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Advisory Board Overview

The purpose of the Advisory Board of the Community Health Worker Collaborative of South Dakota (CHWSD) is to provide professional guidance to the leadership of the CHWSD and the South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH) as it relates to Community Health Workers (CHWs) in South Dakota. The CHWSD was formed to assist the SD DOH in promoting and sustaining the CHW workforce in South Dakota.

The initial Advisory Board of the CHWSD will serve in their positions from October 1, 2020 through June 1, 2022. As the CHW profession develops in South Dakota, Advisory Board positions will transition to being held by practicing CHWs in South Dakota.

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Interested in serving on the CHWSD Advisory Board? Contact Ben Tiensvold at ben@chwsd.org.

CHWSD Advisory Board 2020 – 2022

Samantha Hynes

Samantha Hynes

South Dakota Department of Social Services, Division of Medical Services

South Dakota Department of Social Services Medicaid Representative
Rachel Sehr

Rachel Sehr

South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Cardiovascular Disease Representative
Kayla Magee

Kayla Magee

South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

National Diabetes Prevention Program Representative
Megan Jacobson

Megan Jacobson

Better Choices, Better Health® SD

Co-Better Choices, Better Health® SD Program Representative
Lori Oster

Lori Oster

Better Choices, Better Health® SD

Co-Better Choices, Better Health® SD Program Representative
Heidi Wirtjes

Heidi Wirtjes

Lake Area Technical College

Community Health Worker Training Program Representative
Liz Marso

Liz Marso

South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Representative
Larissa Skjonsberg

Larissa Skjonsberg

South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

South Dakota Department of Health Representative
Lori Koenecke

Lori Koenecke

South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Cancer Representative
Melanie Boetel

Melanie Boetel

South Dakota Department of Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health and/or Substance Abuse Representative
Sierra Phelps

Sierra Phelps

South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Tobacco Prevention and Control Representative
Linda Ahrendt

Linda Ahrendt

South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health

Maternal Child Health Representative
Open Position

Open Position

Indian Health Service

Manager of a Community Health Representative Program or Indian Health Service Community Health Representative Program
Open Position

Open Position

TBD

Community Health Representative
Open Position

Open Position

TBD

Manager of a Community Health Worker Program/Community Health Worker Ally
Open Position

Open Position

TBD

Medical Provider