LSC announces additions to its leadership team

Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC), a nonprofit health and human services organization serving North and South Carolina, recently announced a reorganization of its leadership team.

With the reorganization, LSC President Ted Goins named one chief operating officer for the entire organization, three vice presidents, a chief information officer, and a chief administrative officer.

LSC is happy to announce that Kesha Smith, formerly chief operating officer of senior services, accepted the position of chief operating officer for the entire organization. In this position, Smith  provides management and oversight for LSC senior services and child and family operations. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and a licensed real estate broker. Smith joined LSC in 2003 and served as special projects coordinator, operations coordinator, and chief administrative officer before being named chief operating officer of senior services in 2013.

To coincide with Smith’s new role, LSC also named three vice presidents. Myra Griffie is now vice president for child and family services, Courtney Johnson was named vice president for senior services, and Mary Beth Lemly is vice president for teammate services.

Griffie provides management and oversight for the LSC child and family services. Griffie began her career with LSC in 2003 as clinical coordinator for Charlotte foster care and group homes before becoming vice president for programs and later senior vice president for quality and risk management. Griffie holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina.

Similarly, Johnson provides oversight for LSC senior service operations. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of New Hampshire. She is a speech-language pathologist and nursing home administrator. Johnson joined LSC in 2013 and served as a nursing home administrator and director of business development before being named vice president of senior services.

Lemly provides oversight of the new teammate services area for Lutheran Services Carolinas. Lemly is a licensed nursing home administrator and assisted living administrator with 30 years of experience in long-term care management. She is also a North Carolina-qualified activity director and a licensed real estate broker. Lemly joined LSC in 2014 as the executive director for the Trinity Elms Campus in Clemmons. She moved to the LSC Administrative Office in 2021 serving as operations coordinator and director of strategic systems before being named vice president of teammate services.

Mary Glidewell has become chief information officer and Christina Joyce has become chief administrative officer.

Glidewell, former director of information technology, will retain oversight of LSC’s IT department. Glidewell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Catawba College, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Glidewell originally started her career with LSC working in the business office at Trinity Oaks health and rehab in 1996 to cover for a maternity leave. After that job ended, she returned to LSC in 1997. She has served as Business Office manager at Trinity Oaks Health & Rehab, software support, and systems analyst, before becoming director of information technology.

In her new position, Joyce leads organization-wide administrative efforts and research projects for LSC. Joyce holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a concentration in finance from North Carolina State University. She joined LSC in 2007 and served as senior accountant, executive director of Trinity Living Center, director of community-based services for Trinity at Home/Trinity Living Center, and director of administration before being named chief administrative officer in 2023.

“Please join me in welcoming all of these teammates to their new roles and lift them up in prayer that they help lead LSC as we continue to grow and prosper in our Mission, Vision, and Values,” Goins said.