South Dakota Health Link Advisory Council

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Advisory Council Members

Joan Adam, Chairperson
Division Director, Administration
Department of Health

Lynn Beck
Consumer Representative

Kevin DeWald
Executive Director
SD Health Link at DOH

Amie Downs
Senior Director ISTS Information and Systems
Good Samaritan Society

Scott Eccarius, MD
Physician Representative
Eccarius Eye Clinic

Deb Fischer-Clemens
Senior Vice President Public Policy
Avera Health

Stephanie Lahr, MD
Regional Health

Tim Rave
Vice President Public Policy
Sanford Health

Gilbert Johnson
Vice President, Health Information Systems
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations

Brenda Tidball-Zeltinger
Deputy Secretary
Department of Social Services

Scott Weatherill

Chief Information Officer
Horizon Health Care, Inc.

Finance Committee Members

Mark East
Vice President

Greg Evans
Provider Reimbursements & Audits
Department of Social Services

Cole Turner
Vice President, Finance
Sanford Health

Mike Olson
Director of Financial Planning

Austin Willuweit
Vice President of Finance
Regional Health


Clinical Committee Members

Kristen Bunt
Director, Quality Integration

Tammy Fraser
Quality Director
Brookings Health Systems

Joy Gebhard
Director of Quality and Accreditation
Avera Health Plans

Sarah Hedeen
Enterprise Director, Clinical Informatics Operations Team – Hospital and Network
Sanford Health

Nicole Kerkenbush
VP Data Analytics
Regional Health

Alex Middendorf
Assitant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
SDSU – College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions