Our Board of Directors

Chad Syltie

Chad Syltie, Credit Manager for West-Con joined the AAHS Board in 2011. Syltie has over 19 years of experience in credit departments. He lives in Appleton with his wife and two boys – Ross (15) and Mitchell (11). Chad’s wife is a homemaker and substitute teacher at Appleton Elementary. When Chad is not working you can find him at the golf course, 4-wheeler park or out hunting. His main enjoyment is family sports activities and vacationing.

When asked what he’s most proud of at AAHS, he said, “I’m very proud of the employees at AAHS. They are very dedicated to their facility even when things are not going so well.”

Leslie Ehrenberg

Leslie Ehrenberg, Editor/Publisher at The Appleton Press joined the board in February 2016. Ehrenberg started with The Appleton Press in 1981 and became the owner in 2002. Leslie lives in rural Appleton with her husband Steve. She has three children, Tim (and wife April), David and Melissa and two grandsons. Outside of office hours you can find Leslie gardening, canning and reading.

When asked what she’s most proud of at AAHS, she said, “The compassionate way the staff takes care of their patients and residents.”


Jo Ann Loher, Secretary at St. John’s Catholic Church joined the board in January 2017. Loher has done a variety of duties for her church over the years and is a retired school teacher. She taught at Appleton High School and Lac qui Parle Valley for 35 years combined. Jo Ann lives in Appleton and enjoys being with friends and watching sports.

When asked what she’s most proud of at AAHS, she said, “I’m grateful that we have a nice healthcare facility. We need to keep it in our community.”


Warren Rau joined the board in April 2017.


Ron Ronning, Administration at Prairie Five Rides joined the board in April 2017. Ronning is retired from the military, worked for 13 years at Prairie Correctional Facility as Unit Manager/Maintenance Supervisor and is a former Mayor of Appleton. Ron lives in Appleton with his wife Marie, they have two sons and six grandchildren. Ron enjoys travel and golf.

When asked what he’s most proud of at AAHS, he said, “The quality of care, good doctors and staff are very receptive.”