Dr. Loren Anderson

Co-Director

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Dr. Anderson served for 20 years as president of Pacific Lutheran University(PLU) in Tacoma, WA.Throughout his career, leadership development has been aspecial focus as Dr. Anderson has recruited, hired and mentored countless able and rising leaders who have gone on to assumes major leadership positions. Dr. Anderson holds a B.A. degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; an M.A. in speech from Michigan State University; and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in communication theory and research.

Dr. Tom Cedel

Co-Director

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Dr. Cedel is a retired Air Force colonel and fighter pilot. His last assignment prior to retiring was in the Pentagon working for the Secretaryof Defense on strategy and requirements issues. After he retired from the military, Dr. Cedel was head of the Operations Analysis Department at Northrup Grumman-TASC, Inc. He then served as President of Concordia University Texas in Austin, TX from 2002 to 2014. Dr. Cedel is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership at Valparaiso University.

Diana Gabriel

Senior Associate and Coach

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Diana Gabriel, SSCC, PCC. In addition to being a Strengths Strategy Certified Coach, received her coach’s training and certification through The Coaches Training Institute, one of the world’s premiere coaching organizations. Diana is passionate about and focused on four areas of service - Strengths Based leadership, Building Cultures of Trust, Building Resilience and Foundations.

MaryAnn Anderson

Coach and Instructor

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An internationally certified executive coach, MaryAnn’s private coaching practice focuses on leaders making transformational changes in their lives.  Her client list includes leaders in health care, not-for-profit management, higher education as well as entrepreneurs and community leaders.  She has taught  Sustainable Leader Development and served as one of two Executive Coaches for the LECNA Fellows program since 2014.

Her coaching training has included work with Doug Silsbee and Bebe Hansen (Presence Based Coaching) and Brenè Brown, PhD.LMSW and author ( “Daring Greatly”  Rising Strong”and “Dare to Lead”.) She is certified as a facilitator for “Dare To Lead” within organizations, small groups and individuals.

A graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, MaryAnn held a number of advancement positions in several Lutheran Colleges and Universities over a period of 30 years in Minnesota and the Pacific Northwest.  In addition to working with donors, she implemented and facilitated a number of leader development and community outreach programs.

In each of the communities where she has lived, she has chaired a number of not-for-profit boards and committees.

She currently serves on the Board of Regents of Concordia College, Moorhead MN.

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Carrie Carrol

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Carrie Carroll currently serves as the
Executive Director of Strategic Enrollment and Admissions at
Metropolitan State University.
Beyond her experience in higher education, Carrie is committed to
building interculturally competent leaders. She consults with individuals,
organizations and businesses as a Qualified Administrator of the
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). 

Rev. Ann Elizabeth Rosendale

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The Rev. Ann Elizabeth Rosendale is in her tenth year serving as the Loken Endowed Chair for the Campus Pastor at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, her alma mater. She received her Master of Divinity and Master of Arts (Youth Ministry) degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. Ann is a member of 2015-2016 LECNA Fellows cohort. Recently she was recognized by NACADA, a global community of academic advisors, for her work in developing a “sophomore retreat” experience for second year students centered around vocation. 

Rev. Dr. John Nunes

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Rev. Dr. John Nunes currently serves as the ninth president of Concordia College-New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College (now Concordia University), Ann Arbor, Mich.; a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; and both Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He also has received honorary doctorates from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis.

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Jessica Sunblade

Web Master

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Jessica Sunblade has been the web master for LECNA Fellows since 2015. She has a degree in Digital Media from Valparaiso University with a focus on Communication. 

Meet The Team