Rural Health Staff Directory

Reach the Office of Rural Health at 605-773-3361 (phone) or 605-773-5683 (fax).

Kaitlin Thomas, Administrator

  • Josie Petersen, Assistant Administrator
    • Rural Experience Programming
    • Pierre Rural Family Medicine Residency

  • DeAnn Sprenger, Recruitment Program Coordinator
    • Recruitment Assistance Program
    • Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
    • J-1 Visa Waiver Program
    • Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNET)
    • Dental Externship Program
  • Michelle Hoffman, Rural Hospital Programs Coordinator
    • Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Critical Access Hospital) Program
    • Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program

  • Emily Paulsen, Primary Care Program Coordinator
    • Health Professional Shortage Designations
    • National Health Service Corps
  • Amber Hodgin, Rural Health Specialist
    • State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
    • Scrubs Camp and Camp Med