Board of Trustees

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.

Dennis Berry, Treasurer, joined the Board in 2012 after retiring from Enebak Construction. He is a founding member of the Northfield Youth Baseball Association. Dennis and his wife, Beth, look forward to this chapter of giving back to the community.

Kent Holden, 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.  (See the video telling their story on our website).  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.

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 an attorney for a large healthcare technology company in Eden Prairie, MN. 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.

Julie Thorsheim is a social work consultant and founder of KST Associates. She joined the board in 2002. She advocates for providing support with integrity. Julie and her husband, Howard, are especially committed to LBSA’s arts programming.

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. He is a vital community partner in the LBSA Reverse Job Fair.

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.

Margaret Cloud works for her family-owned business , Bierman’s Home Furnishings and Floor Coverings, which like LBSA has been in existence in Northfield for over 100 years.  Margaret is very familiar with LBSA having grown up a few blocks away and having had an Aunt who was a client. Margaret is married to Steve Cloud, they have 4 children. She is actively involved in the community by sharing her time and talent as a volunteer for a variety of organizations and events. Margaret is humbled by the commitment of others and the goals and objectives of LBSA. She hopes to connect more community members to this worthwhile mission.