Staff & Board of Directors

Staff

Anna Quinn – Executive Director

Anna graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a double minor in Sociology and Human Services. She received her Master of Science degree in Psychology from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN and is completing her Doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology from Walden University (anticipated graduation date of August 2018). Anna grew up primarily in South Dakota and has always had a passion for helping others no matter the situation. Anna believes that positive relationships and open-mindedness is the key to crossing any barrier and making true change in the world. Outside of her work, Anna enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, exploring the Black Hills, thrift store and antique store shopping, and spoiling her dog, Murphy.

 

Roxanne Andre’ – Day Center Coordinator

Roxanne has a diploma in Paralegal Education. She has experience in community development, city planning and client management. Her passion for helping those experiencing homelessness began when she visited Skid Row in Los Angeles many years ago and has never forgotten the impact of that experience. As someone who grew up in generational poverty, Roxanne possesses a unique insight into the lives of our guests and what they experience on a daily basis. This helps her to build meaningful relationships as she is often the first person to greet our guests. Roxanne has lived in Rapid City all her life.  She has four children, numerous foster children and thirteen grandchildren. In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, as well as gardening at home and in the community.

 

Adam Rennick – Programming Coordinator

Adam graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, with a Bachelor of Arts degree concentrating in the fields of Psychology and Sociology. He commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force, and among other accomplishments, enjoyed an extended assignment in Okinawa, Japan. Toward the end of his military career, he began working on a Master’s program which he plans to complete in South Dakota. While Adam grew up primarily in Wyoming, he traveled all over the world during his military career. He has a passion for servant-leadership and is blessed to do so with The HOPE Center. Adam believes that treating others as he would want to be treated can create change, not just in Rapid City, but all over the Earth. While not at work, Adam maximizes time with his family and friends, enjoys being outdoors (whatever the activity), exploring South Dakota, creating and appreciating art, making and enjoying music, and travelling.

 

Kara Nesbitt – Client Advocate

Kara attended National American University, where she studied a variety of medical, management, marketing and human relations courses. She served at the Cornerstone Mission for over two years as a Case Manager for Supportive Services for Veteran Families, providing case management services to more than 186 homeless or at-risk Veterans and their families. Kara developed her communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills through 22 years as a military spouse and 13 years of volunteering and community involvement.  Kara has a passion to empower people to build better lives for themselves, their families and their community. She lives in Rapid City with her children, Anna and Greg, and enjoys reading and spending time with friends in her spare time.

 

Susie DeHart – Administrative Assistant

Susie is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a minor in English from Northwestern State University of Louisiana (anticipated graduation date August 2018). She relocated to Rapid City in January 2015 from Shreveport, Louisiana where she worked for 33 years at Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana as both the Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and as Resource Development Specialist. Susie has a passion for helping the homeless, and as a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Rapid City Police Department, she hopes to help our community overcome barriers and promote unity among our citizens.  Susie has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys wood carving, reading, writing, and needlework.

Board of Directors

Doug Diehl – Retired Pastor

April Foster – Senior Administrative Assistant, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce

Leslie Magnusson Hildyard – Retired, Proctor & Gamble

Perry Kudrna – Tax Manager, Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

Brian Mueller, Community Liaison – Chief Deputy, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

Jim Nelson – Attorney/Partner, Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore

John Vetsch – Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Rapid City Regional Hospital

Jana Smoot-White – Attorney/Partner, Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore

Bridget Zuvela – Owner, Grounded Touch Massage