About Our TeamMeet our board members
Founder & Executive Director
Phone: (605) 838-6636
Email: [email protected]
Read Brad's biography
In addition to his work at Survivors Joining for Hope, Brad sits on the scholarship approval board for the Brittany Corcoran Scholarship Fund, collaborates with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, volunteers as a Teacher for Junior Achievement, is a member of the El Riad Shrine and works as an Employee Health & Benefits Consultant at Marsh & McLennan Agency.
Read Jerry's biography
The course of his life was forever changed a couple weeks before his fifth birthday when his dad took his own life. Jerry lived with the effects of his father’s death since that day and has dedicated his life to helping others affected by suicide. Through Survivors Joining For Hope and other efforts Jerry has been able to directly help families impacted by suicide.
His additional suicide related efforts include working with the Helpline Center. He also serves on the Survivor’s Services Committee and the Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk planning committee. He is a spokesperson for the Helpline Center and Sioux Empire United Way and routinely speaks on behalf of suicide support.
Jerry is a partner and CEO of Audio Video Integrations, a residential and commercial audio/video technology company. He also serves on the board of directors for the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire and is also the chair and board liaison for the Member Services Committee.
Read Michael's biography
Michael is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and an expert at helping new businesses get started. He is a member of YPN, treasurer and chair of the finance committee for HorsePower, and also treasurer for Five Loaves Bread Company. He is also an active volunteer and supporter of the Sioux Empire United Way.
Read Jason's biography
This organization is something that he has rallied behind to help people going through tough times. The fact that SJ4H not only focuses on the assistance of the financial burden that families incur due to the loss, but also aid with people’s coping and continuation with life after a major life altering situation. It is his hope that as this organization continues to grow, we can reduce the stigmatisms that are associated with suicide.
He currently is an employee at US Bank in the home mortgage department. Besides being on the board for Survivors Joining For Hope, Jason is a committee member on other non profits in the Sioux Falls area.
Read Jodi's biography
Having friends, and most recently losing a family member to suicide, she has seen the benefits of an organization like SJ4H.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, and two kids, Paisley and Jagger.
Bryce Gammeter, MD
Read Bryce's biography
His passion for helping people runs deep in his bones and he has dedicated his career to helping end the stigma of this wide spread issue. He is honored to be a member of this board alongside his wife, Gretchen, and looks forward to serving his community in this new role.
Read Gretchen's biography
Having been a nurse for 20 years, she has seen firsthand the affects of suicide and knows the importance of family and community support.
In her free time she is a wife to Bryce and mother to two daughters, Elise (12) and Amelia (8) and is active in her church and community.
Read Rocky's biography
From an early age, Rocky has had the privilege and responsibility of being a close friend in need for many friends and family. Through simply listening and offering varying assistance for those struggling with depression, difficult life events, criminal activities, and suicidal tendencies, for years he’s delicately navigated through these experiences.
With over 20 years of experience in consulting, design and marketing, Rocky is the president of his own design and marketing consulting business. After growing up on a ranch and graduating high school in Murdo, South Dakota, Rocky went on to graduate from South Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in art with an emphasis in graphic design. He also currently serves as the El Riad Shrine Public Relations Director, is a member and on the public relations/marketing committee for the Sales and Marketing Executives of Sioux Falls, and is on the Our Growth Project board of directors.
Read Talon's biography
Talon has an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement Science, and has spent the last six years of his career as a certified first responder. Talon is currently employed full time with Metro Communications, managing emergency resources for law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and ambulances of Minnehaha County, SD.