Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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To contact a licensing board, select the appropriate board on the licensing board page and use the direct contact information found on the individual board page. Questions about Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program should be directed to the Department of Social Services.

To contact the Department of Health general mailbox use this form or find a direct contact in our directory below.

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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

Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
Monica Harding, Executive Assistant, 605-773-3923
Joan Adam, Division Director, Administration, 605-773-3361
Colleen Winter, Division Director, Family and Community Health, 605-773-3737
Tom Martinec, Division Director, Health Systems Development and Regulation, 605-773-6188
Dr. Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist, 605-773-2795
Kari Williams, Finance Officer, 605-773-4939
Barb Buhler, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3361

Child and Family Services - Linda Ahrendt, 605-773-4074

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - Kiley Hump, 605-773-5610


Correctional Health - Kayla Tinker, 605-773-2707


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

Disease Prevention Services - Bonnie Jameson, 605-773-3917

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


Health Protection (food safety; restaurant, campground & lodging licensure) - Bill Chalcraft, 605-773-3907

Public Health Laboratory - Dr. Tim Southern, 605-773-3368

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

Rural Health - Halley Lee, 605-773-3366

  • Health Occupations for Today & Tomorrow (HOTT) - Katie Reuman, 605-773-6320
  • Recruitment Programs - Jill Dean, 605-773-2706
  • Healthcare Workforce Center - Josie Petersen, 605-773-3517
  • J-1 Visa Waiver Program - Jill Dean, 605-773-2706
  • Rural Hospital Program Coordinator - Kenneth Doppenberg, 605-773-5883
  • Simulation in Motion - South Dakota (SIM-SD) - Halley Lee, 605-773-3366
  • Emergency Medical Services / Trauma System - Marty Link, 605-367-5372
  • Trauma System - Rebecca Baird, 605-367-8371

Vital Records - Mariah Pokorny, 605-773-4961
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