Ellen Schafer, of Bismarck, has been appointed to the executive council for AARP North Dakota.
The executive council works with staff and volunteers to providing ongoing strategic direction for state activities in support of AARP priority issues, according to a news release. Executive council members are appointed to two-year terms.
Schafer has worked for 35 years as a registered nurse and nine years as a licensed practical nurse in various health care settings. She also served 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring in 1995.
Dr. Michael Worner, of Fargo, was also been reappointed to the executive council for a second two-year term.