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Jodi Harpstead – Chief Executive Officer
Jodi Harpstead became the Chief Executive Officer of Children's Home Society on July 1, 2012, when the organization entered into a management agreement with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of LSS, a post she has held since September 2011. From May 2007 to September 2011, Jodi was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for LSS, where she led efforts in Services, Human Resources, Information Technology and Finance. Jodi first came to LSS in 2004 to serve as its Chief Advancement Officer as LSS was kicking off the Movement of Hope capital campaign to build the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis.
A native of the Chicago area, Jodi received a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Michigan State University in East Lansing before settling in Minnesota. Prior to joining LSS, Jodi spent 23 years with Medtronic, Inc., where held several key positions, including president of Global Marketing and U.S. Sales in the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division. Most recently, she was vice president and general manager of Cardiac Surgery Technologies. An exceptional leader and staff developer, she helped to grow revenue in a variety of businesses at the pioneering medical device organization.
Jodi currently serves as vice chair on the Board of Regents of Augsburg College in Minneapolis and has volunteered in leadership capacities for a variety of other organizations, including the Plymouth Christian Youth Center, Lutheran Campus Ministry of Minnesota, and her own congregation, the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Shoreview. She formerly served on the board of directors for Delta Dental Plan of Minnesota and the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Mutual Fund Board. Jodi and her husband, Stan, live in Arden Hills, Minn., and have two grown children.
Maureen E. Warren – President
Maureen Warren became President of Children's Home Society on July 1, 2012. In her previous role as President and CEO, she led Children's Home Society through a transformational period that culminated in the current partnership with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.
As Vice President of Housing and Community Development at Fannie Mae, Maureen oversaw annual investments in affordable housing and community development projects in the upper Midwest. As Chief Administrative Officer for William Mitchell College of Law she was responsible for all administration operations and developed a $24M budget and managed a $21M endowment. Before joining Children’s Home Society, she served as the Director of Housing and Employment Services for the Wilder Foundation.
Maureen earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Minnesota Law School and her B.A. at the College of Saint Catherine in Saint Paul. She has served on countless boards and committees, including the Family Housing Fund and the Public Health Law Center.
Maureen is a policy wonk, a traveler, a map-collector and a storyteller. She lives in St. Paul, Minn., with her son, Samuel, who was born in Vinh Long, Vietnam. Maureen adopted Samuel in January 2002 with the support of Children's Home Society.
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