Meet the leaders of LSMNJ.

Senior Leadership

Colleen Frankenfield

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 …

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Jennifer Cripps

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. …

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Vice Presidents

John Chapman, MBA, NHA

Vice President and Executive Director, Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown

John Chapman, MBA, NHA, has joined Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown as the new Vice President and Executive Director. Elizabeth Sparling, Chief Operating Officer of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, the parent organization of …

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Jessica Fogg

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Jessica Fogg joined Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ in November 2017 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She brings with her more than 24 years of senior living industry sales and marketing …

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Krista Jacobs

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 …

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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 …

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Chad Murin

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. After …

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Sherry Outten

Vice President, Administration

A longtime resident of Gloucester County, Sherry Outten often wondered what was so enticing about the long commute that she spent her entire career working in Pennsylvania—and not just across the river, but in …

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Leah Reynolds

Vice President of Philanthropy and Mission Advancement

Leah Reynolds spent over 25 years in the Pittsburgh area honing her skills as a top-level fundraising executive, volunteering for numerous organizations at both the board level and in the trenches helping the underserved …

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Beth Gebhart

Executive Director, Mission Advancement

Growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, Beth Gebhart must have been influenced by her home state’s nickname. Though she has left the Volunteer State for the Garden State, Beth’s commitment to public service has not …

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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 …

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