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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

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South Dakota Department of Health

Robert Hayes Building

600 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, SD 57501-2536

Phone: 605-773-3361

Fax: 605-773-5683

1-800-738-2301 (in SD only)

Staff Directory

Doneen Hollingsworth, Department Secretary
Colleen Kozel, Executive Assistant, 605-773-3923
Joan Adam, Division Director, Administration, 605-773-3361
Colleen Winter, Division Director, Health and Medical Services, 605-773-3737
Tom Martinec, Division Director, Health Systems Development and Regulation, 605-773-6188
Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist, 605-773-2795
Kari Williams, Finance Officer, 605-773-4939
Barb Buhler, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3361

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - Linda Ahrendt, 605-773-5610

Correctional Health - Kayla Tinker, 605-773-2707

Data and Statistics - Mark Gildemaster, 605-773-3596

Disease Prevention - Bonnie Jameson, 605-773-3917

Family & Community Health Services - Darlene Bergeleen, 605-773-4074
  • Home Visiting Program - Cherie Koch 605-394-6101
  • Baby Care (case management for high-risk pregnant women) - Peggy Seurer, 605-948-2412
  • Better Health for Kids with Chronic Conditions - Barb Hemmelman, 605-773-4749
  • Family Planning - Amanda Ainslie, 605-773-4476
  • Newborn Hearing Screening - Lucy Fossen, 605-773-2944
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening - Lucy Fossen, 605-773-2944
  • WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children) - Rhonda Buntrock, 605-773-4786

Health Facilities Licensure & Certification - Chris Qualm, 605-773-3356

Health Protection (food safety; restaurant, campground & lodging licensure) - Bill Chalcraft, 605-773-4130

Public Health Laboratory - Mike Smith, 605-773-4757

Public Health Preparedness & Response - Bill Chalcraft, 605-773-3907

Rural Health - Halley Lee, 605-773-3366

  • Health Occupations for Today & Tomorrow (HOTT) - Jill Dean, 605-773-2706
  • Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program - Kelsey Hanson, 605-773-2679
  • Healthcare Workforce Center - Josie Petersen, 605-773-3517
  • J-1 Visa Waiver Program - Kelsey Hanson, 605-773-2679
  • Rural Hospital Program Coordinator - Kenneth Doppenberg, 605-773-5883
  • Simulation in Motion - South Dakota (SIM-SD) - Jill Dean, 605-773-2706
  • Trauma System - Marty Link, 605-367-5372

Vital Records - Mariah Pokorny, 605-773-4961
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