The Latvian Relief Fund of America (LRFA) celebrates over 70 years of service

LRFA is a fraternal, mutual assistance organization, providing a variety of benefit plans to help members to cover their health care, funeral and other expenses. Our Health Care and Medicare Supplemental plans help cover the medical expenses of participating members. LRFA also offers members a Supplemental Health Care Plan, which pays specific monetary sums for time spent in the hospital. Our Final Expense Plan helps cover funeral expenses. We also assist members with Travel Medical Insurance and help members obtain health care coverage for relatives visiting from Latvia. All members of LRFA are eligible for monetary relief from the LRFA Emergency Assistance Fund in cases of natural disaster or other catastrophic events.

Any United States resident who supports the principles and work of LRFA may become a member. Membership is not contingent upon participation in a benefit plan. But, participation in LRFA benefit plans is open to members only.

2024 Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees 2024
(from left) Iveta Knese; Uldis Vilcins; Elena Berzins; Davis Berzins; Silvija Austroze; Igor Sturm (not pictured)

Previous Board of Trustees

Davis Berzins Iveta Knese Dr. Janis Zvargulis John Gunars Berzins Silvija-Austroze Igor Sturm
(from left) Davis Berzins, Substitute; Iveta Knese, Secretary; Dr Janis Zvargulis, Vice Chairman; John Gunars Berzins, Chairman; Silvija Austroze, Treasurer; Igor Sturm, Member

Office Staff

Laura Brozovskis, Andris Gulbis, Rita Ramanis, Iveta Knese, Elena Berzins, John Gunars Berzins, Silvia Augstroze

History of our Board and Audit Committee Members 1952-2010