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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, 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

Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
Colleen Kozel, 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

  • All Women Count! (breast and cervical cancer screening) - Karen Cudmore, 605-773-5728
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiologist - Ashley Miller, 605-367-4342
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening - Karen Cudmore, 605-773-5728
  • Comprehensive Cancer Control - Lexi Haux, 605-626-2660, Ext. 134
  • Diabetes Prevention & Control - Melissa Coull, 605-688-6011
  • Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention - Pamela Schochenmaier, 605-773-6744
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity - Larissa Skjonsberg, 605-773-2171; Susan Alverson, 605-256-5740                       
  • South Dakota Cancer Registry - Kay Dosch, 605-773-6345
  • Tobacco Control - Vacant, 605-773-2891
  • Worksite Wellness - DeeDee Dugstad, 605-773-4932

 

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) - Jill Dean, 605-773-2706
  • Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program - Jacob Parsons, 605-773-2679
  • Healthcare Workforce Center - Josie Petersen, 605-773-3517
  • J-1 Visa Waiver Program - Jacob Parsons, 605-773-2679
  • Rural Hospital Program Coordinator - Kenneth Doppenberg, 605-773-5883
  • Simulation in Motion - South Dakota (SIM-SD) - Jill Dean, 605-773-2706
  • Emergency Medical Services / Trauma System - Marty Link, 605-367-5372

Vital Records - Mariah Pokorny, 605-773-4961
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