Rev. John Moeller
Chief Executive Officer
John has more than 25 years experience in ministry on nonprofit leadership. Before joining LSG in February 2017, he served as the CEO at Action Ministries in Atlanta. John is ordained as a minister in the United Methodist Church.
Robert Herrera, MBA, MSA
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO)
Robert joined LSG in June 2017. In his role, he provides oversight and leadership in the functional areas of Finance, Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Audits, Grants Management, Risk Management, Information Technology and Human Resources. He has more than 23 years in the Non-Profit/Government financial industry.
VP of Development
Jeffrey Smythe has more than twenty years of nonprofit leadership experience, serving in development or executive leadership roles for such organizations as Meals On Wheels Atlanta, EARTH University Foundation, Project Open Hand and World Teach Costa Rica. He received his Master’s in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University and graduated from Leadership Atlanta in 2014.
Melissa Austin, LPC, DDP
VP of Programs
Melissa has her Master’s degree in Clinical Behavioral Psychology and has been licensed since 1995. For more than 20 years, she has worked in home- and community-based services in the nonprofit sector, including direct service, program development, compliance, administration and provider network development. Melissa has been with LSG since 2012.
LaVonda Deloney, MBA/SPHR/SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources
LaVonda has over 20 years of diverse HR experience in the areas of higher education, banking and finance, and the nonprofit sector. She holds an MBA with HR concentration from the University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus.
Director of IT
Reggie joined the agency in 2010, and is responsible for directing all technology and communications initiatives for the agency statewide. Reggie serves on the LSA LITN Board as treasurer and is a member of the voluntary organizations active in Disaster Response in Georgia.
Tracie Ball, MA
Executive Director of the Northwest Region
Tracie earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Shorter College. She has more than 25 years’ experience in outpatient/inpatient mental health and child welfare.
Angel Sorochak, MA
Regional Director - Coastal Region
Angel received of Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Georgia. She has more than 10 years experience in nonprofit leadership and has worked extensively in the areas of development and program implementation.
Emily Laney, LMSW
Director of Disaster Response, Refugee and Immigration Services
Emily Laney has worked at Lutheran Services of Georgia since 2013. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker for the State of Georgia and is a Kennesaw State University Alumnus. In addition to her work with refugees, Emily has worked in anti-trafficking awareness and in higher education, and has spent extensive time working with internally displaced persons and refugees in the developing world.
Director of Community Engagement
Melanie has more than 25 years of experience in creating a vision for volunteerism and implementing community engagement strategies and programs for congregations and nonprofit organizations. She has a Masters in Theology and is a rostered Minister of Word and Service in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Through her work with LSG, Melanie lives out her vocation as a deacon to serve at the intersection of the church and world - seeking wholeness in the world and equipping others for acts of compassion, healing and justice.
Board of Directors
Ms. Michelle Angalet, Deacon
Judicatory Representative Southeastern Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Mr. Valentino Bates
Rev. Ray Borchelt
Judicatory Representative Florida/Georgia District Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
Retired LCMS Pastor and Teacher
Mr. Charles Bridgers, Attorney
DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, LLC
Mr. Gary Dowell
State Bank and Trust
Rev. Dr. David Hardy
Pastor, Living Grace Lutheran Church
Mr. Don Larsen
D Larsen Coaching
Mr. Paul Littmann
Retired Partner, Deloitte Consulting, LLC
Mr. Evan Longstreth
Retired, Lutheran Services of Georgia
Rev. Beverly Brown Shaw
St. John’s Lutheran Church / Sound Advice Sonography