Dr. Jane Pederson (2018-2019 Fellow) has been appointed to the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) by Governor Tim Walz. The Board advises on and coordinates government plans around aging to ensure that Older American’s Act requirements are met. The MBA administers state and federal funds and also creates public awareness, encourages research on aging issues and provides technical assistance and grants to local aging organizations. By participating in board and committee meetings, MBA members work to create a collective vision that represents the best interests of older Minnesotans. Jane is looking forward to incorporating her expertise in long-term care and the learnings from her fellowship placement with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) into this appointment.