Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Schumann To Leave Lutheran Services in America

Jill Schumann of Lutheran Services in America (LSA) announced yesterday she would leave the Baltimore, MD-based organization on December 31st.  She is leaving to pursue an opportunity at ParenteBeard, an accounting and consulting firm.  The company is developing a Mid-Atlantic nonprofit consulting practice, and Schumann will be heading it.  In announcing her decision to staff, she said:

“My work at LSA has brought together my faith, my passion for the church’s work in the world, my earnest desire that all people have the barriers removed that allow them to put their gifts in the world, and my real love for social ministry organizations and their leaders.  I am quite certain I will never have work I love as much.”
Prior to her work with LSA, Schumann launched Kairos Health Systems, a nonprofit post acute care alliance, and served in executive roles with nonprofit and for-profit organizations including on the senior team of Tressler Lutheran Services. She created programs in post acute healthcare, behavioral health and chemical dependency treatment. She has consulted with church organizations, healthcare, aging services and social service providers particularly around innovative programming for the future.  She was just selected to NPT's Power & Influence Top 50 for the ninth year in a row.

Nonprofit CEOs have seen a lot of changes in the past couple of months, both planned and unplanned.  We learned over the weekend of the tragic passing of Peter Goldberg of Families International, but there was also the death of former Red Cross CEO Bernadine Healey just a couple of weeks ago.  We also saw Steve Gunderson step down from the Council on Foundations, Carolyn Woo take over at Catholic Relief Services, and Gary Bass step down from OMB Watch. 

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