Board of Directors
Brittany Reith - Board President
Christina Oye - Board Vice President
Dohui Kim and Ellen Arens - Board Treasurers
Amanda Larson - Board Secretary
Christina Oye - Vice President
Christina Oey is an experienced advocate and nonprofit professional, and currently serves as the Development Director at Feeding South Dakota. Oey has over 13 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and is passionate about using her voice to help others grow and succeed.
Oey has extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising and leadership, with a solid background in major gifts, grant writing, donor cultivation and stewardship, campaigns, direct mail, and digital marketing/fundraising.
Oey excels in areas of public speaking and facilitating, due to her experience as a fundraiser and director. From 2014-2018, she spoke to thousands of individuals in order to encourage them to give back to their local community and invest in helping others. Christina joined the board of the Toy Lending Library to help ensure that all children in our community have access to educational toys and boys to help them grow and learn. Her favorite toy is Mega Bloks, because a lot of skills can be learned from building!
Brittany Reith - President
Brittany Reith is an experienced communications professional with a background in manufacturing, healthcare and telecommunications marketing. She is a passionate writer and advocate for good communication, accessibility and learning. She has a master's degree in communications from South Dakota State University and earned a professional certification in digital marketing in 2019.
Outside of her day job, Reith is a published author and loves spending time reading and playing with her two young children. Books are a constant joy in her life, as they open new worlds and ideas to the people who read them. She joined the board to help bring more children the joy of learning through play with educational toys and books from the Toy Lending Library.
Dohui Kim Emerson
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!
Greg Woods joined the Toy Lending Library Board because Anelis is very persistent. Woods started as a volunteer for the TLL, and thought the mission was worthwhile, so when asked, he joined the board.
He likes volunteering his time here for several reasons. "First, I get to play with all the toys, um I mean, I get to evaluate toys for the kids. I also enjoy being able to bring several skills to the Toy Lending Library, doing my part for this non-profit and the community. Some things can be a struggle, but when they are overcome, it's very gratifying. The TLL is a fast growing and a great community service non-profit, with a winning and don't give up attitude."
Woods' favorite toy is Legos, especially when he and his granddaughter get time to build together.
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.
Our Amazing Volunteers
Roz Ann Stricherz
Lifescape Pathways Students
Resources for Human Development
Kiwanis Club of South Sioux Falls
Anelis Coscioni - Executive Director
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 five chickens.