Former Fellow Leads Minnesota Olmstead Implementation

Aisha Bierma Elmquist, a 2007-2008 Borchard Fellow, is the new director of the Minnesota Olmstead Implementation Office. Aisha has extensive experience in advocating for the legal rights of older persons with disabilities. As a fellow, she worked with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis where she represented elderly clients who experienced housing discrimination because of their disabilities. She takes on her new role after most recently serving as the Minnesota deputy Ombudsman for Long-Term Care. Congratulations, Aisha!