Agency Governance

Elderbridge is governed by a Board of Directors and also has an Advisory Council all consisting primarily of older adults, persons with disabilities, service providers, and professionals in the aging network who provide input and direction on the various initiatives of Elderbridge.

Elderbridge Directors and Advisory Council meetings are open to the general public.  Elderbridge Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of each month, unless on a scheduled break. The Elderbridge Advisory Board meets quarterly.

Elderbridge develops a plan annually that outlines the agency programs and budget that are available upon request. For more information, please contact the Amy Simpson at 800-243-0678.

Elderbridge Board of Directors

Paula Harms, President - Wright County

Lionel J. Foster, Vice President - Cerro Gordo County

Mary Jean Batham, Treasurer - Hancock County

Jan Sowers, Secretary - Kossuth County

Larry Pedley - Osceola County

Jan Olson - Humboldt County

Jim Burns - Carroll County

Michael Otto - O'Brien County

Mabel Mantel - Sioux County

Beth Will - Dickinson County

Ann Leonard - Advisory Council Representative

(Minimum 12 member board)

Elderbridge Advisory Council

Susan Osvald, President - Audubon County
Rebecca Wolf - Buena Vista County
Leane Bodle - Calhoun County
Joene Bohlmann - Carroll County
Amanda Ragan - Cerro Gordo County
Deb Woodcock - Clay County
Steven Fitzgerald - Crawford County
Kathleen Johnson - Dickinson County
Kelly Schultz - Emmet County
Lori Hain, Secretary - Floyd County
Tracy Quinones - Franklin County
Joan Tiffany - Greene County
Betty Knudsen - Guthrie County
Becky Koppen, Vice President - Hamilton County
Marlene Gray - Hancock County
Janeice Geitzenauer - Humboldt County
Linda Vaudt - Kossuth County
Vacant - Lyon County
Sandy Chilson - Mitchell County
Darwin Dau - O'Brien County
Vacant - Osceola County
Maureen Sandberg - Palo Alto County
Clint Fogde - Pocahontas County
Patricia Rubendall - Sac County
Lori Hayungs -  Sioux County
Alison Hauser - Webster County
Rick Burke - Winnebago County
Nancy Franck - Worth County
Ann Leonard, Board Representative to the Advisory Council - Wright County

*If you are interested in volunteering on the Advisory Council in our 29 county service area, please contact Elderbridge Agency on Aging at 800-243-0678 for an application.

Our Mission:

“Our Mission is to Empower Older Iowans and Adults with Disabilities to Live with Dignity and Independence”

Our Values:

Accountability – We accept the responsibility of public trust, are accountable for our actions, are dedicated to efficient use of resources, and deliver what we promise.
Confidentiality – We respect the trust that clients place in us by keeping their personal information confidential.
Integrity – We are committed to the principles of truth and honesty, discerning right from wrong, and acting for the right.
Responsiveness – We will respond to the needs of our clients today and anticipate the changing needs for tomorrow.
Service Excellence – We deliver our best and strive to excel in service to our clients.



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