Leadership Team Profiles

Kelly Matter, President and CEO

Kelly Matter joined Avivo in November, 2012. She has more than 30 years of experience in social service, workforce development, training, revenue development, and creating partners within the nonprofit and business communities. Prior to joining Avivo, Kelly held leadership positions at CommonBond Communities and Goodwill-Easter Seals. She is a board member of the University of Wisconsin Stout Foundation chairing the scholarship committee, serves as board chair of Stepping Stone Emergency Housing and is on the board of Totino-Grace High School.

Erik Aamoth, Vice President of Career Education and Employment Services

Erik Aamoth joined Avivo in 2018 as Vice President of Career Education and Employment Services. He brings 15 years of leadership experience in the workforce development industry, working in management roles at the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development. He led a broad range of WIA programs, and state and federal employment programs serving dislocated workers, youth, families on welfare, and un- and under-employed Minnesotans. Erik has been actively engaged in legislative and public policy that positively impacts worker training programs and jobs creation.

Emily Bastian, Vice President of Chemical and Mental Health

Emily Bastian joined Avivo’s Chemical and Mental Health division in 2012 and was promoted to Vice President in June 2019. She provides 15+ years of leadership and experience in delivering high quality, strengths-based, person-centered services for individuals living with multiple disabilities. She guided Avivo’s partnership with the Red Lake Nation to address chronic homelessness in the American Indian community. Emily is an exceptional public advocate for recovery and reducing disparities. A licensed independent clinical social worker, she holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from Augsburg College, where she’s been an adjunct professor in its Master of Social Work program since 2007.

Darcy Diederich Flinn, Chief Financial Officer

Darcy Diederich Flinn joined Avivo in 2016 and oversees finance, information technology, facilities, intake, collections, and billing. Previously, she was an audit manager at Deloitte and spent 7 years at Xcel Energy as Director of Strategic Asset Planning. She has more than 15 years of accounting and leadership experience, with expertise in financial reporting, internal controls and compliance, forecasting, and strategic planning. She holds a degree in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of North Dakota, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She currently serves as treasurer on the board of All Square and is a member of Women United.

Bruce Wenger, Vice President, External Relations

Bruce Wenger joined Avivo in 2018 and provides more than 15 years experience in strategic leadership and fundraising. In his capacity as a consultant he helped grow philanthropic support for scores of non-profit organizations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He has proven skills in building comprehensive development programs relying on expertise with annual, major, and planned giving, both in and out of capital campaigns. Bruce focuses on positioning organizations for fundraising success and connecting donors with meaningful and impactful change. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Morcine Scott-Warren, Director, Human Resources

Morcine joined Avivo in 2017 and leads the Human Resources functions. She’s thrilled to be at Avivo, where clients, through a comprehensive array of services, are able to get a fresh start and live their best lives. With more than 18 years of Human Resources experience, Morcine has held a number of leadership roles at organizations such as College Possible, UnitedHealthcare, the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, and INROADS. Her work has focused on talent acquisition, leadership development and employee engagement initiatives that help to build strong, sustainable, thriving organizations.