Lutheran welcomes new foundation board chairs

Submitted Photo Joel Gaden (left) and Terry Havens-Turner pose outside the Lutheran Campus in Jamestown.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Lutheran Jamestown and the Lutheran Foundation proudly welcome and announce the election of two new board chairs after elections took place this spring. Mrs. Terry Havens-Turner has been elected as the board chair for Lutheran Jamestown and Mr. Joel Gaden has been elected as the board chair for the Lutheran Foundation.

“Lutheran has been fortunate to receive the support of many community volunteers, and Joel and Terry are great representatives of that,” said Tom Holt, president and CEO of Lutheran. “They give of their time, talent, and resources to make Lutheran a better place to live, work, and volunteer and have helped make Lutheran the community asset that it is,” said Holt.

Mrs. Havens-Turner earned her B.S. in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering at Cornell University. She currently serves as the Corporate Treasurer/Secretary for The Matric Group in Seneca, Pennsylvania. Her current community involvement includes Creche, Chautauqua Lake Association, Lakewood Community Development Foundation, Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club, and she serves as a trustee at Jamestown Business College. Mrs. Havens-Turner has served as the Lutheran Foundation Board Chair since 2007. The Lutheran Jamestown board oversees annual budgets, audits, and other important business concerns for Lutheran’s five main programs: Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center, Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program, G.A. Family Services, Lutheran Senior Housing, and Grace Community Services in Rochester.

After graduating from Lehigh University and receiving a commission in the U.S. Army, Mr. Gaden began his career in banking and finance in New York City. In the late 1960s, his family moved to Jamestown and for the following two decades Mr. Gaden served as the President of the then Bank of Jamestown (Bankers Trust), and subsequently the then First National Bank (Chase). He has served on a number of charitable agencies’ boards including services as the President of United Way, Chairman of Salvation Army, and the YMCA, among others. His civic duties include serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Chautauqua. He has served on the Foundation Board since June of 2013. The Lutheran Foundation board is responsible for overseeing the fundraising activities and authorizes grants in support of Lutheran’s programs as well as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Chautauqua County and the Foster Grandparent Program.

To learn more information about Lutheran or the Lutheran Foundation or to make a donation in support of seniors or youth at Lutheran and G.A. Family Services, please contact Gwen Axelson at 716-665-8137 or visit lutheran-jamestown.org to donate online.

Lutheran is a Christian organization with a comprehensive continuum of community, residential, and home based supportive services that help people of all ages gain or retain independence.

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