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Meet the Board

2024 Board of Directors








Past President:                    


Dean of College of Fine Arts USD:



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


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

Betsy Groves: Lamont Enterprises, Whitewood Partnership - Rapid City


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

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

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

Rick Giesel:  Retired, former CEO Regional / Sanford Health - Rapid City

Corey Brown Vice President of Government Relations, Sanford Health - Sioux Falls

              Chair:  Legislative Task Force


Executive Committee


Whitnee Coy: Professional Development Project Mgr - Black Hills Special Services - Rapid City

Rai Genna: Chair and Associate Professor USD Theatre, Coordinator of BFA Studies, Director of Graduate Studies   

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

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

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

Deb Kuehn: Certified Family & Neonatal Practitioner: Black Hills Pediatrics, Rapid City & Monument Spearfish Pediatrics Clinic

Carrie Moore: Owner, Jenny's Floral - Custer, SD


Charolyn MizeRetired Educator - Spearfish


Carissa NaaszTeacher, Rapid City Catholic School System - Rapid City


Dr. Jaime NortonDentist, Massa Dental - Hot Springs 

Stephanie Rissler: Communications Manager - SD Health Care Association - Vermillion

Cynthia Robertson:  Homeschool Educator and former Public School Teacher -- Rapid City

Anjelica Sasse: Compensation Analyst, Black Hills Energy - Rapid City


Sara Southwood: Music Teacher, Sioux Falls School System - Sioux Falls       


Mandie Weinandt: Director of Center for Teaching and Learning,

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

Eric Whitcher: Pennington County Public Defender

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