Jeff Branch

Jeff Branch joined LSMMD in July 2019. As president and CEO, he oversees the strategic direction of Lutheran Social Ministries of Maryland and its communities, including setting the course for investing in team members and culture.


The recipient of a master’s degree in Public Administration degree from Virginia Polytechnic & State University, he has spent the majority of his career serving seniors and in health care administration. Prior to joining LSMMD, he was senior vice president and managing director at Mather in Evanston, IL, where he managed senior living operations and guided the Mather Institute team in their mission to share innovations and next practices with the goal of improving aging services.


Previous experience includes regional and division leadership roles at Sunrise Senior Living, one of the largest senior living organizations in the country, as vice president of operations serving 37 communities.