Board of Directors

Called to our mission through faith and inspired each day by the success of the people we support, our board of directors establishes the legal and ethical policies that govern our organization and ensure our future.

National Board of Directors

Called to our mission through faith and inspired each day by the success of the people we support, our board of directors establishes the legal and ethical policies that govern our organization and ensure our future.

Dr. Virginia Miller,
Bethesda Communities Chairman | Bethesda Foundation Board

Dr. Virginia Miller is Professor of Surgery and Physiology, Director of the Women’s Health Research Center, and Principal Investigator for the training program Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) and of the Specialized Center for Research on Sex Differences at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on how conditions specific to women affect aging and risk for chronic disease. She holds a MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Missouri.

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Catherine Brondos,
Bethesda Communities Vice Chairman

Cathy Brondos is an educational trainer and coach. Her career primarily focused on high school administration, special education, science education and undergraduate teacher education. She completed postgraduate programs in school administration and in special education at the University of Denver, and holds a Master’s degree in Botany from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Concordia University.

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Deaconess Tiffany Manor,
Bethesda Communities Secretary

Tiffany Manor is the Deaconess for Human Care of the New England District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the Director of Ministry Support Services for Lutheran Friends of the Deaf in the Mill Neck Family of Organizations. Tiffany holds a Master’s in Deaconess Studies from Concordia Theological Seminary, a MBA from University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from University of Northern Iowa.

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Karen Carter,
Bethesda Communities Board | Auxiliary Advisory Director

Karen Carter is the former Volunteer Coordinator at Riverfront, Inc. and the Chippewa Valley Museum. Her career has included Lutheran Camp Counselor, Children’s Librarian, Director and Teacher in private and Lutheran early childhood settings. She has served on numerous church and civic boards and committees. She currently is the President of the Bethesda Auxiliary Governing Board.  Karen holds an Associate degree from Concordia and Bachelor’s degree in Early Child Development from Warner Pacific.

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Malcolm Conner,
Bethesda Communities Board

Malcolm Conner is a Corporate Council Member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Malcolm is a visionary, innovative, decisive senior executive recognized for outstanding bottom line results and a proven record of building world-class teams and results. Malcolm is a former Board member of the American Water Charitable Foundation and Chief Executive Advisor at Progressive Business. He holds a MBA from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

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Rev. Jay DeBeir,
Bethesda Communities Board

Rev. Jay DeBeir, is an executive at Lutheran Hour Ministries of St. Louis. He provides leadership for mission strategy and operations, finance, information technology, human resources, and marketing/creative services. He previously served as vice president of operations for Horizon Health Corp., where he oversaw multiple health care facilities across the U.S. Rev. DeBeir also served as senior vice president of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s Ministry Services Division in St. Louis, where his responsibilities included strategic planning, program development, and district and national relations. Rev. DeBeir was ordained at Concordia Seminary St. Louis and earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Benedictine University, his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Aurora University.

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Ardis Loeber,
Bethesda Communities Board

Ardis Loeber is a former Operations Leader of Bethesda. She retired in 2010 after 28 years of service. After retirement, Ardis became a contractor and filled critical leadership vacancies at Bethesda and assisted to turn around troubled services areas. Ardis has a daughter with developmental disabilities and is a guardian of an individual with disabilities. She is also a member of the Bethesda Auxiliary – Wisconsin Unit. Ardis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dana College.

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Randall Odzer,
Bethesda Communities Board

Randall Odzer is the Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Insurance Solutions division of Principal Financial Group, a Fortune 500 global financial services company. Randall is a results-oriented business leader with diverse healthcare and insurance experience as CFO of several organizations, including: OptumHealth Care Solutions, United Behavioral Health and Cigna Behavioral Health. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Christine Tricoli,
Bethesda Communities Board

Christine Tricoli is the Head of Human Resources at H.W. Kaufman Group, a global network of companies dedicated to shaping the insurance industry, located in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Christine’s career has primarily focused on talent development, retention, engagement and culture. Christine has more than 20 years of experience in human resources working with Fortune 500 companies. Christine also serves as a Senior Executive Board Member at the Best Practice Institute. She holds a MBA and BA from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

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Ellen Trytek,
Bethesda Communities Board

Ellen Trytek is the Executive Marketing and Business Development Officer at WipFli, LLP. She is a dynamic, results-driven executive with outstanding success creating and delivering business and marketing strategies designed to drive profitable growth and revenue creation for professional services, consulting, and B2B service industries. She holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing and Journalism from Marquette University.

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J. Larry Tyler,
Bethesda Communities Board

J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE, is CEO and chairman of the Practical Governance Group in Atlanta. His organization includes consultants and academicians specializing in good governance and education of health care boards. Tyler began his professional career on the audit staff of Price Waterhouse and Co. and later founded Tyler & Company, which conducts executive-level searches for the health care industry. In 2013, Tyler & Company became part of Jackson Healthcare. Tyler earned his Master’s degree in public accounting from Georgia State University and his Bachelor’s degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Cesar Villalpando,
Bethesda Communities Board

Cesar Villalpando is the former Corporate Senior Vice President, Enterprise Shared Services at Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system. During his 29+ years with Kaiser he oversaw a broad range of services, including hospitals, pharmacy, construction, support services, and financial and strategy divisions. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, including graduate studies in Human Factors from California State University, Northridge.

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John Wiktor,
Bethesda Communities Board

John Wiktor is a partner at Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered in Chicago and leads the firm’s Trusts & Estates practice. John counsels charities and foundations on the complex world of charitable planning. He works with entities ranging from large public charities to sophisticated private family foundations and simple grant-making organizations, helping them navigate issues related to governance, tax and the structure of gift agreements. He also partners with donors on estate planning to learn their charitable motivations and helps to ensure their legacies live on after death. John earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

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