LaRhae Knatterud has a B.A. from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and an M.A.P.A. from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, with major concentrations in gerontology and health care policy.

She began her career at the Area Agency on Aging for the Twin Cities, and worked there as the planner and policy coordinator as well as holding the position of director for six years.

She is currently Director of Aging Transformation for the Minnesota Department of Human Services where she leads staff of Minnesota’s Own Your Future campaign, which is an initiative of the Dayton Administration to urge Minnesotans to plan for their long-term care, and develop insurance and financial products that would help middle income Minnesotans pay for their long-term care. She also serves as Chief staff for Aging 2030, a project to prepare the state for a permanent shift in the age of the population, beginning with the large baby boom generation that started turning 65 in 2011.

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