The Board of Trustees for The Village at Augsburg share a devotion to the ministry, guiding our growth to ensure that our community is a retirement destination for new generations. As NLCS President and CEO Larry Bradshaw said, “The Trustees don’t just meet in a Board Room. They are out in the community, speaking with neighbors and seeing for themselves opportunities for improvement.” To learn about the Board of Trustees for our parent organization, National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS), click here.


Albert E. Lietzau

Albert serves as chair of the Board for The Village at Augsburg and has over 35 years of knowledge and practice working with various insurance and brokerage firms. His areas of specialty include property and causality insurance, commercial insurance, professional and legal liability and liability analysis. In addition to his extensive professional career, Albert is an active member within the Baltimore community and holds numerous committee leadership positions.

Darrell Duggins

Vice Chair
Darrell Duggins is retired from a financial management career that included over 25 years as the chief financial officer (CFO) for not-for profit, faith-based, social ministries. More specifically, he has served as the CFO for Augsburg Village prior to the affiliation with National Lutheran Communities & Services, Lutheran Social Ministries of Maryland (which includes Carroll Lutheran Village and the Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant) and Lutheran Family Services of Colorado which specializes in foster care and refugee resettlement. Darrell has served on the Augsburg’s board since 2014 and participated in the organization’s strategic planning effort that ultimately led to its affiliation with National Lutheran Communities & Services. He has also served on the board of the Aegis organization which is a liability insurance option for Maryland senior living communities. Darrell holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from Loyola University in Baltimore, and a master’s degree in organizational development from the University of Phoenix. He and his wife Bonnie have recently retired to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina where he enjoys golf and visits from their six grandchildren.

Karl Silex

Karl, a lifelong Lutheran, is a member of The Village at Augsburg board and the National Lutheran Communities & Services joint finance committee. He is a retired CPA and former partner with the firm of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. He has a Bachelor’s of Art degree from McDaniel College and a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Baltimore and previously held a securities license. He is active in the Rotary Club of Baltimore and serves on several other boards.

Angela Dignan

Angela is proud to serve as secretary of The Village at Augsburg board. She is an experienced client services executive with over 14 years of experience. She specializes in captive insurance, alternative risk financing and creating self-insurance vehicles for health systems and skilled nursing communities. As a client services team leader, she leads and coordinates all activities, communications and relationships for a team of health care brokerage professionals and its client base. Angela began her career as a professional and general liability claims coordinator at SISCO, managing all facets of the claims handling process for self-insured organizations. She holds a Master of Business Administration of health care management from the University of Baltimore.

Scott Hemmeter

Board Member
Scott Hemmeter was honored to join the Augsburg board in 2015, as well as serve as a member of the finance committee. He is a graduate of Loyola University of Maryland where he earned a master’s degree in business administration in 1994. Scott began his professional career in international accounting, where he spent several years before moving to the health care field. Scott has worked as the control of a large orthopedic surgeon group in Baltimore and as CFO of Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates. In his free time, Scott enjoys playing golf, yard work and hiking with his family’s Labrador Retriever. Scott and his family live in northern Baltimore County and are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church Sweet Air.

Anne C. Goller

Board Member
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Leanne Stack Martin

Board Member
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Steve Thacker

Board Member
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Thomas J. Whiteford

Board Member
Thomas focuses on real estate, business, commercial, employment and insurance related litigation matters. He represents national and local clients in negotiations and litigation involving land use disputes, real estate, riparian rights and construction defects. He also handles litigation involving cemeteries and funeral homes. He regularly advises a range of companies, particularly real estate developers, commercial lessors, cemeteries and providers of funeral services, with regard to potential litigation and other business-related decisions. Thomas is also experienced in the representation of licensed medical professionals before a range of governing bodies both in hearings and on appeal.

Joan Chalmers

Board Member
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Lawrence R. Bradshaw

President & CEO, National Lutheran Communities & Services

Larry Bradshaw joined National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) in October 2009 as president and CEO, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit senior living industry. From 1987-2006, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Strategic Growth with Asbury Communities, a not-for-profit, multi-site, senior living organization. In 2006, Larry took on the role of President for Asbury’s for-profit company, The Asbury Group, offering consulting services to other Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Larry was also the principal of Bradshaw Insights Group, providing consulting services to CCRCs in everything from strategic planning and board development to financial analysis and capital structure development.

As the president and CEO at NLCS, Larry focuses on strategic growth and furthering the organization’s 130-year mission and ministry of providing lifestyle, residential and health care options for seniors. He leads a team of dedicated professionals whose collective goal is to meet the ever-changing needs of seniors, while providing excellent care and innovative services that preserve seniors’ independence and dignity. Under his leadership, NLCS has become a multi-site organization through both new development and acquisitions, and it has developed a wide range of services including home care, home health care and community care centers.

Larry is an active member of LeadingAge and LeadingAge Maryland, has served as a CCAC (now CARF) Commissioner, and as Chair of CCAC’s Financial Advisory Panel. He is a frequent presenter at numerous national meetings, including LeadingAge, the National Investment Conference, and Ziegler’s Senior Living CFO Workshop.

Larry has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Emporia State University and a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management from The University of Phoenix.