Broesder was born and raised in rural Appleton and attended grade school in Appleton and high school at LqPV.
Dawn joined the leadership team at Appleton Area Health Services in October of 2012, taking on a dual role of activities director and social services representative. She is excited to come back and work with the residents of AAHS, not only because Appleton is her home town, but because of the great reputation AAHS has in the long term care field.
Broesder attended Minnesota State University Moorhead where she obtained her BS degree in health services administration.
During her high school years she worked as a dietary aide at AAHS, then as a certified nursing assistant in the care center. After her deployment to Iraq in 2009, she came back to the Appleton Community and worked as the human resources director at AAHS. During that time she used her college education to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She most recently worked at the Willmar Care Center as their Administrator.
Broesder is also an active member of the national guard and VFW Post 1403 in Benson and is also a certified notary for Swift County.