Director, Avera St. Mary's Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center

She earned her M.S. in Nursing from South Dakota State University in 2009. Angela is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Child Forensic Interviewer with over fifteen years of experience.

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Director of Division of Educational Services & Support

Director of Division of Educational Services & Support at the South Dakota Department of Education.

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Burroughs Counseling and Consultation

Ashley Termansen received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver in 2010, with a focus on clinical social work and trauma response and recovery.

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Supervisory Special Agent

Supervisory Special Agent Brent Gromer has been in Law Enforcement for over 21 years.

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Division Director for the Division of Family and Community Health at the South Dakota Department of Health

Colleen has served the administration of the South Dakota Department of Health since 1982 including Director of the Office of Family Health and Administrator of the Office of Health Promotion.

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Daniele Dosch, MSW

Victim Specialist

A Special Agent with the South Dakota Office of Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Investigation.

South Dakota Board of Regents

Jay Perry, Ph.D. has worked in the Office of the Executive Director for the South Dakota Board of Regents since 2014.

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Chair, Nursing, University of South Dakota

Haifa AbouSamra serves as chair of the Nursing program at the University of South Dakota.

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Dean of Education and Human Sciences at South Dakota State University

Dr. Thorngren is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Family Therapist.

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Jolene’s first publicly shared her story of being a victim of child sexual abuse in 2011. She is the namesake of Jolene’s Law Task.

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Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of South Dakota

She teaches primarily in the areas of child welfare, Indian child welfare, and trauma-informed social work practice with children and families.

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Executive Director at South Dakota Network against Family Violence and Sexual Assault

Executive Director at South Dakota Network against Family Violence and Sexual Assault since 1999.

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A mother of four busy boys, 4H Dog Project Leader, and full-time student pursuing her Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice.

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County Victim's Advocate

Michelle Seten is the Juvenile Diversion Coordinator for Minnehaha County.

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Medical Director at Child’s Voice Sanford Children’s Hospital

Medical Director at Child’s Voice Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls and Avera St. Mary’s Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center in Pierre.

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Court Improvement Program Coordinator for the South Dakota Unified Judicial System

Sara has many years of experience in child welfare with positions with the South Dakota Department of Social Services.

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Deb Soholt is a Republican member of the South Dakota Senate representing District 14 as well as Director of Women’s Health at Avera McKennan.

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Sergeant, Pennington County Sheriff's Office

Sgt. Stevens currently supervises the People Crimes Investigation team at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.

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Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota

Shana Cerny holds a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

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Special Agent with the South Dakota Office of Attorney General

A Special Agent with the South Dakota Office of Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Investigation.

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Executive Director, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

Tatewin is from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota, Oglala Lakota and Inhanktonwan nations in South Dakota.

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Advocacy and Prevention Program Director, Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center

Tifanie Petro serves as the Director of Advocacy and Prevention, overseeing the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center and multiple statewide awareness and education campaigns. 

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Division Director of Child Protection Services for the Department of Social Services

Virgena Wieseler currently serves as the Division Director of Child Protection Services for the Department of Social Services.

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State’s Attorney of Lake County in Madison, SD

Wendy earned her Juris Doctor with an emphasis in Constitutional Law from University of South Dakota School of Law and began her career in law in 1998.

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