Greg Closser, President, joined the Board in 2011. He is the President of All Flex, a flexible circuitry manufacturer. Greg and his wife, Patty, have six children, two of whom have disabilities. Greg provides a unique combination of business skills and family empathy. Each year, the Clossers create Easter baskets for LBSA clients and personally deliver them to each home.
Bob Gilbertson, Vice President, a Minneapolis attorney, joined the board in 2012. He and his wife, Cynthia, are happy to be involved with LBSA, which they consider a respected and admired part of the community. Bob is especially interested in public policy.
Frank Zastera, Secretary, lives in Superior, Wisconsin, and has a sister at LBSA. He joined the board in 2000, continuing the Zastera family tradition of service on the LBSA board. He and his wife, Julie, have six grown children.
Kent Holden, Treasurer, is a lifelong resident of Northfield and is President of Holden Farms. He has been associated with LBSA for over 40 years. During this time he developed a friendship with one of the the people we support and now serves as his legal guardian. Kent believes he benefits more than he gives by being connected here. He and his wife, Heloisa, have supported LBSA in countless ways over the years.
Matt Sewich joined the board in 2018. Matt is currently a partner at Heartman Insurance. Prior to joining the board, he and his wife, Jessica, have volunteered countless hours to the organization. Matt is proud to follow in his parent’s footsteps of longtime service to LBSA. Matt believes in the organization’s mission and the amazing work they do on behalf of their clients.
Cheryl Buck, Director of Sponsor Relations for PRMIA, joined the board in 2004. She recently completed a four-year term as president of the board. Cheryl and her husband, Dave, have two children. Cheryl volunteers throughout the Northfield community.
Joe Hargis is the Associate Vice President for External Relations and Director of College Communications at Carleton College. Joe and his wife, Katy, live in Northfield and have five children. He wants to continue to support and nurture the strong connections Carleton has to LBSA.
Ruth Neuger has served on the board since 2013. She is the head softball coach at St. Olaf College. Ruth and her husband, Dave, have three children and are active volunteers in the community. Ruth looks forward to influencing community members to participate with LBSA.
Mariah Jacobsen joined the board in 2017. She is Corporate Counsel for Northern Tool & Equipment. Mariah and her husband, David, have three young children and live in Northfield, MN. Mariah is passionate about social justice issues. She is inspired by Laura Baker’s advocacy work and its mission to encourage its clients to live fulfilling lives.
Mary Closner is a Northfield resident who joined the Board in 2018. She has been a volunteer for LBSA in many different roles over the years. She brings a bright, creative energy and a strong network of connections from her years as a local store owner and active community member. Mary is especially interested in spreading the word about LBSA to lots of new potential volunteers!
Steve Underdahl is President and CEO of Northfield Hospital & Clinics. He joined the board in 2014, shortly after he and his wife, Lori, moved to the Northfield community. Steve has a family member with developmental disabilities, which drives his passion for advocacy.
Barb Anderson joined the board in 2016 after retiring from work as a Principal Attorney Editor at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, Minnesota. She and her husband, Kurt, have two adult children. She is honored to serve people with developmental disabilities and their families as a board member.
Matt Christensen joined the board in 2016. Currently he is a Commercial Risk Advisor at WA Insurance Group / Winona Agency. His wife and two daughters live in Rochester where he is also a basketball coach at Rochester Community and Technical College. He believes some of the kindest souls are some of the most vulnerable.