCO Construction Co., Inc.

Harry Mueller

CEO
Delta Group Electronics

Gary Olson

Retired, President and CEO
St. Luke’s Hospital

Rev. Scott Seidler

Senior Pastor
Concordia Lutheran Church

Lisa J. Sombart

President
William Tao & Associates Consulting Engineers

Sherry C. Strand

Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Paul N. Tice

CIO
Argos Investment Advisors

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