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Council on Aging names interim director

Ruth Birge, an experienced nonprofit leader leader in the community for the past 15 years, has been named interim executive director of the Council on Aging, board chair Jill Hart announced.

Effective immediately, Birge will fill in for Keith Logan, who is leaving the organization after five years to pursue employment along the lines of his original career in software development. Birge will lead an organization that, among other things, runs the Meals on Wheels program for more than 400 residents of Henderson County, provides liquid nutrition, congregate meals, and caregiver services to aging adults in the community.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Ruth’s caliber, experience, and local knowledge to lead the Council on Aging while we take the next couple of months to conduct an extensive search for a permanent director,” Hart said.

A former publisher of the Times-News, Birgehas served as executive director of the United Way of Henderson County and continues to serve today on several areas boards while leading Vision Henderson County, a comprehensive leadership program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Blue Ridge Community College designed to develop community leaders and promote networking.