LSC welcomes new board members

LSC welcomes five new board members: Tami Hefner, Doug Nelson, David Turner, Hoang Nguyen, and Sharon Graeber.

Tami Hefner of Conover, North Carolina spent 25 years with the Catawba County Department of Social Services. She began as a social worker and then took on the role as assistant director.

Her first social work job was at Trinity Village in Hickory, North Carolina.

Hefner is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and went on to complete her master’s in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She is a member of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church.

Doug Nelson lives in Tobaccoville, North Carolina and is a retired CPA. Before retiring, he was the treasurer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Nelson previously served on the LSC board for 9 years and is the current chairman of the Board of the NC Lutheran Synod Foundation.

He is a member of Augsburg Lutheran Church.

David Turner lives in Columbia, South Carolina and is the Director of Development for Historic Columbia.

Turner has 20 years of leadership in various denominations in the areas of music and parish engagement. He also currently serves as the Director of Music at Ebenezer Lutheran Church.

Hoang Nyugen of Durham, North Carolina is a director of information technology.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and then attended George Washington University to complete a masters in epidemiology and biostatistics.

He has served as the director of the Project Management Office for Connected Health at ICON plc, and as the global project director for product registration at PRA Health Sciences.

Sharon Graeber lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and is the owner and architect at the Office of Sharon Graeber Architect, PLLC.

After graduating from NC State University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design in architecture in 1981, she continued her education at the university and received a master’s in architecture in 1983.

Graeber was a member of the Board of Directors for Lutheran Services of the Aging from 2006-2010 and a Board of Directors member of Lutheran Health Care in Baltimore, Maryland from 1989 to 1992.

She is a member of Grace Lutheran Church.