Leadership

Leadership

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Board of Directors

Children's Home Society is governed by a 27-member Board of Directors composed of individuals in Eastern and Western South Dakota.

Laura JohnsonLaura Johnson,
Board President

Eric LeeEric Lee,
Board Vice President

Gina HopkinsGina Hopkins,
Board Secretary

Jack MarshJohn S. “Jack” Marsh,
Board Treasurer

Sally AndersonSally Anderson,
Honorary Member

Jim BermanJim Berman

Helen BoerHelen Boer

Darla CrownDarla Crown

Paulette DavidsonPaulette Davidson

Mick GibbsMick Gibbs

Tim HamelTim Hamel

Lafawn JanisLafawn Janis

Melissa JohnsonMelissa Johnson

Amy KoenigAmy Koenig

Deanna LarsonDeanna Larson

Dustin MorrisonDustin Morrison

John RozellJohn Rozell

Jim SchmidtJim Schmidt

Karen SchreierKaren Schreier

Greg SchweissGreg Schweiss

Scott ScofieldScott Scofield

Chirag ShuklaChirag Shukla

Scott SlettenScott Sletten

Deb SoholtDeb Soholt

Carolynn StavengerCarolynn Stavenger

Maureen SugaMaureen Suga

Marilyn Van DemarkMarilyn Van Demark

Learn more about our Foundation and our Foundation Board Leadership.

CHS Executive Leadership

Michelle LavalleeMichelle Lavallee,
Chief Executive Officer

Joe HerdinaJoe Herdina,
Chief Financial Officer

Karl JegerisKarl Jegeris,
Chief Operating Officer

Mark NiemeyerMark Niemeyer,
Chief People Officer

Rick WeberRick Weber,
Foundation Development Director

CHS Program and Department Leadership

  •  Ondrea Patzlaff, Director of Residential Treatment 
  •  Mike Groher, Director of Schools
  •  Freddy Maseman, Black Hills Children's Home Program Director
  •  Lisa Johnson, Sioux Falls Children's Home Program Director
  •  Chelsie Ogaard, Community Based Services Program Director
  •  Tifanie Petro, Advocacy and Prevention Program Director
  •  Amy Carter, Children's Inn and Bright Start Operations Director
  •  Kathy Schneider, Bright Start Nurse Supervisor
  • Teresa Pick, Human Resource Director
  •  Jeff Lush, Accounting Director
  •  Mike McKnight, IT Director
  •  Janet Andersen, Marketing and Communications Director
  •  Jody Carpenter, Compliance Director



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