Agency CEO elected to new national board position

by | Dec 14, 2021 | Uncategorized

LCS Northwest President and CEO David Duea has been named to the Board of Directors of Lutheran Services in America, based in Washington D.C. He joins the 12-member board as its only West Coast representative.

Lutheran Services in America is one of the largest health and human service networks in the U.S. It advances the work of more than 300 Lutheran social ministry organizations responsible for over $22 billion in collective annual revenue, serving 6 million people on the strength of nearly 250,000 employees.

Duea’s additional role will bring national visibility to the broad range of programs that he continues to oversee at LCSNW: aging and independent living, behavioral health services, family and community support, child welfare programs, refugee and immigrant services, and crime victim advocacy. His election to the national board comes as LCSNW wraps up celebrating its centennial year in 2021.

“This is an opportunity to not only learn from national leaders,” he said, “but also to highlight the good work that the staff and volunteers of LCSNW are doing right here in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.”

A career in social work and Tacoma-based nonprofit leadership led Duea to LCSNW’s chief executive post in 2014. “David is a proven leader whose record demonstrates his commitment to transforming lives in communities across the Pacific Northwest,” said Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America. 

LCSNW and Lutheran Services in America share an affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). They also share a calling to lift up people in need regardless of age, race, culture or religious faith, in both rural and urban areas.

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