The Latvian Relief Fund of America (LRFA) celebrates over 65 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 Mortuary Benefit Plan helps cover member’s funeral expenses. We also assist members with Travel Medical Insurance and help members obtain health care coverage for relatives visitng 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.

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

Audit Committee

Audit Committee
Andra Zvargulis (secretary), Aivars Osvalds (chairman)

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