Aspire's Board of Directors is composed of community members, family members and Aspire participants that provide oversight and outside opinion for the agency.
Aspire's Foundation Board works in tandem with the Foundation Director to promote Aspire and raise awareness and funds to support the agency.
Aspire, Inc. Board of directors
Robyn Ewalt, President - Avera St. Luke's
Elissa Dickey, Vice President - Northern State University
Ryan Schimke, Secretary/Treasurer - Great Western Bank
Glenn Opp -Farmer, Family Member
Jay Gellhaus - Gellhaus Law
Paul Dennert - Retired, former State Representative
Laura Millett - Aberdeen School District
Jason Samson - Aberdeen Housing
Krissy Epp - Participant - Aramark
Duane Sutton, President - Business Owner, Brown County Commissioner
Ryan Schimke, Vice-President - Great Western Bank
Eldon Swingler, Secretary/Treasurer - Insurance Plus
Eric Bauer - Great Western Bank
Dave Taffe - Plaza Pharmacy, State Street Pharmacy, United Pharmacy, Business Owner
Mike Carrels - C-Express, Business Owner
Tom Paepke - Farmer
George Casanova - Super City Mall Property Managment
Cyndy Larson - Farmer
Being a part of an Aspire board is not just about meetings; it's about giving back to your community. Board members are invited to be a part of events for employees and people supported, to meet with local legislators at our annual meet up, and have an opportunity to advocate for participants to the general public. If you would be interested in being on an Aspire board please fill out the board member application by clicking here and send to Jennifer Gray by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.