Leadership Team

Terri Rodriguez

CEO, Lutheran Ministries of Mercy

Terri Rodriguez has been appointed President/CEO of Lutheran Ministries of Mercy. Terri provides executive leadership to Filling Homes, Luther Home of Mercy, and Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio.

Terri attended Owens Community College and obtained her Associate Degree in Law Enforcement. She also attended the University of Toledo and obtained her Associate Degree in Social Work, Bachelors Degree in Human Services and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Terri obtained her State of Ohio - Licensed Nursing Home Administrators license in 2011. 

Terri began her career at Luther Home of Mercy in 1989 as the Volunteer Coordinator. She was the Director of Public Relations and Development at LHM from 1990-1997.  Terri was promoted to the position of Assistant Administrator of Community Ministries in 1999 and later became the Chief Operating Officer in 2009.  Most recently, Terri served as Vice-President, Lutheran Ministries of Mercy – LHM.
Traci Jaksetic

Vice President

Traci Jaksetic serves as Vice President, Lutheran Social Services. Traci is responsible for the overall mission, values, and strategic goals of the agency.

Traci graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration Degree- Accounting. Traci has worked in the not-for-profit sector since 1991. Traci has been with Lutheran Social Services for over 13 years. She began while in college as an intern, and then worked full time in the Finance Department until taking a break from work to be a stay-at-home mom. She was on the board of two National Not for Profits in her tenure as a stay-at-home mom for 11 years. Traci returned to Lutheran Social Services in 2011, and in 2014 was hired back full-time in the Finance Director position. She was appointed Director of Business Operations in 2017. She continues to advocate for the agency and is a member of the Lucas County Impact Coalition to help LSS position itself in the community for the services that are offered.
Jodi Jankowski

Senior Clinical Manager

Jodi graduated from Bowling Green State University with her Bachelor of Science in Social Work in 2001.  She obtained her Master of Social Work from The University of Toledo in 2008 and became independently licensed in 2011. During her college career she focused on working in the direct service sector in the fields of criminal justice, foster care, and severe and persistent mental illness. 

During the past 10 years Jodi has assisted the unstably housed through community organizations. Jodi also has a passion for serving low-income individuals and families; providing home-based services through her private practice she opened in 2016.
Jeanette Hrovatich

Director of Planned Giving

Jeanette Hrovatich serves as the Director of Planned Giving for Lutheran Ministries of Mercy. She is responsible for building and stewarding relationships with our donors, churches, and financial service professionals. Jeanette attended the Ohio State University, transferring to the University of Toledo where she earned her Bachelor of Education. In addition, she has earned certifications from the Indiana School of Philanthropy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Council of Volunteer Administrators in various aspects of gift planning, financial stewardship, fundraising, and management. 

Jeanette began her career as a classroom teacher, transitioning to non-profit leadership over 30 years ago. Jeanette has served at Ronald McDonald House of Toledo, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Northwest Ohio, United Way of Greater Toledo, Sylvania Schools Athletic Foundation, and Read for Literacy/Claire’s Day.