Board and Key Staff

Promise Community Health Center is a board-governed organization. Our board is composed of committed and enthusiastic individuals from the community, including business leaders, organization partners and patients of the health center. Our board holds regular meetings, volunteers at our events, advocates for Promise and its patients, plans for Promise's future, and oversees its operations and financial committments.

Our Current Board Members:

Don Ortman, president

Andreah Maassen, vice president

Eric Dooyema, treasurer

Greta Grond, secretary

Dr. Tiffany Armstrong

Rev. Verlyn Boone

Donna De Weerd

Cindy Harpenau

Mark Juhl

David Klennert

Lucy Maldonado

Lynn Rietema

David Schelhaas

Emily Van Den Berg

Duane Ver Mulm




Promise Management


Amy Kleinhesselink, co-CEO/CFO


Amy Kleinhesselink, co-CEO/CFO

Amy Kleinhesselink has played an integral role in the growth and development of Promise Community Health Center during the past several years.

After serving nearly five years as the chief financial officer role at Promise, Kleinhesselink was appointed to the co-chief executive officer role in October 2018. While taking on the new leadership responsibilities, she continues as the organization’s CFO.

Kleinhesselink brings much financial expertise and experience to Promise.

She 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.

Kleinhesselink oversaw Promise’s finances for a few years on a contractual basis at Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte before being hired as the CFO in 2013.

She has been involved in various community leadership roles over the years, including serving on the MOC-Floyd Valley School District Board of Education since 2011 and on the Orange City Chamber of Commerce Board, 2008-2010.


Emily Tuschen, co-CEO/COO



Emily Tuschen has steadily moved up the ranks of leadership during her tenure at Promise Community Health Center.

In October 2018, Tushen was appointed to serve as the co-chief executive officer. She also continues to serve as the chief operating officer. In this role, she oversees the continued development of clinical services at the health center, including medical, prenatal, dental, vision/eye, behavioral health, family planning and victim advocacy.

Tuschen brings varied medical experience and expertise to Promise.

Tuschen began serving at Promise in January 2016 as a clinic nurse, was promoted to the clinic manager role in August 2016 and was named the chief operating officer in January 2018.

Previously, 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 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.