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Meet the Board

2022 Board of Directors








Past President:                    


Dean of College of Fine Arts USD:  

Mark Meersman:  Compliance and Business Integrity Officer, VA Black Hills Health Care System &

 Alumni Association Liaison - Rapid City

Eric Hagen: Professor Emeritus of Theatre, University of South Dakota


Sharla Steever: Learning Specialist, Technology in Education - Rapid City

Rick Giesel:  Retired, former CEO Regional / Sanford Health

Holly Knox:  Onboarding Nurse Educator, Monument Health, Actor/Community Volunteer - Rapid City

Dr. Bruce Kelley Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

Executive Committee



Jonathan Allender-Zivic:

Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

David Barari

Attorney - Goodsell & Oviatt, LLP - Rapid City

Corey Brown:

Vice President of Government Relations, Sanford Health - Sioux Falls

Chair:  Legislative Task Force

Tom Geu:

Professor, Knudson School of Law, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

Erin Goetzinger:

         Homemaker, former legislative aid to Sen. Tom Daschle - Rapid City

Betsy Groves:

Lamont Enterprises, Whitewood Partnership - Rapid City

Rose Ann Hofland:

Director of Communications & Community Engagement at Levitt at the Falls - Sioux Falls

Chair, Board Development

Ron Jeffries:

General Manager Central States Fair & BH Stock Show & Rodeo - Rapid City

Carrie Moore:

Owner, Jenny's Floral - Custer, SD

Charolyn Mize:

Retired Educator - Spearfish

Carissa Naasz:

Teacher, Rapid City Catholic School System - Rapid City

Dr. Jaime Norton:

Dentist, Massa Dental - Hot Springs 

Victor Shonk:

Associate Professor of Theatre, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

Chair: Education Committee

Sara Southwood:

Music Teacher, Sioux Falls School System - Sioux Falls

Jennifer Sutherland:

Program Manager, Black Hills Energy, Owner: Ghost Canyon Getaway, Hermosa

Mandie Weinandt:

Director of Center for Teaching and Learning,

Instructor, Beacom School of Business, University of South Dakota - Vermillion

Chair:  Fundraising Committee

Joe Williams:

Director of Community Education and Director of Native American Programs, Plains Art Museum - Fargo

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