Governing Board

Members of the Sioux Falls Thrive Board of Directors are advocates of its mission and stewards of its resources. Board members are selected primarily from the business and philanthropic sectors of the Sioux Falls MSA. They are influential leaders with an informed understanding of the community’s resources and needs, especially those of school-age children and their families.
Deb Koski

Deb Koski

Chair

Senior Executive Director, Operations, Sanford Health Foundation
Evan Nolte

Evan Nolte

Vice Chair

Community Stakeholder
Beth Fuller Jensen

Beth Fuller Jensen

Secretary

News Director, KELOLAND Media Group
Bill Baker

Bill Baker

Treasurer

Chairman, First National Bank in Sioux Falls

Doug Hajek

Doug Hajek

Past Chair

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, L.L.P.
Lisa Beacom

Lisa Beacom

Community Stakeholder
Mary Dally

Mary Dally

CPA, Thurman, Comes, Foley & Co., LLP

Pooja Pullman

Pooja Pullman

Head of Internal Audit, Raven Industries

Alex Ramirez

Alex Ramirez

Owner, USA Media TV

Fred Slunecka

Fred Slunecka

Community Stakeholder
Dr. Jane Stavem

Dr. Jane Stavem

Superintendent, Sioux Falls School District 

Candy Hanson

Candy Hanson

President

Michelle Erpenbach

Michelle Erpenbach

Vice President

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