National Lutheran’s President & CEO Larry Bradshaw Joins Lutheran Services in America’s Board of Directors

Rockville, MD- Larry Bradshaw, president and chief executive officer for National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS), has been named to Lutheran Services in America Inc.’s (LSA) Board of Directors for a three-year term. Board elections took place during LSA’s Annual Meeting of the membership on April 27, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of LSA’s 2016 Annual Conference. Bradshaw’s term as a Class A Board Director begins July 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2019.

“LSA and NLCS share a common bond in our efforts to help seniors live a higher quality of life,” said Charlotte Haberaecker, LSA’s president and chief executive officer. “With two-thirds of our members providing services to seniors, our organizations are focused on how to address some of our nation’s most pressing senior care issues. Adding Larry’s perspective, experience and expertise to our dedicated Board will help us continue to expand our focus on the growing, critical needs of seniors in our nation today.”

Bradshaw brings more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit senior living industry.  He has been the president and CEO of NLCS for six years and an active part of LSA’s CEO Academy since 2010, presenting on numerous topics relating to senior living services.  Bradshaw is an active member of LeadingAge, has served as a CCAC (now CARF) Commissioner, and as Chair of CCAC’s Financial Advisory Panel. He is a frequent presenter at several other national meetings, including LeadingAge, the National Investment Conference, and Ziegler’s Senior Living CFO Workshop.

“LSA is very focused on enhancing the network of Lutheran Social Services throughout the country,” Bradshaw said. “I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with the Board in this endeavor.”

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)

Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. With more than 125-years’ experience, NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities and services in Maryland and Virginia. Other communities and services sponsored by National Lutheran include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., The Village at Orchard Ridge and myPotential at Home in Winchester, Va., and The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval. For more information, visit


Lutheran Services in America, Incorporated (LSA) is one of the largest health and human services networks in the country with more than 300 members that provide a broad range of critical services from health care to children and family services, senior services, disaster relief, refugee services, disability support, housing, and employment support, among others. Collectively, LSA members serve 1 in 50 people each year in thousands of communities across the United States and are open to all regardless of their religious affiliation or social or economic background. The LSA network is ranked at #23 on the Philanthropy 400, an annual listing of top charitable groups, and has combined revenue of $21 billion. LSA is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, please visit


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