Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center announces the hiring of Amy Kleinhesselink and Emily Tuschen as joint chief executive officers.
They also will continue in the current leadership roles with the health center. Kleinhesselink has served as the chief financial officer of Promise since 2013. Tuschen was promoted to chief operating officer in January 2018.
Don Ortman, board president of Promise, said the health center has thrived under their direction in these leadership responsibilities and expects it to continue to grow into the future under their shared leadership as co-CEOs.
“The board is very excited,” Ortman said. “We have two people who are passionate about what Promise does. They are very talented in what they do, and they have an unbelievable skill set to lead this organization.”
Kleinhesselink, 41, earned a degree in accounting and business administration from Northwestern College in Orange City in 1999 and obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 2000. She served as the senior accountant at the KPMG LLP location in Omaha, NE, 2000-03, and Leo A Daly in Omaha, 2003-04; revenue recognition analyst for Transactions Systems Architects of Omaha, 2004-05; and audit and accounting manager at Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte P.C. in Orange City, 2005-13.
Since then, she has had an integral role in overseeing Promise’s growth as the CFO.
“I am honored to accept this position and excited to work alongside Emily to help lead Promise,” Kleinhesselink said. “Promise serves and reaches a wide variety of people through our different services, and being able to play a part in making a difference in people’s lives and carrying out our mission is privilege. I hope to help lead this team into the future and help Promise continue to grow and thrive as we have over the past 10 years.”
Tuschen, 32, earned an associate’s degree in nursing at St. Luke’s College in Sioux City in 2008 and a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing at Dordt College in Sioux Center in 2009. She worked at Sioux Center Health, 2007-16, and Orange City Area Health System, 2009-10, in a variety of departments, including emergency, labor and delivery, postpartum and medical floor.
She started at Promise in January 2016 as a clinic nurse and has steadily moved up in her levels of responsibility at the health center. She assumed the clinic manager position in August 2016 before being named COO earlier this year.
“I am honored to accept this position and be able to work beside Amy in this role,” Tuschen said. “Promise is growing, and I am excited to be a part of the future of this organization. Health care is ever-changing, and I will strive to be a visionary advocate for our patients, our employees, and our community.”
Kleinhesselink and her husband, Riley, live in Orange City and have three children, Payton, 12; Kate, 10; and Hudson, 9.
Tuschen and her husband, Aaron, live in Sioux Center and have three children, Kenley, 8; Brody, 6; and Evia, 3.