Dr. Anna Johnson-Winegar of Frederick, Maryland, was elected Trustee Emerita by the Seminary Board of Trustees, a group she led as chair from 2010-2013, during the Seminary’s period of transition to a new president. She even served as interim president for several months in 2011 before President Carol E. Lytch was hired in August 2011.
“Anna led Lancaster Seminary through some of its most challenging times with grace, dignity and compassion,” said Dr. Richard A. Kratz, Board Chair. “She demonstrates exceptional leadership, she is strategic, decisive, attentive, and an exemplary woman of God. We are enriched by her presence and grateful for her continued service to our educational mission.”
Dr. Johnson-Winegar, a lifelong member of Grace United Church of Christ in Frederick, held leadership positions in the UCC consistory, and UCC Central Atlantic Conference. Now retired from government service, she had worked as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for all issues related to the highly critical Chemical and Biological Defense Program, and held leadership posts at the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Office of the Director - Defense Research and Engineering, and the Office of Naval Research. She was a biological weapons inspector in Iraq for the United Nations Special Commission. Dr. Johnson-Winegar was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Science and Engineering in 1998.