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A society that values elders and vulnerable adults with abuse-free, respectful care.


Championing solutions that prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation – while promoting the highest standards of care for all vulnerable adults.



Respecting and protecting the human right for excellent and respectful care of all elders and vulnerable adults and recognizing and supporting the many dedicated caregivers.

Advocates of Quality Care for Vulnerable Adults

Elder Voice Advocates (Elder Voice) is a coalition of family members and others who have experienced abuse, neglect and exploitation of loved ones who receive services from long-term care providers.


​Elder Voice also strives to create a safe space for families to empower them and others to be effective advocates on key issues.

Our name has changed to Elder Voice Advocates (EVA), to be more inclusive of all stakeholders, whether they be a family member, person living in long-term care or getting home health care services, professional medical provider, care provider, regulator, etc. 

Executive Director


    Kristine Sundberg

Board of Directors

    Nancy Haugen, RN | President 
    Kay Bromelkamp | Treasurer

    Jean Peters, RN | Secretary

    Eilon Caspi | PhD Gerontology

    Scott Zerby | Technology

Misti Okerlund, Disability Legal Counsel


Other founding members include Kristine Sundberg, Jean Peters, Anne Sterner, Kay Bromelkamp, attorney Suzanne Scheller, gerontologist Eilon Caspi, PhD and former memory care provider Judy Berry.



Elder Voice gives family and others a public voice to engage, support, educate, expose and advocate:


  • ENGAGING with the general public, providers, regulators, legislators, and other advocacy groups to address concerns and to seek solutions regarding the quality of care from senior living, home care and long-term care providers.

  • SUPPORTING residents and individuals dealing with the trauma of experiencing harm to their loved one and to caregivers dealing with the stresses of giving quality care to elders and vulnerable adults.

  • EDUCATING residents, families, general public, policy makers, and stakeholders on areas of concern and issues surrounding the quality of care from senior living, home care and long-term care providers. 

  • EXPOSING, as necessary, issues regarding the quality of care from senior living, home care and long-term care providers. 

  • ADVOCATING for legislative and regulatory solutions to govern care received from senior living, home care and long-term care providers that protect the residents from abuse, neglect and unsafe care.

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Toppling Goliath: Our Journey from Victim to Victory


Learn about what compelled Elder Voice Advocates to organize, strategize, and overcome the challenges of giving a voice to residents in Minnesota's Long-Term Care industry.

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