EmBe Avera Downtown

300 West 11th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6306
Phone: (605) 336-3660

EmBe Avera South

3510 West Ralph Rogers Road
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: (605) 362-9438

Dress for Success Sioux Falls

620 West 18th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: (605) 610-0665

EmBe Mitchell

1109 North Main Street
Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone: (605) 996-4311

Leadership Staff

Through EmBe, women are able to discover their potential, become leaders and use their power to create dynamic and evolving communities. At the heart of all leadership development in EmBe is a culture that all leadership should be shared, intergenerational and transformative.

The benchmark is high when you have a name like EmBe! Yet for all of us who are a part of EmBe, we are committed to making our mission feel alive! Each day, we offer empowerment through our words of encouragement and our service… to a child, a parent, a teen and even to each other; creating energy that is hard to admonish!

In a world that moves fast, goes viral, and can often be impersonal, we know our work is having positive, personal results. Through our efforts, girls and women are being mentored to become the leaders they envision for themselves; young children are being challenged to grow and create; and families are invited to participate in adventures that provide healthy benefit for all. Our work at EmBe is varied, but it is tied together through the work of empowerment. And as a result, individuals, families and our community are strengthened.

Behind our name are great people: our employees, our board members, our donors and our volunteers. Together, we are EMpowering you to BE!

Anne Rieck McFarland
Anne Rieck McFarlandInterim CEO
Angie Bakke
Angie BakkeChief Care Officer
Michelle Hentschel
Michelle HentschelChief Financial Officer
Jennifer Smith Hoesing
Jennifer Smith HoesingChief Development Officer
Katy Morris
Katy MorrisExecutive Director of Human Resources
Stacy Stahl
Stacy StahlExecutive Director of Youth Programs & Interim Executive Director of Women's Programs
Nancy Fallon
Nancy FallonSchool Age Care Director (SAC)
Ryan Fischer
Ryan FischerWellness Director
Karla Johnson
Karla JohnsonDirector of Quality and Projects
Lindsay Newkirk
Lindsay NewkirkMitchell Area Director
Jeremy Haugen
Jeremy HaugenFIRST® LEGO® League Coordinator
Allison Sinning
Allison SinningGirls on the Run & Heart and Sole Coordinator
Lori Strasburg
Lori StrasburgProgram Manager – Dress for Success Sioux Falls
Desiree Wolfe
Desiree WolfeChildcare Site Manager - Downtown
Tracy Allen
Tracy AllenAccountant
Marisa Bieber
Marisa BieberChildcare Account Specialist
Nichole Simmermon
Nichole SimmermonMitchell Customer Support & Billing Specialist

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Can you empower women and families with a donation?

The COVID-19 pandemic impacts our community more and more each day. Suspending program offerings and decreasing demand for childcare are impacting our organization. We ask you to consider a donation to EmBe so that we can respond to urgent community needs like childcare scholarships and employment resources. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

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Click here to learn more about EmBe’s Program Scheduling changes due to COVID-19.



While EmBe’s childcare operation is reopening with limited services on March 30, EmBe’s offices are closed.

Get In Touch

300 West 11th Street

Phone: (605) 336-3660

Fax: (605) 336-2238

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