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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.

Eric LeeEric Lee,
Board President

Deb SoholtDeb Soholt,
Board Vice President

Jim SchmidtJim Schmidt,
Board Treasurer

Jack MarshJohn S. “Jack” Marsh,
Board Secretary

Sally AndersonSally Anderson,
Honorary Member

Matt BenneMatt Benne

Jim BermanJim Berman

Helen BoerHelen Boer

Darla CrownDarla Crown

Paulette DavidsonPaulette Davidson

Tim DoughertyTim Dougherty

Mick GibbsMick Gibbs

Tim HamelTim Hamel

Gina HopkinsGina Hopkins

Lafawn JanisLafawn Janis

Laura JohnsonLaura Johnson

Melissa JohnsonMelissa Johnson

Amy KoenigAmy Koenig

Deanna LarsonDeanna Larson

Luke LindbergLuke Lindberg

Dustin MorrisonDustin Morrison

John RozellJohn Rozell

Greg SchweissGreg Schweiss

Scott ScofieldScott Scofield

Chirag ShuklaChirag Shukla

Scott SlettenScott Sletten

Carolynn StavengerCarolynn Stavenger

Learn more about our Foundation and our Foundation Board Leadership.

CHS Executive Leadership

Michelle LavalleeMichelle Lavallee,
Chief Executive Officer

Shannon ClarkShannon Clark,
Chief Financial Officer

Joe HerdinaJoe Herdina,
Chief Financial Officer

Karl JegerisKarl Jegeris,
Chief Operating Officer

Jon MammengaJon Mammenga
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Mark NiemeyerMark Niemeyer,
Chief Human Resources Officer

CHS Program and Department Leadership

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

    Learn more about our Programs and Services.