EmBe Avera Downtown

300 W 11th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-336-3660

EmBe Avera South

3510 W Ralph Rogers Road
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: 605-362-9438

Dress for Success Sioux Falls

300 W 11th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605-610-0665



At the heart of EmBe is a culture in that leadership should be shared, intergenerational and transformative. Our Leadership Team is a diverse group, united in their connection and passion for EmBe’s mission and serving this community. Behind our name are great people: employees, board members, donors, and volunteers.

Kerri Tietgen
Kerri TietgenChief Executive Officer
Susanne Gale
Susanne GaleChief Development Officer
Katy Morris
Katy MorrisChief Human Resources Officer
Kelly Ballew
Kelly BallewExecutive Director of Childcare and School Age Care
Rachel Gross
Rachel GrossExecutive Assistant
Bailey Sprinkel
Bailey SprinkelHR Generalist
Sydney Buchmann
Sydney BuchmannController
Ryan Fischer
Ryan FischerWellness Director
Shalee Pitman
Shalee PitmanChildcare Site Manager - Downtown
Caitlin Rothschadl
Caitlin RothschadlChildcare Site Manager - South
Derrick Spader
Derrick SpaderSchool Age Care Manager
Sadie Mudder
Sadie MudderCustomer Service and Billing Manager
Sarah Meagher
Sarah MeagherDirector of Curriculum and Licensing
Jamie Oyen
Jamie OyenExecutive Director of Programs and Operations
Melissa Hiatt
Melissa HiattDirector of Women's Leadership
Amber Hodkinson
Amber HodkinsonFood Service Compliance Manager
Mikena VanLiere
Mikena VanLiereMarketing & Communications Manager
Rachel Fiegen
Rachel FiegenDonor Engagement & Events Coordinator