Meet the LIRS Board of Directors | LIRS
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The board is composed of members who have knowledge of and commitment to refugees and immigrants. LIRS believes strength is found in diversity and that refugees and immigrants need a voice at the table of influence. There are three former refugees or first generation immigrants on the board. The LIRS president is an ex-officio member of the board.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Senior Vice President and Director, Institutional Wealth Management Bryn Mawr Trust Company (Princeton, NJ)

Elizabeth Wagner, Board Chair

Co-CEO World Trade Center Institute (Baltimore, MD)

Eddie Resende, Vice Chair

CPA, Retired (Alpharetta, GA)

Dennis Wieckert, Board Treasurer

Director, Member Engagement Strategies Thrivent Financial (Minneapolis, MN)

Jan Engkasser, Board Secretary

Co-Chair, Warnock Foundation (Baltimore, MD)

Michele Speaks, Executive Member at Large

Independent Advisor, Diane Batchik Consulting (Columbia, MD)

Diane Batchik, Executive Member at Large

Senior Vice President and Director, Institutional Wealth Management Bryn Mawr Trust Company (Princeton, NJ)

Elizabeth Wagner, Board Chair

Co-CEO World Trade Center Institute (Baltimore, MD)

Eddie Resende, Vice Chair

CPA, Retired (Alpharetta, GA)

Dennis Wieckert, Board Treasurer

Director, Member Engagement Strategies Thrivent Financial (Minneapolis, MN)

Jan Engkasser, Board Secretary

Co-Chair, Warnock Foundation (Baltimore, MD)

Michele Speaks, Executive Member at Large

Independent Advisor, Diane Batchik Consulting (Columbia, MD)

Diane Batchik, Executive Member at Large

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Moorhead Public Schools (Fargo, ND)

Matuor Alier

Bishop, Greater Milwaukee ELCA Synod (Milwaukee, WI)

Bishop Paul Erickson

President Emeritus, Concordia-Bronxville, Retired (Bronxville, NY)

Dr. Viji George

Facilitator for Mission Engagement, Southeastern District LCMS (Ellicott City, MD)

Rev. Dr. Yared Halche

Manager for Lutheran Engagement (retired), Thrivent Financial (Greensboro, NC)

Virginia Hultquist

Executive Director, Service and Justice ELCA Churchwide Office (Chicago, IL)

Rev. Rafael Malpica-Padilla

CEO, Inspiritus (Atlanta, GA)

John R. Moeller, Jr.

CEO (retired), Port Discovery Museum (Baltimore, MD)

Bryn Parchman

Founder and President, Kleen Supply Company (Galveston, TX)

Carlos Peña

Associate Director, Market Intelligence, Jazz Pharmaceuticals (San Jose, CA)

Dr. Diana Pohle

VP, Operational Risk Manager at Huntington National Bank (Minneapolis, MN)

Clarance Smith

Senior Director, Resources & Relationships ELCA Churchwide Office (Chicago, IL)

Evelyn Soto

Retired (Chapel Hill, NC)

Faith Ashton

Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Moorhead Public Schools (Fargo, ND)

Matuor Alier

Bishop, Greater Milwaukee ELCA Synod (Milwaukee, WI)

Bishop Paul Erickson

President Emeritus, Concordia-Bronxville, Retired (Bronxville, NY)

Dr. Viji George

Facilitator for Mission Engagement, Southeastern District LCMS (Ellicott City, MD)

Rev. Dr. Yared Halche

Manager for Lutheran Engagement (retired), Thrivent Financial (Greensboro, NC)

Virginia Hultquist

Executive Director, Service and Justice ELCA Churchwide Office (Chicago, IL)

Rev. Rafael Malpica-Padilla

CEO, Inspiritus (Atlanta, GA)

John R. Moeller, Jr.

CEO (retired), Port Discovery Museum (Baltimore, MD)

Bryn Parchman

Founder and President, Kleen Supply Company (Galveston, TX)

Carlos Peña

Associate Director, Market Intelligence, Jazz Pharmaceuticals (San Jose, CA)

Dr. Diana Pohle

VP, Operational Risk Manager at Huntington National Bank (Minneapolis, MN)

Clarance Smith

Senior Director, Resources & Relationships ELCA Churchwide Office (Chicago, IL)

Evelyn Soto

Retired (Chapel Hill, NC)

Faith Ashton

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