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Who We Are

A place that feels like home…

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, with a goal to provide a place where families can be together. Guiding us in our mission are our core values.

OUR CORE VALUES

Focusing on the critical needs of children.

Celebrating the diversity of the programs we offer and the staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.

Staying true to our heritage of responsible stewardship globally since 1974 and in South Dakota since 1983.

Operating with accountability and transparency.

Togetherness = Strength in numbers!

OUR VISION

We believe that when you change a child’s life, you change a family, which can change a community, and ultimately the world.

We strive to be a part of that change and the solution by providing programs that strengthen families during their most difficult and challenging times. We extend our reach and impact by leveraging our experience and strong relationships with local communities to continually provide our services to the families who most need us.

Board of Directors

The role of the Ronald McDonald House Charities board members focuses on the development of policies that govern Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Dakota.

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Amber Schwiesow

Chair
MIDCO

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Sadie Bell

Past Chair
First Bank & Trust

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Dan Foley

Finance
Paceline Accounting Group, LLP

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Melissa Brinkman

Programs Chair
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Mindy Dold

Development Chair
Wells Fargo Bank

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Ali Bolger

Thrivent Financial

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Kendra Calhoun

Avera Health

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Doug Debelak

Sioux Falls

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Ashley Hartshorn

McDonald’s

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Karla Haugan

Sanford Health

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Scott Hjellming

Hjellming Construction

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Rick Lessnau

McDonald’s
Retired

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Derek Ohme

First National Bank in Sioux Falls

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Mary Olinger

Emeritus Board Member

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Thalia Rothrock

Community Volunteer

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Jen Stevens

Horizon Pet Care, Brandon SD

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Harriet Yocum

Junior League of Sioux Falls

Those in positions of responsibility and authority in the governance structure of a nonprofit — both volunteers who serve without compensation and employed staff — have a fiduciary duty to the organization, including duties of care, loyalty and obedience. In simple terms, this means that they are required to act reasonably, prudently and in the best interests of the organization, to avoid negligence or fraud, and to avoid conflicts of interest.

Meet the Staff

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Left to Right: Mike Broderick – Community Outreach Officer, Mary Andersen – Administrative Assistant, Volunteer Scheduling, Kevin Miles – Executive Director, Sarah Nemmers – Director of Programs and Jessica Arend – Director of Development