Linda Giersdorf was recently appointed to the Board where she serves as Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee. She has 35 years of experience in the field of aging, specifically working as a grant/contract Manager and later as the executive director of the Area Agency on Aging in south central/western Minnesota. She retired from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging in 2018. Linda was raised on a dairy farm near West Concord. This experience instilled her with a love of rural Minnesota and a passion to help ensure older adults living in rural areas have access to the support and services they need to maintain their independence and their ability to live in the setting of their choice.