Board of Directors

Jorge Luna - Board President
Dohui Kim  - Board Vice President
Ellen Arens -  Board Treasurer
Amanda Larson - Board Secretary
Lisa Martin - Board Member
Andrew Simmons- Board Member
Lacey Askeland- Board Member

Thank you!

 Dohui Kim Emerson- Vice President

Jorge Luna - President

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Andrew Simmons 

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Andrew Simmons consults with enterprise-level businesses to deliver IT solutions, including data center, fiber Internet, phone and managed services. He has been active in the Sioux Falls community as a volunteer for Junior Achievement, United Way, mentoring and many other organizations. Simmons holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Colorado Technical University and an MBA from the Vucurevich School of Business at the University of Sioux Falls. He is a recent graduate of Leadership Sioux Falls Class of 34.

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Sr. Dairy Production Specialist, ZOETIS.

A member of Zoetis Dairy Production Specialist dairy team, Jorge currently supports veterinarians and dairy producers in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. His areas of focus include protocol development/implementation  and Hispanic training in the areas of reproduction, production, fresh cow health and transition management. Previously, Jorge has worked in California as a Territory Manager for Pharmacia Animal Health.  He has also worked in Idaho and Mexico as a Fresh Cow Reproduction Manager for Pfizer Animal Health.

Jorge received his bachelor’s degree and, Master’s in Reproductive Physiology at the University of Arizona. 

Jorge offers the Board his experience in problem solving and strategic thinking. Coming from a humble family, Jorge believes that every child should have access to learning through play.

Dohui Kim Emerson (pronounced Doe-He) graduated from Northern State University with Finance and Business Administration degrees. She has experience in business operations, marketing and project management from positions including Management Analyst for the SD Department of Revenue, Program Manager for multiple nonprofit organizations, and Producer for several award-winning films. She also sits on the board of the South Dakota Arts Council.  

 

Emerson believes that children learn about the world and develop their imagination from playing with toys and reading books. Her current favorite toys are puzzles of any shape, material, or color which promote children’s concentration, understating of shapes, problem solving skills, dexterity, and more!

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Lacey Askeland

Lacey Askeland first became involved with the Toy Lending Library after checking out toy boxes for her two daughters.  She was inspired by the organization’s mission to provide free educational toys to local children, and she currently volunteers once a week cleaning and sanitizing toys. Lacey has a B.A. in French and English from Kenyon College in Ohio, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. She is passionate about education, and she loves that the Toy Lending Library provides young children with so many different invitations to imagine, learn, and explore.

 

Lisa Martin - Board Member

Lisa Martin is the director of the Madison Public Library.  She has six children, a husband, and a cat (but not necessarily in that order).  When not at work, Lisa reads, does laundry, or runs.  So far she has always come back home.

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Our Amazing Volunteers

Reina 
Andrine 
Roz Ann
Anita
Tara
Lifescape Pathways Students
Resources for Human Development
Lions Club
Kiwanis Club of South Sioux Falls
Cindy
Jill
Clarissa
Pedro
Kayla
Lacey
Fernanda
Dahee
Margaret
George
JoLiz
Toshanna
Richard
Jean

Rachelle
Suzanne
Kathleen
Celeste
 

Thank you!

Anelis Coscioni - Executive Director

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Anelis Coscioni worked together with the Soroptimist Club of Sioux Falls to start the Toy Lending Library in 2015, after learning about the need. Several families in the Downtown area of Sioux Falls didn’t have toys for their children to play and learn. The former veterinarian from Brazil enjoys meeting new people that come through the nonprofit's doors (volunteers, families with their children or grandchildren, child care providers and people from other nonprofit organizations). 

 

When she’s not volunteering at the Toy Library, Anelis spends time enjoying her family, Jorge and Anita, their friends, their two dogs and their three chickens.