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New SAAA director named

Linda Holtzapple has been named the new executive director of the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. She replaces Cathie Galvin, who retires this fall.

Holtzapple’s first day on the job will be Sept. 11.

According to an SAAA news release, Holtzapple has 25 years of nonprofit experience. The last 14 years she has been the executive director of the Berkeley County Committee on Aging in West Virginia.

“I am excited to start my new position with the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, and look forward to working with the staff and board of directors to help further develop the agency’s already extensive role in aging programs,” Holtzapple stated in the news release. “This is a wonderful opportunity, and I am fortunate to be joining such a respected organization. It will be a pleasure to help make a difference in the lives of the senior citizens in the Northern Shenandoah Valley!”

Holtzapple lives in Gerrardstown, West Virginia,  with her husband Joseph.  They have five children, one step child and 15 grandchildren.