Our Board of Directors

Colleen M. Tosel, CPA – Dana F Cole & Co., LLP joined the AAHS Board in 2012.Tosel has over 37 years of work experience including at the Minnesota Department of Revenue and other public accounting firms. She currently resides near Appleton with her husband David who farms and drives semi. Colleen and David have four children – Leonard, Gil, John, Anne and eight grandchildren. When Colleen is not working, she enjoys reading and gardening.

When asked what she’s most proud of at AAHS, she said, “I am most proud of the caring staff.”


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.”

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Jeffrey Gades, Post Master for 23 years, 6 of which have been in Appleton joined the AAHS Board in 2015. Gades has over 26 years experience working for the postal service. He lives in Appleton with his wife, Kristi, son, Collin, and daughter, Katlyn. When Jeffrey is not working you can find him out hunting and fishing.

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Andrew Schmidt, Vice President at Farmers & Merchants State Bank joined the board in May 2016. Schmidt has 6 years of experience in his field. He currently resides in Appleton with his wife Hope and his son Caleb. Three year old Caleb is certain he is going to be a train engineer! When Andrew is not busy working he enjoys playing golf, tennis, basketball, coaching baseball, reading books and skiing in the mountains.

When asked what he’s most proud of at AAHS, he replied, “Our ability to provide excellent health care in rural America with a caring and knowledgeable staff.”

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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.”