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SDAHO Welcomes Lindsay Stroman as Workforce Development Coordinator

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) welcomes Lindsay Stroman to the team as the Workforce Development Coordinator. SDAHO was recently awarded the Rural Health Network Development Grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Lindsay’s position is made possible through the Network Development Grant.

The project will create a network of healthcare organizations and community partners called South Dakota Rural Workforce Network (SDRWN), with the purpose to improve access to healthcare services in rural South Dakota by developing an all-inclusive pipeline of rural healthcare essential workers.

The project will target rural ethnic and racial minorities, refugees, second career adults and high school students. In addition to assisting member facilities with workforce needs, the grant will help improve economic stability in communities where new essential healthcare workers reside.

Lindsay’s role will include the development and implementation of the association’s strategies and approaches to address the needs of SDAHO members related to supply, recruitment, and retention of the healthcare workforce. “My long-term goal is to successfully create a stable pipeline of essential healthcare workers to serve the rural healthcare facilities throughout South Dakota.” Lindsay Stroman, Workforce Development Coordinator, SDAHO

Lindsay has been part of the healthcare community since she was a child, growing up in Centerville, South Dakota, known for the Zebra donut. “I have worked with patients since I was 8 years old, as I volunteered for a rural nursing home where my mother was the Director of Nursing.” Lindsay Stroman, Workforce Development Coordinator, SDAHO. Lindsay says every day after school the bus would drop her off at the nursing home and she would assist with resident activities, feeding and distributing trays. As a teenager, Lindsay volunteered for Compassionate Care Hospice, providing residents in rural nursing home facilities comfort and support on their hospice journey.

Lindsay attended the University of South Dakota, where she was a cheerleader for the USD Coyotes. Lindsay received a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Kinesiology and Exercise Science and a minor in coaching. While attending USD, Lindsay worked at Sesdac as a direct support professional, and Home Manager supporting people with disabilities. While there, Lindsay also volunteered her time as a Special Olympics coach.

After graduating in 2018, Lindsay began working as a Health Screening Coordinator for the state of South Dakota. In addition, Lindsay was a health coach, serving patients with chronic health problems, helping them achieve a variety of goals while educating them on health literacy. She would later accept a position as an Exercise Specialist, Stress Tech, and Enhanced External Counter Pulsation Treatment (EECP) Therapist with Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. EECP Therapy uses pressure on the lower limbs to improve blood flow in people with long-term symptoms of heart disease. “EECP therapy was a brand-new healthcare adventure and was created by my small team of five people and continues to help people overcome heart conditions every day. It has also expanded to other facilities around the country.” Lindsay Stroman, Workforce Development Coordinator, SDAHO. Lindsay would later earn a Master of Business Administration and during that time accepted a position as Property Manager with Loyd Companies. While there, Lindsay says she missed working in the healthcare industry, and when she saw SDAHO’s job opportunity to mix her business and healthcare experiences, she knew she had a lot to offer. “I finally came to the realization that I loved healthcare, but I am also very passionate about the business side and human resources side of healthcare. As I grow in my position with SDAHO, I am extremely excited to use my previous experience and education to dive into the true passion of helping others and our healthcare community” Lindsay Stroman, Workforce Development Coordinator, SDAHO

In her free time Lindsay enjoys anything that involves getting up and moving, in addition to traveling. “I spend a good majority of my time performing hot yoga at an infrared fitness studio in Sioux Falls. I have been practicing hot yoga sculpt for about 3 years and I love the new challenges that it brings my way daily.” Lindsay Stroman, Workforce Development Coordinator, SDAHO. In addition, Lindsay says she enjoys lake activities and spending time with friends and her boyfriend Jade and their two 6-year-old girls, dog named Siba and preparing for a new baby on the way.

Please join us in welcoming Lindsay Stroman, as SDAHO’s Workforce Development Coordinator.

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