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

Beth Will, President - Dickinson County

Lionel Foster, Vice President - Cerro Gordo County

Larry Pedley, Treasurer - Osceola County

Tim Nichols - Carroll County

Lori Hain, Secretary - Floyd County

Barry Anderson - Clay County

Tracy Quinones - Franklin County

Ethan Huizenga - Sioux County - Board Representative to Advisory Council

Ron Newsum - Webster County

Steve Kruse - Cerro Gordo County

Elaine Kelsey - Franklin County - Advisory Council Representative to Board

(Minimum 12 member board)

Elderbridge Advisory Council

Brenda Bengard - Audubon County
Vacant - Buena Vista County
Leane Bodle - Calhoun County - Secretary
Vacant - Carroll County
Kathye Gaines - Cerro Gordo County
Randy Van Dyke - Clay County
Sherry Meyer - Crawford County
Carol DeSchepper - Dickinson County
Vacant - Emmet County
Pat Gansen - Floyd County
Elaine Kelsey - Franklin County - Advisory Council Representative to the Board
Vacant - Greene County
Vacant - Guthrie County
Becky Koppen - Hamilton County
Vacant - Hancock County
Jan Olson - Humboldt County
Linda Vaudt - Kossuth County - Vice President
Lisa Rockhill - Lyon County
Talia Bremer - Mitchell County
Eric Erickson - O'Brien County
Vacant - Osceola County
Diana Elbert - Palo Alto County
Linda Saathoff - Pocahontas County
Vacant - Sac County
Merry Landenberger -  Sioux County
Alison Hauser - Webster County
Rick Burke - Winnebago County
Vacant - Worth County
Ann Leonard - Wright County - President
Ethan Huizenga - Board Representative to the Advisory Council

Debra Kratchovil, At-Large Representative

*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 advocate for and empower older adults, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities to pursue independent healthy lives.”

Our Core Values:

Vision – To be the leader in providing information, access to resources and services, and individualized support to maintain health and independence.

  • Professionalism: competent, skilled, good judgement, responsive, courteous
  • Integrity: honest, fair, sincere, trustworthy, ethical, accountable, confidential
  • Excellence: quality, superior, talent, accomplished, virtue

Goals The goal is to enable our constituents to: 

  • Make informed decisions
  • Access home and long-term care options
  • Remain in their homes as long as possible with high quality life
  • Stay active and healthy
  • Promote and experience an ongoing safe environment

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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