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SPEAKER BIOS

Deanna Clingan-Fischer is currently Iowa’s State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Prior to this position, she was the Legal Services Developer for the Iowa Department on Aging for 21 years. Deanna is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and received her law degree from Drake University Law School. She is the 2007 National Aging and Law award winner and was inducted into the National Association of Legal Services Developers Elder Rights Advocacy Hall of Fame.


Rod Roberts was selected by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to serve as the Director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. As Director of DIA, Rod oversees a staff of 350 dedicated employees who are responsible for inspecting, licensing and certifying health care providers and supplies, food establishments, hotels and motels, and social gambling activities. Rod began his Legislative career in 2000, when he was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives to serve the people of Carroll County, as well as portions of Crawford and Sac counties.