Lutheran Family Services appoints new executive director

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas has appointed Jeffrey DeMagistris executive director of its North Carolina operations.
DeMagistris, a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, has a master of social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has more than 16 years of experience in the field of mental health and has served Lutheran Family Services for the last five years as director of the Assertive Community Treatment Team. DeMagistris is also a field instructor for the UNC School of Social Work.
“Jeffrey has a wealth of experience in mental health services and has an in-depth understanding of the North Carolina system of care for adults and children,” said Lutheran Family Services Chief Operating Officer Myra Griffie. “His reputation and relationships in the community are very strong with providers, legislators, and contractors.”
Of his appointment he states, “I am very excited about the future of LFS. I am looking forward to the further development of the LFS and Lutheran Services for the Aging affiliation and the great things to come there.”
Originally from Gloversville, NY, DeMagistris lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Amy and daughter Emma.
Lutheran Family Services is an affiliate of Salisbury-based Lutheran Services for the Aging providing foster care, adoption, veteran, refugee and mental health services to families across North and South Carolina.