Matt Ohman is the Executive Director of SHIP. He is responsible for the management, guidance and direction of all programs and services provided by and authorized by SHIP. Matt is a lifelong Sioux City resident, graduating from East High School in 1996 and from Morningside College in 2000 with a degree in mass communication and business. He worked as an account executive at Cable One Advertising for six years prior to coming to SHIP in 2006. His role at SHIP from 2006 – 2012 was as a contract coordinator and Early Childhood Iowa Director. In 2012, Matt became the organization's Executive Director.Matt finds working at SHIP an enjoyable and satisfying experience because the organization positively impacts people's lives. Matt resides in Morningside with his two children, Mia and Jack.
Cheryl Engle is Office Manager and has been with Siouxland Human Investment Partnership since August of 2002. She was previously employed at Metz Baking Co. as a Human Resources Assistant and Accounting Clerk. Before that, Cheryl had been employed by Equifax, Inc. as an Investigative Reporter and Cargill, Inc. as an Accounting Clerk. Cheryl, originally from Hinton, lived in Omaha, NE. for 10 years and West Des Moines, IA for five years before returning to the Sioux City area. She is married to Paul J. Engle and has four children, Tiffany, Cari, Paul Matthew and Andrew.
Nancy Keairns joined SHIP in September 2007. She has 22 years of administrative, office and accounting experience prior to joining the agency. While working, she also attended classes in accounting and bookkeeping at Western Iowa Tech Community College. At SHIP she is responsible for general administrative services including payroll, accounting, employee benefits, contract record keeping, and general clerical duties. Lifelong residents of Sioux City, Nancy and her husband, Ken, are empty nesters. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys golf, working in the yard.
Erin Binneboese is DCAT Contract Coordinator for 14 counties in Northwest Iowa. Her responsibilities include program coordination, contract writing, facilitating community meetings and reporting to state officials on program progress. She joined SHIP in November 2006. Erin graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA degree in Organizational Communication. Prior to her employment with SHIP she worked in customer service oriented positions. Erin resides in Hinton, IA with her husband and children.
Kim Jenkins is Administrative/Accounting Assistant for Siouxland Human Investment Partnership. She joined SHIP in May, 2012. Her responsibilities include administrative services, accounting, and general clerical duties. She was previously employed with Siouxland Telephone Company for the past 20 years as a Commissions Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. Kim is a lifelong resident of Sioux City. She has two grown sons and five grandchildren. She loves gardening, and attending all her grandchildren’s activities.
JoAnn Gieselman is the Program Coordinator for Dakota County Connections with Siouxland Human Investment Partnership. JoAnn’s primary responsibility as the Dakota County Connections Coordinator is to support agencies and individuals in our community in ways that they can collectively work together to address our community’s needs. JoAnn Gieselman graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1980. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her career JoAnn has taken additional graduate courses in Behavioral Disabilities and Social work from both the University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa. JoAnn has been an active part of Dakota County Connections since it’s conception and truly enjoys the wonderful opportunity she has to work with the many industries and inspirational individuals and agencies in our area.
Kerri Hall is the Early Childhood Iowa Director and the Contract Coordinator for Siouxland Human Investment Partnership. Her responsibilities include preparation, renewal, amendment, monitoring, and outcome measurement for Early Childhood Iowa as well as advocating for early childhood systems and programs at the state legislative level. Kerri graduated from the University of South Dakota with B.S. in Psychology and a specialization in Disaster Response. Prior to SHIP she advocated in numerous capacities, for several different agencies in the United States. She also completed service in AmeriCorps. She resides in Sioux City with her family: husband Brett, step-children Devon and Cami, children Henry and Cadence, and Pixie, their Miniature Doberman Pinscher.
Kelsey Schomaker is the Business and Finance Director for Siouxland Human Investment Partnership. Kelsey is responsible for the management of the Accounting and Human Resource departments for all programs and services provided and authorized by SHIP. Her main duties include developing individual program and organizational-wide budgets, preparing monthly financial statements, maintaining compliance, and collaborating with all program managers. Kelsey joined SHIP in April of 2018. A native of Early, Iowa, Kelsey graduated from Schaller-Crestland High School and attended Briar Cliff University. She graduated from BCU in 2011 with two Bachelor of Art degrees: Accounting and Business Administration with a Finance Emphasis. Kelsey has worked extensively in the non-profit accounting sector for over five years in Sioux City. Kelsey is truly passionate about what she does and looks for any opportunity to give back to her community. Kelsey resides in Sioux City, and in her free time, enjoys being with family, golfing, and spending time outdoors.