Stacy Martin Appointed President & CEO of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
The board of directors of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS; www.lfsneb.org) has selected Stacy L. Martin as the next president and chief executive officer. She joins LFS effective April 3.
Martin, who will leave her position as executive vice president of programs at Lutheran Services Florida in Tampa, will succeed current President & CEO Ruth Henrichs. Last summer, Henrichs announced her plan to retire after 42 years of dedicated service to LFS.
“I’m eager to return to my Midwestern roots and to join an organization that so proudly and compassionately serves its neighbors with a vision of safety, hope and wellbeing for all,” Martin stated.
Martin comes from Lutheran Services Florida (LSF), one of the largest social service organizations in Florida, with more than 1,500 employees and a budget of $220 million. At LSF, Martin oversees a team of 600 and a budget of $50 million delivering programs that include child welfare, guardianship, immigration and refugee services, housing, youth shelters, sexual abuse treatment and behavioral health services. Prior to this position, she served as their chief communications and development officer. Before joining the executive team at Lutheran Services Florida, Martin was a vice president at Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service and the director of Policy and Advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in Washington D.C. She was born in Omaha and raised in Kansas.