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!

Kerri Tietgen
Kerri TietgenChief Executive Officer
Michelle Hentschel
Michelle HentschelChief Financial Officer
Katy Morris
Katy MorrisExecutive Director of Human Resources
Ranae Melmer
Ranae MelmerExecutive Director of Childcare and School Age Care
Shalee Pitman
Shalee PitmanDirector of Childcare & School Age Care in Mitchell
Ryan Fischer
Ryan FischerWellness Director
Morgan Bruns
Morgan BrunsSchool Age Care (SAC) Program Manager
Kelly Ballew
Kelly BallewOperations Manager
Allison Sinning
Allison SinningYouth Development Manager
Lori Strasburg
Lori StrasburgProgram Manager – Dress for Success Sioux Falls
Alexandra Helvin
Alexandra HelvinChildcare Site Manager
Ann Van Stedum
Ann Van StedumChildcare Site Manager
Sarah Wannarka
Sarah WannarkaExecutive Assistant
Bailey Sprinkel
Bailey SprinkelHR Talent Strategist
Sydney Buchmann
Sydney BuchmannSenior Accountant
Tracy Allen
Tracy AllenAccountant
Nancy Fallon
Nancy FallonSchool Age Care (SAC) Curriculum Coordinator
Sadie Mudder
Sadie MudderCustomer Service & Account Coordinator
Ireland Clemens
Ireland ClemensCustomer Service & Billing Specialist in Mitchell
Jasmina Nelson
Jasmina NelsonYouth Development & Girls on the Run Program Coordinator
Jeremy Haugen
Jeremy HaugenFIRST® LEGO® League Coordinator
Julia Price Lee
Julia Price LeeVolunteer and Client Services Coordinator