Born in Baltimore, Maryland, homemaker and former businesswoman Diane S. Sandell founded NOBLE (Network Outreach—Better Living for the Elderly) to help families cope with the challenges of placing loved ones in long-term care facilities and to help elders who have suffered institutional abuse. Her background includes twenty-five years of personal eldercare and ten years of advocacy on local, state- and nation-wide levels. Ms. Sandell has won several community service awards for her tireless devotion to eradicating elder abuse.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Lois Hudson is a certified teacher, a businesswoman, and an accomplished writer. She brings a strong background in medical care to her eldercare experience, which combines fifteen years of hands-on care giving with ten years of advocacy and support through NOBLE. Mother of two grown sons, Lois Hudson is also a proud grandmother. Currently living in Southern California, she is passionately devoted to her writing, her community, and her church.

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