Affiliated Societies

Affiliated Societies word cloudThe South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations has 17 affiliated societies. These affiliates consist of individuals whose work contributes to the provision of quality health care in South Dakota. The affiliated societies participate in the SDAHO Annual Convention and have the opportunity to offer their own educational tracks during the September event, which is the largest gathering of health care providers in South Dakota. The affiliated societies also receive information on other educational opportunities offered by SDAHO.


Northern Plains Association of Healthcare Material Management

President: Matt Meyer, Avera Health, Sioux Falls


Siouxland Chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association

President: Kathy Winter, Osceola Community Hospital, Sibley


Social Services in Long Term Care

President: Tonya Weg, Platte Care Center Avera, Platte


South Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

President: Lisa Stark, Sanford Health, Fargo


South Dakota Association for Healthcare Quality

President: Elizabeth Bockelman, Sanford Health Canton


South Dakota Association of Activity Coordinators

President: Carmen Worth, Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg


South Dakota Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries

President: Linda Smith, Clear Lake


South Dakota Association of Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations

President: Kim Rieger, Huron Regional Medical Center


South Dakota Central Service Society

President: Kim Wenzel, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls


South Dakota Health Information Management & Systems Society

President: Denise Stover, Regional Health, Rapid City


South Dakota Health Information Management Association

President: Jamie Husher, Sanford Business Center, Sioux Falls


South Dakota Adult Day Services Association

President: Molly Keegan, Active Generations, Sioux Falls


South Dakota Healthcare Engineers Society

President: Sherrie Dietrich, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Center, Rapid City


South Dakota Healthcare Executives

President: Dan Gran, Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls


South Dakota Healthcare Human Resource Association

President: Yelle Turner, Wagner Community Memorial Hospital Avera


South Dakota Healthcare Social Work Association

President: Kelly Tobin, VA Black Hills Health Care System, Fort Meade


South Dakota Organization of Nurse Executives

President: Suzanne Campbell, Regional Health Spearfish Hospital

Other professional societies

South Dakota Healthcare Financial Management Association (SDHFMA)
President: Jamie Schaefer, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton

South Dakota Healthcare Coalition

Nurse Practitioner Association of South Dakota (NPASD)
President: Lori (Thornton) Wegehaupt, Rapid City

South Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants (SDAPA)
President: Kristi Stemsrud, Pierre

South Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists (SDANA)
President: Wendy Vander Kooi, Sioux Falls

South Dakota Nurses Association (SDNA)
President: Brittany Novotny, Pierre

South Dakota Occupational Therapy Association (SDOTA)
President: Stacy Smallfield, Sioux Falls

South Dakota Pharmacists Association (SDPHA)
President: Sue Schaefer, Pierre

South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA)
President: Ron Van Dyke, Sioux Falls